Myth and Magic – Sligo County Museum
June 4 @ 9:30 am - June 25 @ 4:30 pmFree
Myth and Magic is an exciting ceramic exhibition that is taking place in Sligo Museum from June 4th to June 25th. The exhibition which was created by the students of 3 Sligo Schools, Coolbock National School, Sooey National School and the Mercy College Secondary School is a visual exploration of myths and legends from around the world through the medium of ceramics. Queen Maeve, King Arthur, Medusa, the Wild Swans of Lir and the Lost City of Atlantis are just some of the stories you will see reimagined in clay in this colourful and often humorous exhibition.
The work was developed as part of a Creative Cluster Project, a new Department of Education and Skills Initiative in association with Sligo Education Centre that demonstrates how the arts and creativity can support groups of schools to work together to address common learning challenges.
The students firstly shared their knowledge of myths and legends with local illustrator and storyteller Wayne O’ Connor which was then followed by a 5week residency with Sligo potter Grainne Mc Loughlin. During this time the students explored a wide range of ceramic processes resulting in the exhibited work.
The exhibition has been curated by transition year students from the Mercy College and is run in partnership with Sligo County Museum and Sligo Central Library in celebration of Crúinniú na nÓg, the annual festival celebrating creativity and young people funded by Creative Ireland.
It will be on exhibition at Sligo County Library from May 24th to June 25th and will also include an exhibition talk by the Mercy College junior curators on Saturday June 15th at 2.30pm
For further information contact: Leslie Ryan 087 – 2832707/ firstname.lastname@example.org