Originally trained in textile design, Julie Griffiths pursues a multi-disciplinary practice within a social arena. Her main focus of interest lies in materiality / immateriality, and community as social construct.
Till/Until, her most recent project, involved planting and weaving an acre of flax, as an investigation into our relationship with place, and how we create our sense of belonging.
ARTIST/ SOCIAL PRACTITIONER /EDUCATOR
Maeve Collins practice has evolved into research of systems of justice - natural and man-made, gender relations and equality. She is interested in exploring how socially engaged practices can operate and intervene in systems of social control, such as the Irish judicial system, to produce spaces of liberation and empathy. This involves an enquiry into the value of works produced from ‘being with’ error as a relevant position. A durational project began in 2011, A Midnight Court Sitting, attempts to open up an earthy conversation around these issues with (the) public.
THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S COUNCIL OF IRELAND
NWCI is the leading national women’s membership organisation seeking equality between women and men. Membership includes 170 member groups as well as a wide range of individuals from a diversity of backgrounds.
Our mission is to lead and to be a catalyst for change in the achievement of equality between women and men.
Odlums has been milling and packing flour in Ireland for over 160 years. The business was originally established by the Odlum family in 1845 when they opened their first flour mill in Portlaoise. Today Odlums continues to produce premium flour products for traditional home bakers, novice cooks and retailers nationwide.
Julie Griffiths and Maeve Collins met in 2013 while studying for their Masters in Social Practice and the Creative Environment at the School of Art and Design in Limerick, and have been collaborating since.
Fold and Rise emerged from a workshop response to visiting lecturer Pauline Conroy.