Hares on the March
The Jack & Jill Foundation 2016 Fund Raising Event
The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation provides direct funding, to families of children with brain damage up to the age of 4 who suffer severe intellectual and physical developmental delay, enabling them to purchase home respite care. They also provide end of life care to all children up to the age of 4 years.
These are children who as a result of their condition require intensive home nursing care. The Foundation gives these families THE GIFT OF TIME, time to do the things that we so often take for granted like shopping, taking their other children to the park, a night’s sleep etc.
The 2016 event sees 110 specially designed HARES on display from 22nd January to 29th February 2016 around Dublin to create the country's largest ever Hare Trail which will culminate with a Live & Online Auction in a bid to raise much needed funds for babies with brain damage under the Jack & Jill wing nationwide.
The 3ft tall Hares have been beautifully designed and created by some of the most talented Irish artists and the Foundation are convinced that the project will positively contribute to the economic, cultural and social life of the Dublin City.
Pierce is one of the many artists who have contributed their talent and time to creating these wonderful creatures and his own creation can be seen on display above the Pygmalion Restaurant in the Powerscourt Centre, Dublin.
Giorria Glic - The Hackademical Hare
"Giorria Glic“ is Irish for “Clever Hare”. Allusions are made in the fashion of Joyce’s 'stream of consciousness' and Dublin’s GPO or O’Connell Street would be an appropriate Pilgrimage starting point in the Centenary Year 2016.
Visual clues and QR codes are incorporated in the trunk which reference Joyce, Parnell, Burke, Burke and Hare, HAIR (The Musical and the shirt,) and Edmund de Waal ; Relevant background information on these is referenced by QR codes. On the rear part of the limbs are Caligula’s Little Boots and out front are positioned the Golden Gloves won by Michael Flatley ‘The Lord of the Dance’ himself.
The Pilgrim is invited to explore the remainder of the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation 'Hare Trail'- Giorria offers food for thought on the Pilgrim’s Progress from Trail to Stream and beyond. "