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Boutiques get a Christmas makeover

This season the boutique windows in the Village are being illustrated by students from Dublin’s National College of Art and Design.

To celebrate the festive season, 30 boutique windows at Kildare Village have been transformed with wintery forest scenes, courtesy of students from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.

“The opportunity to work with the team at Kildare Village created a unique platform for the illustration students involved to further research and develop their technical approaches to image-making, offering real-world parameters in which to practice these methodologies,” says John Slade, Bureau+ programme leader at the National College of Art and Design.

This opportunity created a unique platform for these illustration students to develop their technical approaches to image-making.

John Slade

Bureau+ programme leader at the National College of Art and Design

“This experience is invaluable in helping to support students post-college, but also to further scrutinise their approaches to image-making and underscore the particulars and logistics of managing a commercial job."

The beautifully illustrated Christmas windows were decorated by students taking part in the college’s Bureau+ programme – an optional extra year run by a different cohort of design communication students each year – and each design tells its own unique story.

Inside the artistic programme

The collaboration with the National College of Art and Design is another example of Kildare Village’s continued commitment to nurturing and supporting up-and-coming Irish talent. The college occupies a unique position in art and design education in Ireland, offering the widest range of art and design degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Don’t miss the festive boutique windows in the Village.