The Big Picture

VISUAL ART: FOYER Friday 27th October - Saturday 18th November

The Big Picture

Internationally renowned author, illustrator & Laureate na nÓg, PJ Lynch, is working with the 5th and 6th class students from Newport National School as part of his Big Picture project, to create a large scale visual narrative on the Linenhall Arts Centre’s foyer wall. They’ll be illustrating a very special story: The Young Prince and [the] Giant. The story was collected in incomplete form by the children at Skerdagh National School in the late 1930s as part of the Irish Folklore Commission’s Schools Collection initiative. The young artists from Newport are working with Fighting Words Mayo to creatively engage with this old story from their local area. With their contemporary young voices they’ll complete the story, before illustrating it under the guidance of PJ Lynch.

The Big Picture is an element of the Linenhall’s exhibition Draw curated especially for children (see p22), and is presented with the support of Laureate na nÓg, Fighting Words Mayo and the National Folklore Collection.

Adm. Free

Official opening on Friday 27th October @ 6.00pm. All welcome