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“The practice of weaving together, constructing fabric, repetitively building, removing, allowing fibres to settle, creating new space and substance. Everything within this practice has brought me into peacebuilding."

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Hello!


“The practice of weaving together, constructing fabric, repetitively building, removing, allowing fibres to settle, creating new space and substance. Everything within this practice has brought me into peacebuilding."

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ABOUT CAROLE

Freelance Textile Artist. Expressive Arts, Conflict Transformation
and Peacebuilding facilitator.

 
 

Originally trained as a weaver, Carole’s work covers different approaches which intertwine around the Expressive Arts, creativity, community development, education and leadership. 

With 20 years experience of delivering courses, initiating and facilitating projects mainly for adults in both community art and education settings across Northern Ireland. Carole has devised arts projects for those in trauma, used creative approaches to community development, delivered leadership training, access to the arts programmes and taught business and professional development skills to those in the creative industries. Her work is seen and recognised at both local and international levels. 

A key example of her work was the “Petals of Hope, Rays of Light” project which Carole initiated and orchestrated with support from Omagh District Council in the immediate aftermath of the bomb in 1998. In response to the hundreds of flowers left in the town following the atrocity, the project involved 150+ children and volunteers from the community who made hand-made paper with the flora. Each of the bereaved families received a picture and three large art pieces were made for Omagh, Buncranna and Madrid.

 

 

Fifteen years on, Carole returned to Omagh with writer Malachi O’Doherty and worked with some of the original participants, gathering written, audio and digital stories of their expressive experience: Remembering: Petals of Hope
www.omaghpetals.blogspot.co.uk

She is especially keen to be involved in the conception of ideas of projects and keen to see them through to their conclusion and evaluation.

Her qualifications include a Bachelors Degree with honours in Design (Constructed Textiles), Postgraduate Certificate in Further and Higher Education and an Advanced Diploma in Management Practice. She is currently studying a Masters in Expressive Arts in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding in the European Graduate School, Switzerland. 
Her thesis title is “Expressive Arts: space for hope and transformation to emerge” and her wider work currently explores this context.

Click here to find out about "Petals of Hope" and "Remembering: Petals of Hope":

http://www.carolekane.com/facilitation/#new-page

 

To find out the latest news regarding artwork and facilitation, please click on this link:

http://www.carolekane.com/new-blog/

 

 
 
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Expressive Arts


Expressive Arts


Currently studying a Masters course in Expressive Arts in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding in the European Graduate School (EGS) in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Supervisors for her Internship are Carrie MacLeod (Vancouver), Professor John Paul Lederach (Colorado) and Stevie Johnston (Belfast). Supervisor for Thesis is Michelle LeBaron (Vancouver.)

Carole uses creative methods through the arts to address conflicts within teams, communities and across cultures. By suspending control, new themes emerge. In short, this approach allows ways to use the arts for peace and co-existence. 

Work is done with all kinds of community groups, organisations and businesses to develop imagination, sensitivity and awareness of self and others. This opens up creative and innovative discoveries and insights which can be used in a variety of contexts.

This intermodal, reflective and explorative approach uses  techniques that in given situations, can include visual arts, painting, photography, drawing, creative writing, drama, music, movement. With an emphasis on the process, participants conclude with work which demonstrates wider expressions.

To find out the latest news regarding artwork and facilitation, please click on this link:

http://www.carolekane.com/new-blog/

 

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Facilitation


Local or international

Facilitation


Local or international

Carole offers bespoke Expressive Arts workshops and projects for local or international groups.

Workshops can be arranged for groups who are studying or have an interest in the associated themes within Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding, and are keen to explore how the arts make a difference in this field. Interactive sessions can be arranged for:

  • groups who are visiting Northern Ireland on study trips
  • facilitated at your campus/ centre
  • groups who are based more locally and arranged to suit their needs
  • compliment presentations on Carole's practice and can be adapted for related seminars, conferences, residentials/retreats and conversations
  • private commissions can also be made and presented to the group as part of the workshop

Carole also offers facilitation in creative, visual arts or crafts.

(Please contact me directly if you are interested or want to find out more).

She also has several years experience of writing and delivering non-accredited, accredited courses and qualifications in formal and informal learning environments, as well as creating programmes which respond to the needs within groups. 

Creative approaches can also combine wider themes of good relations, community relations, community development leadership and management.

 

This style of delivery is usually developmental, interactive and involves working with groups, to develop their skills which impact local communities. 

Facilitation includes workshops, seminars, courses, illustrated talks and exhibitions of work. Carole is also happy to discuss options of how she can design appropriate sessions or programmes for the needs of a group, funder and budget.

 

Please visit the "Facilitation" section on this website:

http://www.carolekane.com/facilitation/#new-page

 

To find out the latest news regarding artwork and facilitation, please click on this link or contact Carole directly:

http://www.carolekane.com/new-blog/

 

 

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Freelance Art


Freelance Art


Carole also continues to practice as a Textile Artist working in hand-made paper, photography, embroidery and mixed media. Inspiration comes from flowers, poetry, creation and scripture. Her Masters programme has also opened up themes which connect building textiles with building peace. For more on this, go to the WORK or NEWS section on her website.

 
With an emphasis on quality, she creates work for private and public commissions and is happy to discuss potential pieces of work with clients.

She also writes and has been developing digital and audio narratives around themes which connect with her peacebuilding practice.

Please visit the "Art work" section on this website:

http://www.carolekane.com/new-index/#new-page-1

 

To find out the latest news regarding artwork and facilitation, please click on this link:

http://www.carolekane.com/new-blog/

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