This year, Mermaid was on a fundraising drive and, luckily for us, the talented students of IADT were here to help! Bray, Night and Day was an exhibition of 20 interactive automaton donation boxes inspired by all the various facets of Bray and designed especially for Mermaid. Themes included the aquarium, Bray Head, seaside amusements and of course...Mermaid!
During the exhibition, three of the best donation boxes were chosen for permanent installation at Mermaid - but now the real competition begins! Whichever donation box raises the most funds for Mermaid Arts Centre over a 6 month period will be ordained the winner, and the model-maker will be awarded an iPad mini. So make sure you vote with your coins for your favourite!
The IADT Model Making, Design and Digital Effects BA course is the only one of its kind in Ireland. As well as having a chance to see these wonderful anamatrons, patrons got an insight into the world of the model-maker. It was a fantastic exhibition for the young and the young at heart.