Brave Maeve Children’s Myth & Art Trail has been shortlisted in several categories for the 2018 Allianz Business to Arts Awards. The trail was created and developed by Chris Judge and Donna Carroll with the support of Bray Municipal District, Platform Pizza Bar, Megazyme with Bray Credit Union.
The trail has been nominated in 4 categories
Best Small Sponsorship – €15,000 value and under,
Best Use of Creativity in the Community,
Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice &
Allianz Community Art Award
2018 saw a huge jump in nominations to the Allianz Business to Arts Awards, with a 25% increase on previous record levels. Nominations came from all over the country, from organisations of all sizes, sectors and scopes. The nominations celebrated outstanding relationships and partnerships right across the artforms, and featured diverse engagement programmes for communities, staff and education.
This new Bray Mythology was written and illustrated by Chris Judge with the help of 50 local Wicklow children who between them, devised this exciting story in workshops in Killruddery House and Signal Arts Centre in September 2017. The project was initiated by freelance curator Donna Carroll and the beautiful murals were handpainted by the Jay Roche from Triskill Design. The trail has quickly become a popular activity with local children, who can follow the short trail along the Bray promenade to the base of Bray Head.
Maeve is a brave child giant who sets out to find a new home for her village and encounters excitement, creatures and new friends along the way. The full story of Maeve and her adventures is free to download here: http://www.bray.ie/bravemaevestorytrail/