Published 06.10.2021
by Kids’ Own

TADA! exhibition as part of Baboró International Festival for Children

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 during our creative projects, led by professional artists and writers. This exhibition is an exciting opportunity for us 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.

Our TADA! exhibition runs from Monday 4 Oct to Sunday 17 Oct from 10.00 – 17.00 in the Galway Arts Centre. It forms part of the Baboró International Festival for Children.


The exhibition comprises several themed spaces, focused around: play; people; place; and pondering. The main inspiration for the exhibition comes from our 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 our Associate Artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward. TADA! will be touring across Ireland over the next couple of years, just in case you miss it this time!

In 2020 and 2021, two Visual Thinking Teams of children and young people across Ireland helped us develop and curate this exhibition. We are so grateful for their expertise, their enthusiasm, and dedication.

Visual Thinking Team 2020

Mia Creamer
Donncha Carew
Maebh Dimond
Evie Kenny
Robin Óg Murphy
Kevin Óg Murphy
Caila Nash
Neala O Morain
Louis Tempany

Visual Thinking Team 2021 

Khitam Aljali
Amna Aljali
Khadija Aljali
Nabeela Basith
Trecia Onyah
Sedra Al Fadiel