Photographer: (artwork by) Jojo Hynes

Jojo Hynes | Ireland | Workshop

Local Legends Laboratory

Schools: Please note our Schools Box Office opens Monday 21st September. Sign up to our newsletter for booking information and school programme announcements.

Taking inspiration from local myths and waterways, new legends will be born. Using improvised storytelling activities and visual art, we will have fun bringing our new lore alive. New stories will be created collaboratively inspired by water and who might live beneath the surface. Artworks will then be created inspired by the stories. Creating new fantastic fables for your local area and to share with family, friends and your school community. Aimed at children who love art, stories, teamwork and talking, Jojo Hynes will support participants to develop their creative and collaborative skills.

Jojo’s workshops often explore the themes of local/place, myths, cultural identity and link socio-political issues to arts education, which leads to increased group engagement, a positive collaborative environment, and celebrates each person as an individual.

Please note: these workshops will be available to both families and schools over Zoom. Schools Box Office opens on Monday 21st September.

What do I need to do before engaging with this activity?

You will need a device such as a laptop, tablet or phone, with a camera and microphone function, a good internet connection and Zoom (You can download Zoom for free from this link:

A parent/guardian must accompany the child/children on the Zoom call for the duration of the event.


Jojo Hynes

Jojo Hynes is a collaborative artist, performer and facilitator with over a decade of experience working with a variety of organisations in Australia, UK and Ireland. She has 15 years experience exploring physical theatre with Earwig! and Macnas. Jojo is passionate about a collaborative practice that empowers people. She believes in participatory projects that focus on the skills of questioning and exploration through the arts so that participants in turn become confident in their own abilities.

She has a PGCE in Art and Design from Goldsmiths University London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Community, Art and Education from NCAD. Jojo completed her MA in Fine Art at Kingston University, London and an Honours Degree in Fine Art from CCAM, GMIT, Galway. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in group and solo shows. Jojo has participated in artist residencies in London, Krocow, Stuttgart and Budapest. As a member of the art collective Triangular Brush she has created exhibitions and events across London, Ireland and the rest of Europe.

She is Baboró’s Creative Associate as part of Creative Schools. Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme to enable the creative potential of every child.


You can download Zoom for free from this link:

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It is recommended that you download Zoom an hour before joining the performance so that you are all set up and ready to go!

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Local Legends Laboratory