ARTIST PROFILE: Jacqueline Farrell
Director of Education, The Prince's Foundation
Jacqueline Farrell is the Education Director at The Prince’s Foundation and is based at the charity headquarters at Dumfries House in Scotland. Her remit is driven by the vision of the charity president HRH The Prince of Wales, of creating communities for a more sustainable world. Her role involves overseeing education and training in multiple curriculum areas from field to fork linked to sustainable food systems through to STEM based learning focusing on real world challenges as well as the physical and mental wellbeing benefits that come from learning from and spending time in nature. Her involvement with The Prince’s Foundation came through her long career in arts education and practice.
She was instrumental in the founding and development of The Prince’s Foundation’s now renowned Future Textiles programme which has an international reach. The programme supports new entrants into the fashion and textile industry through a range of activity focusing on both traditional and essential technical and craft skills to help build a thriving and sustainable textile industry. Most recently, the project delivered a unique programme known as The Modern Artisan in partnership with Yoox Net-a- Porter, teaching valuable hand craft manufacturing techniques for a luxury garment collection that was inspired by the work of Leonardo Da Vinci and combined data science research to produce a sustainable capsule collection.
A graduate of the renowned Glasgow School of Art, Jacqueline worked in the fashion and textile industry prior to setting up her own small label specialising in embroidered fashion accessories. She was the author of three international craft books before moving full time into fashion and art education. She continues to create collage-based artworks combining watercolours, collage and stitch using nature-based themes and is currently working on a project to produce 26 mini artworks for a charity she supports. Previously she undertook classes in Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde to allow her to explore other creative mediums.
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