The Book of Kells Creative Competition is now it’s 3rd year and our judges have seen thousands of wonderful interpretations of the manuscript, submitted from all over the globe. We have received entries from people of all ages, with our youngest entrant to date aged just 3 and our oldest aged 85.
The Book of Kells is rich with symbolism and intricate artistry, so there are endless avenues for artists and writers to explore. Trinity’s Old Library also serves as a great source of inspiration, since it has housed the Book of Kells for over three centuries.
One of last year’s Adult Art winners, Niamh Ní Icheadha created a wonderful piece of art which features animals from the Book of Kells seeping in to the Long Room.
We asked Niamh if she had some advice for people considering entering the 2019 competition. She told us:
Get inspired by the stories behind the Book of Kells and create a drawing or painting, poem or short story for the Book of Kells Creative Competition 2019.