Ana Ospina and Alice Halliday
Circus, St Patricks Parade Project
Studio Residency 7 January to 20 March
The artists will create a visually spectacular and eco-friendly response to the theme ‘Circus’ for the St Patricks Day Parade 2019 by creating upcycled costumes to be made and worn by 10-15 performers of a range of ages from the local community. All materials will be pre-used and recycled wherever possible. Participants in the project will learn about the history of the circus and use their imaginations to think about what its future might look like. They will also develop characters of their own to perform as in the parade. Ana Ospina is a socially engaged artist and creative producer with a background in Theatre Design (specialising in Costume). Alice Halliday is an ethical fashion designer, specialising in unique made-to-measure Bohemian Bridal Couture & Event Wear. She has a passion for sustainability and uses mostly vintage and upcycled materials in her creations. Abigail O’Shea – Project Assistant (AOS) is a student at Cork County College of Commerce, Art and Craft QQI level 5.