From Trash Fashion to Telling Mill Tales

One of our very own community artists is taking to the screen

Rosie Moore has been working with various organisations and groups for several years, and is highly involved in our Trash Fashion project and yearly fashion show. She has combined her passion for textiles with her knowledge of local history, and visits groups and care homes telling stories, in character as a mill worker. Like most community artists, all her work was all cancelled in March. Thankfully, she has now received National Lottery Funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to enable her to reach her audience by video. “It’s been a challenge” she said “mainly because what I normally do is interactive and tactile, so I’m trying to engage people without actually being amongst them. I’m doing everything myself, from the writing to the filming and editing. The technical stuff is my biggest learning curve, but us freelance artists are a resourceful lot and I’ll give anything a go! I will also be able to reach a lot more people this way, as some places are too far away to visit in person. So although a lot more people will get to see me, I won’t get to see all the lovely faces of those enjoying my stories.”

You can follow the story of this project on Rosie’s Instagram here: www.instagram.com/textiletoursandtells

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