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    Information on the Butler Gallery

    The Butler Gallery has a central role to play in the cultural life of the city and county of Kilkenny. We are synonymous with a respected quality of visual arts programming, and one of our roles is to maintain that standard. Another role is to continue to act as a resource, and a meeting point, for the visual arts community and the general public. Through our diverse exhibition programming, our important collection, and our far-reaching education initiatives, we actively promote and affirm the value of arts to society.

    Our brief is wide, and we have always accomplished so much more than one might expect from a small organisation. The Butler Gallery exists on site and off site, as a place of interaction between artists and the public – a contemporary space within a non-contemporary setting. We realise our goals by being creative in our partnerships, and by pooling our resources to gain the most from our programmes. In this way, we deliver to a wide and varied audience. We are realistic about the funding climate at large, but will aim to continue to retain our programme and the staff required to achieve our goals.

    The Butler Gallery is dedicated to remaining at the forefront of artistic excellence. We see no reason why we cannot compete with the best in Ireland, and abroad, in bringing contemporary art to the non-contemporary setting of Kilkenny Castle. We believe in these challenging times, the arts more than ever, can enlighten and stimulate our everyday lives. We ask for your continuing support, and help play a part in the Butler Gallery’s future.

    Anna O’Sullivan, Director

    Gallery Opening Hours
    The Butler Gallery is open seven days a week throughout the year:
    January, February: 10am – 1pm; 2pm – 4.30pm
    March: 10am – 1pm; 2pm – 5pm
    April: 10am – 1pm; 2pm – 5.30pm
    May, June, July, August, September: 10am – 5.30pm
    October, November, December: 10am – 1pm; 2pm – 4.30pm

    Butler Gallery Board Members:
    Beatrice Kelly [Chair], Appointed 08/2014
    Ian Coulter [Secretary], Appointed 04/2016
    Chloe O’Connor, Appointed 09/2011
    Seán Ó hArgáin, Appointed 02/2015
    Aideen Barry, Appointed 11/2016
    Kathleen Moran, Appointed 05/2019
    Eamonn Carroll, Appointed 05/2019
    Emily-Ann Gilligan, Appointed 05/2019

    Short biographies of Senior Management:
    Anna O’Sullivan, Director and Chief Curator
    Rebecca Reynolds, Development Director
    Hollie Kearns, Learning & Public Engagement Curator

    Child Safeguarding Statement: 
    Butler Gallery Child Safeguarding Statement 2018 
    Further information is available in the Butler Gallery Child Protection Policy and Procedures document which is available on request.

    Audited Accounts 2018:
    Butler Gallery Audited Accounts 2018

    Audited Accounts 2017:
    Butler Gallery Audited Accounts 2017

    Audited Accounts 2016:
    Butler Gallery Audited Accounts 2016

    Audited Accounts 2015:
    Butler Gallery Audited Accounts 2015

    Memorandum of Association (updated 2017):
    Butler Gallery_Memorandum of Association



    The Board and Staff of Butler Gallery are committed to compliance with the Recommended Guidelines for Financial Reporting using the SORP Accounting Standard for Charities. We are also committed to complying with the Code of Governance and principles of good fundraising.