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Macnas introduced the Engineers of Imagination programme in 2017.

Engineers of Imagination:


• Five of Ireland’s most exciting and emerging visual artists and creatives

• Coming to Galway for four weeks in October to participate in the inaugural year of an exciting new scheme

• Taking part in a programme of mentorship with experienced Macnas designers

• Working with the Macnas team to create work that will be premiered in in Galway and Dublin for Halloween


Macnas has been making magic and memories for over 30 years, both at home and overseas.

With Engineers of Imagination, we celebrate our commitment to promoting Ireland’s next generation visionary designers and makers. The programme aims to provide a platform for emerging talent in the following fields:

• Costume design

• Metal sculpting

• Mask and prop design

• Large-scale animatronics

• Set design and painting

• Virtual and augmented reality spectacle

2017 Participants:

Nuala Gallagher

Gemma Byrne

Lorcan McGeough

Conor Rock

Hannah Dobson


2018 Participants:

Holly Eve Kane

Jamie Murphy

Oisin Farrell

Natalia Sherry