Visual Art | Creative Connections

In Person


Kids' Own Publishing Partnership

Mon 4 Oct - Sun 17 Oct | 10.00 - 17.00


How much does a bull weigh? What’s the difference between a heron and a flamingo? How do you make friends at school? Why are children important? What does the rain taste of?

These are just some of the questions that sprang forth through discussions with children as part of projects developed by Kids’ Own, led by professional artists and writers. This exhibition is an exciting opportunity for Kids’ Own to present a space for children that showcases creative ideas, artwork, and children’s voices from more than 24 years of collaborative art-based projects.

The exhibition comprises several themed spaces, focused around: play; people; place; and pondering. The main inspiration for the exhibition comes from Kids’ Own’s extensive library of books made by children, for children, which span a wide range of themes, experiences, and artistic techniques.

The exhibition is interactive and will inspire children to play, think, read, and share. It has been curated by a panel of children and young people from across Ireland, in collaboration with artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward.

Kids’ Own is a children’s arts organisation and publishing house, established in 1997. Kids’ Own's mission is to develop, publish and promote artwork and writing created by young people for young people, through meaningful engagement with professional artists. Through publishing and arts initiatives across a range of media, we amplify, make visible and give credence to the voices and expressions of young people who are not seen and heard within society – particularly those who are experiencing various forms of social exclusion. Kids’ Own is driven by a passionate belief in the intrinsic value of the arts in children’s lives; as a source of joy, fulfilment and connection. Through our work, we support children to be actively creating, enquiring, communicating and making meaning through the arts.

Baboró festival venues require that all patrons over the age of 18 must be fully vaccinated, as per current government Covid-19 guidelines. Patrons must present their Covid-19 vaccination certificate with valid ID on entry to the venue. Accompanying children under 18 do not need to be fully vaccinated. All patrons over 13 must wear a facemask during events. Venues will operate at up to 60% capacity indoors and up to 75% capacity outdoors.

This does not apply to school events. Schools policy can be viewed here.

Venue | Galway Arts Centre