Published 21.06.2011
by Kids’ Own

What Is Art? …Soon to be published

What is Art? Is a brand new publication, soon to be published by Kids’ Own, in partnership with the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny.

We are delighted to have raised the final funds to cover the print costs of this book, through Fund It! while the rest of the project was generously supported by a number of other funders –, Leader Rural Funds, Kilkenny Education Centre and Kilkenny County Council Arts Office and Libraries.

This book has emerged from a number of workshops, which took place in the Butler Gallery over the course of 2010, to celebrate 10 years of the Solas Family Programme. With Kids’ Own writer and artist, Mary Branley and Orla Kenny, the young people explored and expressed their thoughts, ideas and responses to art work which was exhibited in the gallery during the year. They also had the opportunity to interview some of the exhibiting artists about their inspiration, ideas, processes and what it is that makes them an artist.

The result is this highly individual publication, which in the words of one participant, is “all about everything to do with art.”

The Butler Gallery made this video about the whole book-making process:

what is art??? from Neil O'Driscoll on Vimeo.