In 2012, the Arts Council of Ireland celebrated the 60 years of supporting
the arts with a series of exhibitions titled ŒInto the Light ­ 60 Years of
Supporting the Arts¹ held in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Sligo. The
exhibitions consist of works selected from over 1,000 pieces which make up
the Arts Council collection.

To mark the occasion, the Arts Council and RTÉ supported the making of four
short films which respond creatively to the collection. Alice Maher's
'Nettle Coat' was one of them.

The Nettle Coat
An evocative and thoughtful short film which reflects the public¹s response
to one work from the collection: Alice Maher¹s 'Nettle Coat'.

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