Arts Projects linked with Story Archaeology.
Celebrating Women in Irish Mythology
Myths, maths and gender
Professor Ralph Kenna, socio-physicist and comparative mythologer, has announced a new International Arts Event, to be launched through the Irish Post and Story Archaeology. This Competition and the accompanying participatory research project, will focus on gender in the early Irish stories as well as more mondern local history and folklore.
There are 10,000 euros of prizes to be won including 4000 for schools. .
This is a perfect starting point for older Primary schools to explore local history, family history and to explore the exciting roles oplayed by female characters in the wonderful old Irish stories, many now little known. There will be plenty of inter-active lively free support material available.
- Read the post all about this exciting new project
- Read Ralph’s full description or the project including submission details for artwork.
- Explore Chris’ selection of inspirational Mythological women, to get you thinking.
- Explore free support materials for school class projects (Coming soon)
Imbás: a well at the bottom of the sea
An installation by Clare Millege, at the Sydney biennale: March to June, 2022
Clare is an Australian artist based in Sydney. She is currently exhibiting at the Sydney Biennalle. The installation Imbás: a well at the bottom of the sea draws on the Story of Sinann, an Old Irish story/dindshenchas about the forming of the river Sinnan/Shannon. The Sinann story and the postcast was one ‘source’ idea for the instalation.
- Listen to A Conversation with Clare Millege.
- Read the Guardian review of The Sydney Bienalle March to June 22
- View information and images from Clare’s installation
The International ‘Art for Sinann’ International Competition 2021
“The Competition was the idea of Professor Ralph Kenna, Irish mathematician and theoretical physicist, who leads the statistical physics research group at Coventry University. Over the last 10 years, its ‘Maths Meets Myths’ research project has investigated Irish and other mythologies from a unique quantitative perspective. Most recently they published a very exciting paper on the narrative structure of A Song of Ice and Fire, including how it compares to Irish myths and other epic narratives. ”
In the spirit of Sinann, who in the search for an all-encompassing inspiration and vision, became a woman of many skills, the competition welcomedsubmissions from visual artists, story-tellers, writers, poets working in any medium. It was open to adults and children alike, on any theme inspired by the story of Sinann.
- Find out about the project and its links to the Sinann Story
- Discover the background to the Project
- View a selection of the entries.