(Images of Cirencester March Hare Festival)
Public Art Initiative
Hares on the March
The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation
is delighted to announce that we are going from Pigs on Parade to Hares on the March with our next public arts initiative, commencing in 2015 and culminating in March 2016 with a ‘Hare Trail’. Our Hares on the March project will see a ‘Gathering’ of 110 3ft tall Hares being designed and beautifully created by our wonderful range of talented Irish artists.
Each unique hare will sit on top of a stylish 4ft tall plinth; these will be located in public accessible places, similar to the Pigs on Parade event, and sold after in a Live Auction event and online in order to raise much needed funds for families of babies with brain damage nationwide. We anticipate that the Hares on the March project will positively contribute to the economic, cultural and social life of the Dublin City, whilst at the same time raising significant funds to support the invaluable work undertaken by The Foundation.
WHY A HARE?
The Irish hare is indeed special – not because it is only found in Ireland but because it is also possibly our longest established native mammal – it was even here during the Ice Age. The Hare is a symbol of many things, all involving balance, Life, Creative Potency, Regeneration, Fertility, and Eternity.
The symbolism is manifested in associations with Springtime, the Dawn, the Moon and Sacred Fire, the Egg, the Circle and the Infinity symbol, Marriage, Madness, Genius and Inspiration (both which seem to go hand in hand).
For further information on the project please contact:
Hares on the March – Project Manager
Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation
Johnstown, Naas, Co Kildare
Mob: +353 (0) 87 923 9187
Tel: +353 (0) 45 894 538 / 660