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Kildare Arts Service Launch - Artist Notebook Project @ KRF 2011



Artist Notebook Project @ Kildare Readers’ Festival 2011

The second Kildare Readers Festival, organised by Kildare County Council Library and Arts Services takes place in Newbridge from 13th-15th May 2011.  The aim of the festival is to provide readers from our many book clubs and the general public with an opportunity to meet and discuss their favourite books with fellow book lovers, be inspired to join a book club and share the experience of reading.

To coincide with the festival, artists, at all stages of their development, are invited to participate in a KRF:1 Artist Notebook project, whereby artists are invited to fill a notebook in a creative way.  Each notebook is then donated to Kildare County Council Arts Service to become part of a permanent touring collection.  It is envisaged the KRF:1 Artist Notebook Project will become a national event, growing the collection over time.


A5 Black Moleskine notebooks will be provided by Kildare County Council Arts Service at a charge of €15.  Register your intention to participate and order your notebook from the Arts Service (contact details below) 

You are invited to fill your notebook with writings, drawings, paintings, photographs, notes, collage, etc.  Your book must remain within the dimensions of 5.5 x 8.5 inches.  It can open up to something wonderful (of any size), but it must fold down to the original dimensions. You are welcome to unbind, rebind or alter the book in (almost) any other way.  If you want to use a thicker stock of paper, please do. 

Participants are free to alter, design and work on the cover of the notebook


  • Applications are welcome from artists of all creative disciplines, at all levels – student, amateur, emerging and professional.
  • Applications from artists living and working abroad are welcome
  • Once the completed notebooks are returned to the Arts Service, they shall become the property of Kildare County Council.
  • Notwithstanding this, the intellectual property/ copyright remains with the Artist
  • Each notebook returned will be catalogued by Kildare County Council, with the artist name.  An inventory of participants, including contact details will be created by Kildare County Council and treated confidentially.
  • Kildare County Council reserves the right to reproduce images and text from the notebooks for promotional purposes.  All works that are reproduced will be credited to the artist.
  • Participants must register interest and purchase the notebook from the Arts Service
  • The themes are provided to act as stimulus for the project, but in no way is meant to be a restriction, so feel free to work beyond the suggested themes.
  • As notebooks tend to be personal items, it is worth noting that the donated notebooks will be available to the public for perusal.  Therefore entries of a personal/ sensitive nature should be removed by the artist in advance of returning the notebook.
  • Completed notebooks must be returned to the Arts Service before Wednesday 4th May 2011 to allow for cataloguing and exhibition display
  • Participants should register interest by Friday 18th March 2011.  Late applications will be considered at the discretion of the Arts Service.
  • Participating artists will be invited to a launch event in Newbridge over the course of the Kildare Readers Festival 13th-15th May 2011.  Details to follow


The registration fee of €15 includes the A5 Black Moleskine notebook. Cheques, postal orders and bank drafts should be made payable to Kildare County Council.  Cash payments can be accepted when registering in person.  Credit card and Laser payments are acceptable ( please complete Authorization Form).

For further information or to register to participate in the KFR:1 project, contact Kildare County Council Arts Service, Riverbank, Newbridge,  Co Kildare.  Tel:045-448328, Email: arts@kildarecoco.ie .

You can call into the Arts Service in Riverbank Arts Centre to register, but please make an appointment before you call in.



 "It was Beauty killed the Beast." King Kong (1933)

 "Magic Mirror on the Wall, who is the Fairest one of all?" Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

"Fiddle-dee-dee."  Gone With the Wind (1939)

"I'm melting, mellllllting..."   The Wizard of Oz (1939)

 "One's too many an' a hundred's not enough!" The Lost Weekend (1945)

 "Well, nobody's perfect." Some Like It Hot (1959)

 "It's SHOWTIME!" All That Jazz (1979)

 "The horror...the horror." Apocalypse Now (1979)

 "Say hello to my little friend!" Scarface (1983)

 "Be afraid. Be very afraid." The Fly (1986)

 "If you build it, he will come." Field of Dreams (1989)

 "You can't handle the truth!" A Few Good Men (1992)

"To infinity - and Beyond." Toy Story (1995)

 "One meeeellion dollars." Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

"All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again." Narrator; Peter Pan (1953)

“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow” Shakespeare's Macbeth

“Such stuff as dreams are made on”  Shakespeare’s The Tempest




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