No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
About my work
This project comes at a time of great turmoil in the world. So many rights are being violated, and I have felt I am failing in my duty as a human to do something about it. I must stand up for the rights of others. This project is a statement, the opening of a dialogue that I wish to be a part of.
In my block, I wanted to represent Ireland. Though we have a rich ancient history and culture, we are a young country. We have been working hard in recent years to change injustices. The referendums on marriage equality and bodily autonomy have shown that activism does work, and there is a whole new generation of Irish growing up seeing that their voices and their votes really can change the world around them. Through this project I want to acknowledge these great achievements, but remind us that there is still a way to go.
- Be Alice
Alice is a passionate embroiderer, inspired by Ireland—its history, its culture, its landscape. She uses her extensive knowledge of embroidery and textile techniques to create contemporary wall art. Her attention to pattern, colour and texture allows customers to take a small piece of Ireland into their homes.
Alice is currently working on a series inspired by Irish wildflowers. As our towns and cities develop, traditional hedgerows are beginning to disappear. Through this series, Alice wishes to remind the audience of the importance we once placed on these wildflowers. Although they are not used as medicines or talismans today, they are still an important part of our landscape and culture.
Alongside this, Alice is also creating custom embroideries for every occasion. Whether it be to celebrate the birth of a child, a wedding gift, or just because, no idea is too small. Alice also creates jewellery pieces, prints and hoops to be sold at markets around Dublin.
Alice graduated from the Royal School of Needlework in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in hand-embroidery. She has worked on a number of high-profile projects, such as Nicholas Oakwell’s GREAT dress for the GREAT Britain Campaign, and the HBO Game of Thrones Hardhome Embroidery. During her time at the Royal School of Needlework, Alice was awarded bursaries in 2016 and 2017. In 2018, her work was displayed in Artonomy at the MART Gallery, Dublin—an exhibition and auction held to raise money for the campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment in Ireland. Alice also donated work to the Take Heart Pop Up to support the work of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.