Culture Ireland: James Joyce’s Bloomsday

12 June, 2011 |  by

Screen_shot_2011-07-27_at_13.01.07

I did the illustrations for this innovative Bloomsday event. The idea is to celebrate Bloomsday in 5 major city parks across the US including Central Park in NYC, Venice Beach in LA, and also in Chicago, Boston and Washinton DC. Participants are asked to imagine Bloomsday and Dublin in a walk through their city parks. The concept and design was by Ciaran O’Gaora from zero-g here are other events tied in with Bloomsday in the parks.

There are adverts for this including a full page inthe New York Times and Time Out New York, but also in the Boston Phoenix, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, LA Weekly, Washington Post Express, Washington City Paper, the Irish Voice and Irish Echo.

Visit the Imagine Ireland site for more details and to download the park maps: http://www.imagineireland.ie/journey

Ulysses by James Joyce is the story of one man walking around a city on one day. The man was Leopold Bloom. The day, June 16th, has become known as Bloomsday, in celebration of his wanderings. This Bloomsday, Imagine Ireland invites you to walk through your park in your city and follow the journey of Ulysses.
Imagine Ireland is Culture Ireland’s year of Irish arts in America. Imagine Ireland is an invitation to experience the culture of Ireland as it lives and breathes today. Through a year long calendar of cultural events, Imagine Ireland brings Irish artists and creators across all artforms to an American audience, re-defining notions of Ireland and forging a fresh identity and future.