Scotland's Year of Stories Project: Museum of Missing Myths

Through the Museum of Missing Myths, RIG Arts celebrated and explored Inverclyde’s rich local folklore through a multi arts experience ranging from sculpture to performance. Artists Lily Carmen Smith and Kristyna Ilek used local myths and legends as a springboard to inspire new and engaging stories through participatory workshops. Workshops experimented with fun and accessible writing, drawing, performance and craft activities to gather memories and stories of mythological sites in Inverclyde. In response to both the pre-existing myths of Inverclyde and the new stories attendees created during the workshops, Lily and Kristyna conceptualised, co-designed and built diorama-like exhibits and performance characters to inform a spectacular final public facing performance.

The Museum of Missing Myths is an interactive outdoor exhibition/performance, first created for Auchmountain Glen in 2021. This established format was updated in response to new community engagement, incorporating the newly devised myths, and offering space for young people involved to take part in community performances. To reach new and diverse audiences, expand reach and offer meaningful opportunity for creative development; merging place based tales and legends with an innovative and engaging modern storytelling practice, led by emerging artists based in Scotland

This event was supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund was delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.

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