KILDARE ARTS

From Kildare arts:
The Kildare Artist Notebook project was established by Kildare County Council Arts Service in 2011. Artists were invited to take an A5 Moleskine notebook, to use it as they wished and to return it, to become part of a permanent touring collection.
To date, over 150 artists from around the world have donated notebooks – sometimes reluctantly as notebooks are often very personal and private. However, seeing the notebooks displayed collectively allows participants to experience how an individual thing becomes greater in the shared experience.
The collection of notebooks has been exhibited annually in Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, as part of the Kildare Readers Festival and has toured to Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co Louth, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and NUI Maynooth.

The enchanting Kildare Notebook Project is a regular ‘must see’ event in the Riverbank Arts Centre Visual Arts programme.
The collection now extends to over 200 notebooks made by writers, film makers and visual artists from all over the world.
Each notebook is a standard A5 Moleskine notebook, but that’s where the similarity ends. Artists have written, drawn, torn, manipulated, painted, constructed and deconstructed notebooks, making them into bespoke art objects in their own right.
Each notebook has been kindly donated by participating artists to Kildare County Council to become part of a permanent touring collection.
By open invitation, artists were invited to write, draw, paint, paste, construct/deconstruct a standard A5 Moleskine notebook in a creative way.
Each notebook has been kindly donated by participating artists to Kildare County Council to become part of a permanent touring collection.
As a writer, the notebook project afforded me the opportunity to take stock of my work up to that date — what I had achieved and what remained to be done. I included poems, some places where I read, extracts from my novels and stories together with various philosophical and literary musings from my journals which form the seeds of my writing. Hopefully such a potpourri will give a flavour of the type of writer I am.
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Author: James Lawless

Irish novelist, poet and short story writer.

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