IMLYA is a creative resource that supports children’s self-expression and creativity, drawing on living and ancient languages to reflect on the diversity of languages in our environment.
Each component is designed to be interactive and is accompanied by a range of activities for children between the ages of 5 and 12 that spark children’s interest in other languages and cultures and in getting to talk about their own languages.
Participants will be supported and lead through the different elements of IMLYA by Artist Alexandra Gogan, who will help you and your child get the most out of the exhibition.
Notes: Workshops are free and are facilitated through English, Romanian & Spanish. Wednesday & Thursday Workshops are for children unaccompanied. Fridays Workshops are for children & parents/guardians together.
Booking through Box Office: 01-885 2622
What does the experience consist of?
Children will have the opportunity to interact with language based sculptures inspired by linguistic artifacts, signs, pictographs and alphabets.
The components include:
· A story telling well/tree which will allow children to scan other artifacts from surrounding sculptural elements to reveal stories from other cultures and languages, shown via video.
· A tunnel in which children can pass through languages and alphabets
· A space to play with clay plates and the ancient languages of Persia
· A sculpture where children can play with the basics of the knotted language of Inkas
· Experience calligraphy – the origin of Chinese writing
· Wooden puzzles which will allow children to learn about words describing colours in Irish
By engaging with the artwork and this experience, children will develop an understanding of other languages, cultures and unlock their creative potential. IMLYA is designed to cross language barriers and involve children who speak languages other than English and Irish.