Sculpture in Context 2017
Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.
First Impressions is PACE’s submission for “Sculpture in Context” Exhibition 2017 in the Botanic Gardens. It is a multidisciplinary sculptural piece comprised of wood and ceramic pieces, using various artistic skills such as pyrography, wood turning and hand building/carving in clay.
The concept is about dispelling preconceptions we have about people, in particular prisoners. Perhaps First Impressions shouldn’t necessarily last, as is often the case, when it might only be the start of the story.
The design is borne from the first physical impression people give when going into prison, the finger print. This makes for an aesthetically interesting pattern as well as allowing each piece to be completely individual and signature to its designer. It is also a way to sign the work and remain anonymous at the same time, should the artist choose. We wanted to produce a high quality sculpture that holds its own in a professional environment irrespective of artistic experience and personal backgrounds. We hope that if you go along to visit this exhibit you will agree that we have achieved this.
Our postcard garden has been reassembled back at PACE horticulture HQ. A beautiful addition to the garden.
Here it is. Our new Promotional video.
As well as being a promotional video for PACE this was made to be show as part of a presentation at the Launch of the Irish Prison Service Annual Report 2016, the Probation Service Annual Report 2016 and the launch of “A New Way Forward – the Joint Social Enterprise Strategy 2017 -2019 in Mountjoy Prison attended by the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D. as well as Director General Michael Donnellan, Director of Probation Service Vivien Geiran, Governor Brian Murphy, colleagues and invited guests.
This new extra sturdy design was installed yesterday on McKee Avenue in Finglas Village.
The frame was madein our industrial unit.
Time to slap some stainer on
Patrick Smith from Dublin City Council is there to meet us
The lads get cracking
It comes in handy having a Horticulture project at the Social Enterprise
Custom made, delivered and planted.
Preperations are underway for our offering for this years Bloom festival. Behold! A masterpiece in the making!
Work has been going on to make a Promotional video for PACE. In the final editing stage, the end Video will be posted here very soon.
We were delighted to see a few locals painting and doing some replanting on the planter boxes that were installed last year. Spring is in the air!
Our lads at the Metal shop made and installed this huge gate. We were asked to add some additional protection which we took care of on site.
2 Planter boxes were dropped off and with fresh plants added on location in Ballymun too Glamorous Hair and Beauty.
We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new delivery van. Helping us to offer a better service in the community.