Tiny Mutiny An Ceannairc Beag Bídeach

Jojo Hynes & Midie Corcoran

Two youth ensembles proclaimed their visions for child-led cultural spaces in the West of Ireland.

It’s a Tiny Mutiny!

Tiny Mutiny/An Ceannairc Beag Bídeach honoured children as artists in their own right, making space for them to proclaim the need for a child-led cultural space in the West of Ireland. The site-specific actions took place at Galway City Museum and Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh in October 2022 as part of Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.

The two groups, one based in Galway city and one based in Rosmuc, conveyed their ideas through loud, colourful protest performances which featured vibrant banners, rebellious songs, and projections of VR worlds the children designed themselves. Each youth ensemble developed their own visions and declarations in response to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The children worked with lead artists Jojo Hynes and Midie Corcoran in collaboration with Róisín Seoige, Laura Angell and Atmos Collective to advocate for the establishment of a child-led cultural space in the West of Ireland.
Protest Performance in Rosmuc

During the first weekend of the festival, the young artists in Rosmuc presented their live protest performance, which included music and digital projection, outside Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh at nightfall.

Protest Performance in Galway City

A week later, the Galway city ensemble performed at the Spanish Arch made their voices heard as the River Corrib rushed by. Their digital projections of the cultural spaces they would like to see in Galway were projected onto the Galway City Museum.

Click here to watch more videos about Tiny Mutiny/ An Ceannairc Beag Bídeach in Galway city and Rosmuc

Supported by

Tiny Mutiny/An Ceannairc Beag Bídeach was commissioned by Baboró International Arts Festival for Children through an Young People, Children and Education (YPCE) Arts Council 70th Anniversary Commission Award, in association with Galway City Museum & Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh. Tiny Mutiny/An Ceannairc Beag Bídeach is supported by The Begin Together Arts Fund and TG4.

Thanks to Dodeca Ireland for their support with the children's digital projections.

Rinne Tiny Mutiny/An Ceannairc Beag Bídeach coimisiúnú ar Baboró International Arts Festival for Children trí Dámhachtain Coimisiún de chuid An Chomhairle Ealaíon, i gcomhar le hIonad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, agus Músaem Cathrach na Gaillimhe.Tiny Mutiny is supported by the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts.

Jojo Hynes is a visual artist, performer, and collaborator based in Tuam Co. Galway. Her work explores themes of power, place, myths, identity and social justice issues. Jojo has collaborated with many different groups and artists, to play humorously with hierarchies, create alternative networks, produce exhibitions as events and undertake residencies across London, Ireland and the rest of Europe. Since 2018 she has been a Creative Associate as part of Creative Schools. Jojo graduated from Kingston University, Goldsmiths University, NCAD and GMIT.

Midie Corcoran
is a performer, director, writer, teller of stories and collaborative Artist since 1985. He is driven by street talking, social history and is creatively motivated by spontaneous fun. Midie maintains a punk ethos in his work breaking the barriers in accessing Art and creativity. His interest lies in questioning the status quo through Collaborative Arts. The social encounters hanging out in his hometown of Tuam informs his practice.

Atmos Collective
was established in April 2019 by a group of Galway-based artists from culturally diverse backgrounds, who are working with music, film, spoken word and theatre. A number of our core members are currently living or have lived in Direct Provision.The purpose of Atmos Collective is to produce original music, film and art through the process of artistic collaboration and community engagement, and to share these creations with the general public through performance, online distribution and alternative media platforms.

Róisín Seoighe
is a singer-songwriter, musician and actor from Ros a Mhíl, Connemara who works extensively through the Irish language. She just completed a BA in Music and Irish at NUIG. In 2019 she successfully released her song 'Geasa'. In 2018 Róisín was part of 'Aisling' a nationwide project that invited Gaeltacht communities to reconnect with their uniqueness commissioned by Ealaín na Gaeltachta.Róisín won PREDA, was nominated for Nós’s 2017 Irish language 'Up and Coming Artist Award' and won Gael Linns Song of the year 2017.

Laura Angell
’s work/obsession/raison d'etre is manifested via multidisciplinary installations using images and handmade objects (largely textile) to tell an intended narrative. Her work focuses on failure, status, success, and anxiety; exploring society’s psychological concerns and examining subject matter we may not want to talk about; secrets, lies, shame and fear. Describing herself as an emotional flasher, the essence of her work is the juxtaposition of darkness and humour she employs to navigate and dissect these emotive heavyweights.

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