Film Makers - Alison Fitzgerald

Details

Location

Benburb

Year

2016

Source

Format

video

colour

Length

07min 01sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

TACA Works

Rights Holder

Northern Ireland Screen

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

In celebration of Northern Ireland’s rich craft landscape, past and present, five makers were invited to produce new work in response to heritage footage from Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive.

Featuring basket-weaver Alison Fitzgerald in 1986 and 2016, at two stages of her career, along with footage from the 1960s, this episode highlights the continuity between historical skills.

Alison Fitzgerald trained as a botanist before moving from England to Ireland in 1980. This background gave her a fascination with the many varieties of willow and inspired her to try basket weaving. Her baskets are admired internationally for their subtle blends of natural bark colours, strong curves and tactile qualities.

Notes

Exhibited at Real To Reel 2017 - The Craft Film Festival

Credits

Directors: Simon Mills, Lorna Mills, and Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell

Supported by Craft Northern Ireland, Film Hub NI and the BFI.

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