What do you feel when you imagine climate change? What colour is that feeling? What shape?
Artists Maisie Lee (Ireland) and Jessica Wilson (Australia) asked children around Galway to use their imaginations to respond to these and other questions. Their ideas and imaginings are reflected in The Shape of Quiet Feelings.
Join us in an immersive experience through an atmospheric and sensory world, where children’s imagined stories and creatures take on myth-like qualities. By giving story and form to something that can sometimes feel scary and intangible, The Shape of Quiet Feelings will empower children and their families to consider new approaches to some of the big challenges presented by climate change.
A Baboró commission funded by the Arts Council Commissions Award. Supported by TRACKS co-commission fund. Co-conceived by Lead Artist Baboró Artist in Residence Maisie Lee and Mentor Jessica Wilson.
Featuring the voices of children from Milltown NS, Scoil Salearna and the Baboró Children’s Panel. Irish facilitation and translation by Marianne Ní Chinneide.
Please note: This events features smoke, flashing lights and loud noises.
Maisie Lee - Lead Artist/ Baboró Artist in Residence
Jessica Wilson - Co-Conceiver and Lead Artist Mentor
Jill Murray - Producer
Tommy Casby - Designer
Stephen Dodd - Lighting Designer
Anna Mullarkey - Composer
Marianne Ní Chinnéide - Irish facilitation and translation
Featuring the voices of children from Milltown NS, Scoil Salearna Indreabhán and the Baboró Children's Panel.
Developed with children from Milltown NS, Scoil Salearna Indreabhán, Claddagh National School, Mercy Primary School, Rutland St NS and the Baboró Children’s Panel.
With thanks to Ethan Faherty, Heather Hinchon-Quinn; Bryony Hussey; Enda O’Flaherty; Hillary Kavanagh and all at Blue Teapot; Special Thanks to Flirt FM for their production support.
Maisie is a theatre director interested in work with a strong storytelling element. Her work spans theatre for adults and young audiences, radio drama and documentary.
Recent work includes Her Sive, Abbey Theatre; Lúminaria, National Tour; Don’t Forget to Wash Your Hands (Audio - Winner of Gold IMRO 2021), commissioned by Baboró; EMBARGO, Fishamble and In Our Veins, Abbey Theatre.
Maisie is currently Baboró’s Artist in Residence and helped to establish and now facilitates the inaugural Baboró Children’s Panel. She is delighted to collaborate with Jessica Wilson in the conception of this project, and as a mentor through the production process.
Jessica Wilson is a leading practitioner of participative art with children and their adults. She draws on local people and places to create experiences that change the way we see the ordinary world around us. She regularly develops and realises concepts that are adapted to locations in her native Australia and around the world. She is regularly commissioned by arts centres and festivals to collaborate with local artists to create new work.