Thursday 18 January 2018

Bright murals depict the story of adventurous giant 'Brave Maeve'

Olivia Duncan with a print from the trail at the launch of the Brave Maeve Trail at Signal Arts
Olivia Duncan with a print from the trail at the launch of the Brave Maeve Trail at Signal Arts

The story of 'Brave Maeve' the giant is illustrated on a trail of images along Bray seafront.

This new Bray mythology was written and illustrated by Chris Judge with the help of 50 local school children. Between them, they devised this exciting story in workshops in Killruddery House and Signal Arts Centre in September and a launch was held in Signal Arts Centre last week.

People can travel along the trail using a special map and read the story together with their family or simply use their imaginations and create their own adventure with Maeve and the creatures she meets. The story is told in a number of brightly coloured murals in various spots along the seafront.

These five murals are the result of a project created by visual arts curator Donna Carroll, designed by renowned children's author and illustrator Chris Judge and installed by the wonderful team of Triskill Designs with the essential input of dozens of young Bray residents.

The story follows a young giant adventurer called Maeve as she sets out to find a home for her people and battles many monsters along the way.

The children who devised the story are aged between four and nine years. The full story is available as a free PDF with an accompanying map, available via a link on

The project was curated by Donna Carroll and funded by Platform Pizza, Bray Municipal District, Megazyme and Bray Credit Union.

In early July, Donna approached Bray Municipal District with a proposal to create a unique children's art trail to give new life to some areas along the seafront.

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