Film Makers - Nicola Gates

Details

Location

Year

2016

Source

Format

colour

Length

06min 38sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

TACA Works

Rights Holder

Northern Ireland Screen

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 weaver Nicola Gates, this episode highlights the relationship between historical skills and contemporary making

Nicola Gates is the founder of Olla Nua, a small weaving studio creating hand woven textiles that add warmth, comfort and tactility to the modern home and accessories that can be carried or worn. The name ‘Olla Nua’ is derived from the Irish words for ‘new wool’, reflecting Nicola’s aim to interpret a traditional material and techniques in a modern and vibrant way. 

Notes

 Exhibited at Real To Reel 2017 - The Craft Film Festival

Credits

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

Supported by CraftNI, Film Hub NI and the BFI.

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