Welcomings- Illustrators Ireland

Thu 20th Jun - Sat 17th Aug

Garter Lane Arts Centre is Delighted to announce our Front of House display during this years SprOg.


Welcomings is a series of 21 tiny books created by members of Illustrators Ireland. These books have been made specially for and offered as a gesture to refugees & asylum seekers in Ireland. 

These beautifully illustrated 8 page zine-style books are made with few words throughout to be accessible to people of all languages and to allow the reader to tell their own story based on what they see. Each of these A6 books fold out to reveal a hidden A3 poster on the back, some even have interactive elements like puzzles or have spaces to draw on.

These books tell stories about friendships, celebrating differences, journeys, equality, food, animals, fun characters and of course, being welcome! They are fun, exciting and emotional. There’s something for everyone in this series!

The aim of this project is to bring awareness and positivity during these times, to welcome refugees and asylum seekers to our country and to attract donations to the cause.

The books are for sale in our online shop with 50% of the proceeds being donated to MASI (Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland).


Featuring artwork from: Shannon Bergin, Chrissy Curtin, Linda Fährlin, Jennifer Farley, Tatyana Feeney, Brian Fitzgerald, Karen Harte, Lydia Hughes, Debbie Jenkinson, Tarsila Krüse, Jon McCormack, Paula McGloin, Karen Nolan, Paul Nugent, Anne O’Hara, Orla Roche, Domenique Serfontein, Margaret Anne Suggs, Caitriona Sweeney, Melanie Whelan, Úna Woods

Project Managed by Chrissy Curtin

Shop: https://illustratorsireland.gumroad.com/

Read more about the project at https://www.illustratorsireland.com/welcomings/

Visit Illustrators Ireland at https://www.illustratorsireland.com/


Thu 20th Jun - Sat 17th Aug
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