In 1998 the Very Reverend Dr. Paul Mooney, rector of St. Mary’s Church in New Ross conceived the idea of creating a tapestry depicting the medieval history Wexford and, in particular, the town of New Ross, to hang in the church. Ann Griffen Bernstorff was commissioned by the organisers of the Ros Tapestry project, to paint the 15 cartoons (6’ x 4½’). During the development of the project, it was decided that the church was no longer a suitable venue for showing the tapestries, and that a dedicated site was required.
Over the last sixteen years 150 volunteers have stitched the panels, working with more than 450 different shades of wool. The work is now nearing completion with work on the final panel taking place in Kilkenny.
While there is much archived photography of the making of the panels, this body of work, by means of a formal portrait, seeks to make visible as many as possible of the volunteers as individuals, rather than as a unit in a group.
Sarah McGahon - Hat Designer
Publicity images for the the music group Zrazy, the award Winning Original Jazz/Celtic/Pop from Ireland, in relation to the release of their new album.
The Carole Nelson Trio
Publicity image for the trio.