Riverbank Arts Centre welcomes a new exhibition for children, showcasing the breadth of talent in contemporary Irish illustration, while retelling the story of Samhain (Halloween) for a new generation.
Two siblings get lost in the woods. There they meet a mysterious traveller and embark on an adventure that sees them encountering a cheeky púca, some lost souls, and a choir of banshees… This is a story of Halloween as told by children’s writer Olivia Hope.
A Way Home / An Sli Abhaile is brought to life through the collaboration of 20 artists and illustrators. Together they have created 46 artworks which will be displayed in our Children’s Gallery.
Originally commissioned by Siamsa Tíre, this exhibition will delight children and their families as well as those of us who are still children at heart. As the days grow short this Autumn, find some light and magic at the Samhain exhibition, and explore the true meaning of this Celtic festival.
A Way Home / An Sli Abhaile features the works of: Tatyana Feeney, Ciara Kenny, Una Woods, Paddy Donnelly, Brian Fitzgerald, Fergal O’Connor, Katya Swan, Olivia Golden, Margaret Ann Suggs, Barry Quinn, Celine Kiernan, Eva Byrne, Sheena Dempsey, Linda Fahlin, Paula McGloin, Tara O’Brien, Lauren O’Neill, Karen Vaughan, Laura O’Hara, & Tony O’Connor.
Project conception: Róisín McGarr, Executive Director: Siamsa Tíre
Writer and creative lead: Olivia Hope
Project Co-Ordinator: Isobel Burch, Gallery Exhibition Co-Ordinator: Siamsa Tíre
Project advice and support: Elaina Ryan, CEO and Aoife Murray, Programme & Events Manager Children’s Books Ireland/ Leabhair Pháistí Eireann
Image: Laoise has to run to follow the puca with ancient animal spirits by Lauren O’Neill