THE RIGHT of children to enjoy art and culture is the focal point of a new exhibition, Citizens Of The World, Now, which opened in the KBC Bank Hub, Eyre Square, this week.
The exhibition is receiving its Irish premiere as part of the 18th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. It is inspired by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It presents 18 cultural principles - in Italian, English, Polish, French, and as Gaeilge - illustrating the rights of the child to enjoy art and culture. It was created by La Baracca – Testoni Ragazzi, an Italian theatre company which has been working with children and young people for more than 30 years.
Baboró has also created the KBC Children’s Gallery within the exhibition where children and adults can give their own responses to the rights outlined.
Children are full human beings at every age,” says Lali Morris, Baboró’s artistic director, “ and it is their right to access art and culture in all its forms, here and now.”
The exhibition runs until October 19. See www.baboro.ie