Kids’ Own Publishing is a pioneering social purpose arts organisation that empowers children, families and communities from diverse cultural, social and linguistic backgrounds to share their stories through artist-led processes and community publishing. Children’s community publishing is widely endorsed by professionals in early learning centres, schools and libraries, as a highly effective way for children to engage with books. Kids’ Own Publishing was originally founded in Ireland in 1997 by Victoria Ryle and Simon Spain.  Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership continues in County Sligo with Orla Kenny at the helm.

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Zobi and The Zoox

We employ a group of talented illustrators, writers and performers who make up the Kids’ Own Publishing artist team, many of whom have countless creative endeavours on the go. We take joy in celebrating creativity and love the latest project that Kids’ Own Artist Ailsa Wild and Briony Barr have been involved in, a science […]

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Recipe for Community

Connecting children and adults with different abilities through artmaking out and about at the Abbotsford Convent   Recipe for Community, which brings children from The Melbourne University Early Learning Centre and adults from Interact Arts together to develop relationships has celebrated another wonderful year with a book launch and premiere of the Recipe for Community film […]

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The Grand Imaginarium at the Abbotsford Convent Open Day

  The Grand Imaginarium is a space for children and families where stories, books and the imagination can flourish. We’ll be running a full day of book making workshops in the Linen Room with appearances from Convent authors, artists and practitioners. Each year the Abbotsford Convent holds an open day to showcase the beautiful grounds […]

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