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Song of the Sea: The Exhibition 11 Jun - 31 Aug 2016

A beautiful exhibition that gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of the Oscar® nominated film Song of the Sea by Irish animation company Cartoon Saloon.

Part of our Get Animated Summer Programme

If you haven’t already seen it, Song of the Sea is a visually stunning film that tells the moving story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse – the last Selkie (seal-child) – who embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea.

This interactive exhibition of original drawings, prints, storyboards and animation provides an imaginative and accessible insight into the movie-making process and reveals what was involved in creating an Academy Award® nominated film.

FREE Special Events

Meet the Animator – Saturdays 2 & 30 Jul and 13 & 27 Aug

Special Update - Tomm Moore, co-founder and creative director of Cartoon Saloon will be our guest animator on Sat 27 August. Don't miss this chance to chat to the Director of Song of the Sea and ask him your questions!

Rory Conway, one of Cartoon Saloon’s brilliant animators will join us in the exhibition on the first three Saturdays to share some behind-the-scenes secrets about creating the film and to answer your animation questions. Rory will be in the exhibition area from 10.30am – 1pm & 2pm-4.30pm.

Children’s Animations Screening – Sat 27 & Sun 28 Aug
On the last weekend of the exhibition, we will be screening the animations that were made by children over the course of the summer. A great chance to see the work of the animators of the future! Showing on rotation in the Theatre throughout the day.