Through collaboration with artists, historians and Limerick citizens, Ormston House will develop a project that fosters a new and creative way for the people of Limerick to connect with their folkloric and storytelling heritage. Ollphéist (Fabulous Beasts) will expand on our shared tradition of storytelling through the creative use of technology. The project will be delivered in two phases, a workshop phase and a public presentation phase.
Workshops will be held with both an artist facilitator and a local folklore historian to teach participants to create visual responses to folklore stories and myths from the Limerick region through animated video .gif creation. The project will culminate in a public presentation including a talk by a folklore historian and a public exhibition of .gifs taking place in various venues across Limerick city centre. The project will be led by Ormston House’s projects curator Caimin Walsh.
Ollphéist aims to engage the public with Limerick's folkloric heritage through the creative use of modern technology. The project encompasses artist-led workshops, talks by a local folklore historian and a public exhibition. The project will provide an opportunity to learn and engage with new and creative ways of storytelling.
This project provides increased access to and participation in the arts. Workshops teach digital skills that are fun and relevant to everyday usage. Public presentations connect the public with local folklore, preserving our intangible
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.