A glimpse of ‘Their own personal Dublin’ Knitted Together

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Ladies from west inner city Dublin will display a knitted, stitched, and embroidered art creation of their community, city and memories at the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, on Tuesday and Wednesday, 19th and 20th May 2015, from 11am to 3pm each day. The event is part of Age & Opportunity’s #Bealtaine Festival in Dublin and #MansionHouse300 celebrations.

Rialto’s ‘Stitch and Bitch’ group have been working with Fatima Groups United artist-in-residence, Sadhbh Lawlor, on the Knitted Together Project. The project is a creation of textile sculptures of imagined or remembered buildings and a personal documentation of the women’s lives and their environment. Included in the works is a striking model of Blocks H and J of the old Fatima Mansions flat complex, a wonderful weave of colourful threads and wool.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke says: “As part of the Bealtaine Festival and the celebration of the 300 year anniversary of the Mansion House, the Knitted Together project team have a remarkable creation of their own personal Dublin in a wonderful three-dimensional form. I invite everyone to come along to the Mansion House to watch and admire the work of these talented knitters.”
“Every member of the group has knit or stitched a part of a textile sculpture of the Mansion House which we will be presented to the Lord Mayor in acknowledgement of the 300 year anniversary. It will be taking centre stage in our creative, crafted cityscape. We invite you to join us at the Mansion House for knitting, art work and a cup of tea with the chat” said Sadhbh Lawlor, Knitted Together Group Leader and Artist.

Ciarán McKinney, Head of Arts & Culture at Age & Opportunity is delighted to see the project develop in such a high-profile way: “We’ve been supporting Knitted Together from the beginning and we’re delighted that the rest of Dublin will now be able to enjoy this soft city that is emerging from Rialto. It’s not often that a knitting project tweaks the interest of planners, architects, historians and community activists in the way that this has, and we are delighted to showcase it as part of our Bealtaine festival.”

The Knitted Together project team is part of the Fatima Groups United Arts Programme in Rialto operating with the support of Dublin City Council and Age & Opportunity.

Poster can be viewed at:
http://bit.ly/KnittedTogetherPoster



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For further information contact:


Sadhbh Lawlor, Knitted Together Group Leader/Artist 085 744 9799 or email sadhbhsfatbees@gmail.com
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170,
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