An Táin Arts Centre’s Louth Culture Quest is a futuristic, app based, county-wide, arts and heritage treasure hunt, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland | In the Open / Faoin Spéir and delivered in partnership with Louth County Council that runs from April – December 2022.
Audiences must purchase the Louth Culture Quest app to embark on this futuristic treasure hunt exploring County Louth, from the Cooley Peninsula to the coastal town of Baltray, tread the towns of Dundalk and Drogheda on foot, armed with their mobile device and guided by the custodian from the future named Lugh, performed by Father Ted’s Joe Rooney. Audiences will take a journey through time, exploring the heritage sites of County Louth, engaging with newly commissioned pieces of art and changing the course of history.
The County has been split into 4 zones, North Louth, Dundalk, South Louth and Drogheda. 20 new artworks by 4 visual artists have been created specifically for the quest, with five artworks in each zone. On completion of the quest audiences can contact An Táin Arts Centre to claim their LCQ Limited Edition reward pin. The commissioned artists include David Callan, a mixed media artist who works with found mate, Grainne Murphy, an image maker and printmaker..
At each artwork audiences can unlock a short film via the LCQ app, where a custodian of art from the future tells them about the artwork and what happens to this part of Co. Louth 30 years from now. The story was written by Louth based author Nicola Cassidy.
The films were shot and edited by filmmaker Steven Larkin with original music composed by James Mackin. The app was developed by Drogheda based developer Nebula Innovations with branding and design by Dundalk based Grandson Design Studio. In total 14 creative practitioners all from, or living in Co. Louth contributed to the project.
Download the app for €4.99 from Google Play or the App Store.
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