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DCCI Irish Design Week 2023

Illuminations: Cartoon Saloon

17.11.2023 to 02.03.2024
National Design & Craft Gallery

Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) presents two new exhibitions, Illuminations: Selected works of Holger Strøm and Cartoon Saloon as part of DCCI Irish Design Week 2023.

Academy Award-nominated films, The Secret of Kells (2009), Song of the Sea (2015) and WolfWalkers (2020), make up the Irish Folklore Trilogy created by Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon.

All three films weave folklore and mythology into the narrative, creating a deep connection between the characters, their adventures and the rich cultural heritage of Ireland, showcasing Irish folklore’s enduring relevance in contemporary storytelling.

This exhibition presents a selection of pivotal scenes from the films alongside books exploring the making of each film, demonstrating the unique visual style and exquisitely handcrafted animation which has garnered the studio international acclaim and multiple awards.

Curated by Steven McNamara

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