Cruinniú na nÓg
The Plant Photography Project

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Join us for The Plant Photography Project during Cruinniú na nÓg at Butler Gallery on Saturday 15th June. Cruinniú na nÓg at Butler Gallery will have a festive, family focused, inclusive spirit of celebration, art-making and sustainability!

  • Drop in for our plant-based photography workshops and let your creativity bloom! Free for everyone, it’s a perfect family outing that celebrates sustainable art making practices inspired by The Plant Photography Project.
  • Artist-Led Workshops: Dive into the world of plant-based photography with artists at Butler Gallery. Using foraged natural materials, these workshops are a hands-on exploration of photographic image-making inspired by the natural world.
  • Children’s Exhibition: Witness the creativity of young minds as they display their anthotype artworks. For the weekend of Cruinniú na nÓg Butler Gallery will be showcasing the vibrant artworks created by children from St Colmcille’s National School, Inistioge, as part of The Plant Photography Project with artist Kasia Kaminska.

Events:

Children’s Exhibition: Sat 15th and Sun 16th June: 11.00am - 5.00pm daily in the Learning Centre

Drop in Artist-led Workshops : Saturday 15th June from 1.00pm - 4.00pm in Butler Gallery's Gardens

Join us to view the exhibition of our young people’s work during Cruinniú na nÓg!

We invite the public to come and see this wonderful artwork, and try out a hands-on exploration of plant based photography techniques for themselves! The event is free and open to the public on Saturday 15th June from 1.00pm – 4.00pm. The Children’s Exhibition runs on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June: 11.00am – 5.00pm daily.

More about The Plant Photography Project

The Plant Photography Project is a series of artist-led workshops with Kasia Kaminska in a rural national school in county Kilkenny, exploring plant-based photography techniques. The project culminates in a Children’s Exhibition at Butler Gallery co-curated by the schoolchildren and drop-in artist-led workshops for the public during Cruinniú na nÓg.

Schoolchildren experience nature walks and foraging for natural materials with artist Kasia Kaminska. Children explore plant based photography techniques to create anthotype photographs that have sustainability at their core. The project aims to promote children as active participants in their artmaking, drawing from experiences in their local natural environment.

Cruinniú na nÓg is a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18 and is a initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan.

This project is funded by the Kilkenny Creative Ireland Programme 2024.

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