At the end of 2022, Rediscover Fashion, led by programme manager Arran Murphy, designed and created the Nymph costume for David Bolger’s choreographic response to Calypso, Chapter 4 of James Joyce’s epic Ulysses.
Joyce’s work layers meaning with stories of culture, myths, and history. This provided the perfect link between the performance and Rediscover Fashion’s approach, using old textiles that already had a story, now incorporated into this response to the chapter. Notable reused components included decommissioned boat sails incorporated into the dancer’s costume. For this piece, Arran was nominated for Best Costume in the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2022.