Exhibitions at the Butler Gallery
We offer our visitors excellent contemporary exhibitions, which reflect the constantly changing nature of visual art practice and the range of media used in the making of contemporary work. The Butler Gallery has continually sought to be a platform for presenting the best of Irish art today, along with demonstrating a strong commitment to presenting work by artists of international repute.
With that philosophy as our backbone, we plan to continue to stimulate, inspire and challenge our audience. The Butler Gallery is committed to the opportunity that our ‘Open Submission’ call out provides for working artists. We are one of the few gallery spaces offering one-person exhibitions to emerging artists.
Our diverse education programme enriches the message of exhibitions at the Gallery through talks and workshops, and encourages equality of access for people of all ages and cultures through its long-term programmes and projects. We work in the knowledge that our exhibitions are for enjoyment by the local, national and international community at large, and not just a select audience.
We primarily produce solo exhibitions for emerging and mid-career artists. We see our organisation as a healthy springboard in an artist’s career towards a major museum show and a platform to international exposure. As this is a non-commercial venue, an exhibition at the Butler Gallery provides the artist with a special opportunity to see through a particular proposal or thematic objective. Our artistic programme aims to include exhibitions of artists both established and emerging, selected artists from our ‘open submissions’ call out, our annual collection exhibition and an exceptional international artist.