Come and meet intelligent life forms from beyond our world who will be visiting Gerry O'Sullivan Park, Churchfield this summer - as a series of art installations made by local school children and Cork Puppetry Company.
Beginning with a treasure hunt based on a planetary game, children aged 5 to 12 years reimagine the park as a 'space-map' with papier mâché installations created by the artists hidden for children to find. The children will create different models of stars, planets and spaceships for friendly otherworldly creatures to find a home on Earth and to create a welcome for these alien lifeforms, displayed in the park from 18 - 27 June.
Some activities for local children will be in-person in partnership with local schools. Other children are also invited to join in to do this activity at home and in the park.
Is your child interested in doing a UFO Treasure hunt in the park?
Or making their own space creature and adding to our park installation?
A specially designed Star Park Map and activity instructions will be available here on 1 June.
Delivered by designers and puppeteers of Cork Puppetry Company, regulars of St. Patrick’s Day Festival and the annual Cork Puppetry Festival, and joined by guest visual artist Tom Campbell, well-known for his passion for papier mâché sculpture.
Cork Puppetry Company
Artists: Elisa Gallo-Rosso & Tom Campbell
Collaborators: Alex Hindmarsh, Josephine Dennehy
Supported by Cork City Council and Creative Ireland.
Cruinniú na nÓg is an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and is presented in partnership with RTÉ and the Local Authorities.