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glór presents Slí Abhaile/A Way Home, a Children’s Illustration Exhibition

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Viewing from Friday 5th October
Runs until Saturday 5th November
glór gallery is open 10am - 3pm Mon - Fri
10am - 5pm on Saturday

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This exhibition will run upstairs in glór gallery from Friday 7th October until Saturday 5th November.
There will be 28 artworks in total, displayed in the gallery at children’s eye level, gradually moving up from floor work for babies to adult height by the end of the story.
An Education pack for schools is available HERE

To listen to an audio version of An Slí Abhaile recorded for RTÉJr click HERE

Find the magic of Halloween at the Samhain exhibition in glór, Slí Abhaile/A Way Home. Combining imaginative illustrations and ancient folklore with a modern-day fairy tale – this is an experience for all the family.

Originally commissioned by Siamsa Tíre, Tralee as part of its Associate Artists’ Scheme, glór is delighted to present Slí Abhaile/A Way Home, an art exhibition for children, showcases contemporary Irish illustration whilst retelling the story of Samhain (Hallowe’en) for a new generation.

In 2020, Siamsa commissioned children’s author Olivia Hope to research Celtic folklore and to develop a new story inspired by the traditions and beliefs associated with Samhain. Olivia’s story, Slí Abhaile/A Way Home, became the basis for a major art exhibition for children when, collaborating with 20 illustrators and artists, the scenes from Slí Abhaile/A Way Home were brought to life.

A Samhain Storytelling Session with Aindrias de Staic will take place in the gallery on Saturday 29th October 10.30am €5 per child, Adults free of charge Suitable for Ages 6+ │ Duration 45 mins approx. Children must be accompanied. Limited Capacity

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Something spooktacular is taking place on Saturday 29th October in glór gallery. Join Ireland’s musical storyteller, Aindrias de Staic for a Samhain storytelling session surrounded by the work of Ireland’s finest Children’s book illustrators featured in the Slí Abhaile/A Way Home exhibition currently running in the gallery.

Aindrias will entertain kids with stories inspired by Ireland’s rich folklore and by the traditions and beliefs associated with Samhain, with a bit of music and craic thrown in for good measure.

Aindrias de Staic is an Irish fiddle player and one of a new generation of Irish storytellers. He performs in both Irish language and in English. Well known for his vibrant style of fiddle performance and charismatic stage presence, Aindrias de Staic has enjoyed roles on London’s West End and is also a well-known Irish language TV presenter (Tg4) & award-winning storyteller.

To listen to an audio version of An Slí Abhaile recorded for RTÉJr click HERE

This exhibition will run upstairs in glór gallery from Friday 7th October until Saturday 5th November.
There will be 28 artworks in total, displayed in the gallery at children’s eye level, gradually moving up from floor work for babies to adult height by the end of the story.
An Education pack for schools is available HERE

Participating illustrators include An Post Book award winners Karen Vaughan, Lauren O’Neill and Margaret Anne Suggs, and nominees Sheena Dempsey, Paddy Donnelly, Linda Fahrlin. They are joined by Irish Design award winner Paula McGloin, internationally acclaimed photorealist painter Tony O’Connor, and New York Times bestseller Eva Byrne.

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