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211 Funders

Monica Frawley - Costume

By Katy West

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We are producing a book charting the career of theatre designer Monica Frawley, and the costume drawings she has produced from her time at The Central School of Art and Design (1981) to The Red Shoes at the Gate Theatre (2017). Monica uses drawing and printmaking to produce detailed illustrations of the characters in plays, opera or dance shows, and her designs for their costumes.

A highly respected set and costume designer, Monica has designed the premiere productions for many celebrated Irish dramatists including Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, Frank McGuinness and Marina Carr. Monica received the Judges Special Award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2019 in acknowledgement of her work.

We need your help to finance a limited-edition hardback-book with drawings of costumes from By the Bog of Cats, At the Black Pig’s Dyke, Da, The Wolf and Peter, and many more productions that Monica has designed.     

The funds we raise will contribute to the collation of all the drawings (1000€), the graphic design of the book (2000€), and the printing costs (5000€) to complete the project. :Fund:it also charge 8% commission for their support towards our fundraising. Any additional funds raised will support the launch of the book.

I'm Katy, Monica's niece, a designer and curator based in Glasgow. I am working closely with Monica to develop this book. I have previously worked with artists and designers in Scotland, Ireland and India, commissioning and curating projects relating to art, craft, and design. This is the first crowdfunded project I have worked on, and is very close to my heart!

 

We have everything ready to begin the project, lots of amazing drawings selected in a folio, supporting texts commissioned and drafted, a designer and printers ready to work with us. We will complete work on the project as soon as we raise the funds, to launch in March or April.

This is an independent not-for-profit project with myself, Katy West and Monica Frawley. We are keen to fundraise the costs of producing this book and hope we will be able to share it with you. Thank you so much for reading about the project.

Please share this page with people you know who may be intersted in our project... follow us on Facebook at Monica Frawley - Costume Drawings & Instagram @monica_frawley_costume

We really appreciate your support to the project, large or small, and hope you can enjoy the book, once we get all the work done!

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Cover image:

The Fairies from Midsummer Nights Dream, Opera Ireland (2008)

 

Images in text:

Agathon from Frocks, Smock Alley Theatre Company, Dublin (1985)

Tom na Gaoise, from Ag Claí na Muice Duibhe, An Taibhdhearc Galway (1999)

The Wolf, from The Wolf and Peter, Coiscéim Dance Theatre (2016)

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Update: Monica Frawley Costume / Book Project

 

Dear All,

 

Thank-you so much for your generosity towards the Monica Frawley Costume book project. Apologies for the delay in contacting you all, to tell you of the next steps, now that fundraising has finished.

 

As I’m sure you know Monica passed away peacefully on Valentine’s Day morning. The outpouring of love, respect, and kindness has been a consolation, but no doubt she is missed already by her friends, family, and all that knew her.

 

We have been overwhelmed by the support towards this project. Monica was very aware of this too, and was working on the book till just before she died, reworking drawings and editing texts.

 

The fund raised much more than our original target. We are using this to expand the book, adding additional drawings, photography, and some text to contextualise Monica’s career.

 

We are still working on the layout of the book, and hope to send this to print in early April. We plan to hold a book launch in Dublin in May, but given the current climate, we will be back in touch when we have firmed up a date for this.

 

In the meantime, we are working to make a publication that I hope Monica would have adored, and something you will cherish. We will be in touch again with a launch date and/or to arrange postage of books or postcards to you.

 

Thank-you again for all your support. We are delighted that we can make and share this book with you.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Katy x

 

You are Wonderful!

Dear all you wonderful funders,

Thank-you Thank-you for your pledges towards this book. Monica, Vincent and I are overwhelmed by the support.

We have exceeeded our target and expectations, and there is still time left to run.

We have some work to do before we go to print. Whilst we can't wait to see the finished book, neither can we rush it.. We will keep you updated on its processs.

Katy x

 

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