Ellisland Appoints Artist and Actor for Tales and Trails Project

Ellisland Museum and Farm are pleased to have secured two fabulous creatives to deliver their Tales and Trails project working with young people. The project will create new characters and stories to help interpret the site for other young people and families. Ellisland will also work with Dumfries College to produce animations for new touchscreen audio-visuals.

Henry Cruickshank has been appointed as the illustrator for this project. Henry is a professional animator, illustrator and tutor working for many varied organisations, including The Museum of Scotland, the BBC, Historic Environment Scotland and Red Bull TV. He is currently working on a book to accompany a children’s theatre show which also features his animation and prop designs. What Henry really loves is to pass on his skills and experiences through teaching and workshops.

Louise McNulty works as an actor, director and creative producer and has been appointed to help develop the storyline. She is a semi regular on Emmerdale playing DC Meaden. In 2018 she performed at Edinburgh Fringe in a one woman production of A Dangerous Woman and played Mrs Cole in the successful premier of D’Eon at Hope Mill Theatre Manchester, both by Renny Krupinski.

Louise McNulty

Curator Sue Hughes commented, ‘we are thrilled to give the young people of Dumfries and Galloway the opportunity to work with such fantastic professionals and help us keep alive the story of Robert and Jean for young visitors of the future’.

The first free workshop for young people will be on Saturday 21 September at Ellisland, 11am- 3.30pm when the group will work with Louise and Henry to develop the storyline and characters.

Young people who are interested in being involved should contact Curator Sue Hughes, [email protected], telephone 01387 740426 for more information or to book a place. Tales and Trails has been generously funded by the Holywood Trust and the ScotRail Foundation managed by Foundation Scotland.

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