The Butler Gallery is committed to exhibiting the work of young and emerging artists alongside renowned international artists. We support and promote the development of artists careers through a wide range of professional development services.
The Butler Gallery Permanent Collection was established in 1943. The collection includes works by Tony OíMalley, Jack B Yeats, Sir John Lavery, Evie Hone, Sean McSweeney, Maine Jellet, Gerard Dillon, Louis le Brocquy, Dorothy Cross, Felim Egan and Tony Cragg. Your support will help us develop this important collection which provides a credible account of 20th century art in Ireland and has put Kilkenny firmly on the artistic map. In addition to our permanent collection the Basil Goulding Collection has been on long-term loan to the Butler Gallery since 1990.
Education and Outreach
The Education and Community programmes deliver exciting and engaging projects to a wide ranging and diverse audience. These include SOLAS, Artist in Schools, the 5 to 6 Kilkenny Womens art project, Re-Produced and Artist in Health schemes. We aim to instill a sense of creativity, fun and understanding of the visual arts in adults and children of all ages.
The Butler Gallery is supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in its plans to relocate to a space that can better accommodate our collection and our future expanding needs.
- Invitations to exhibition openings for member and guest
- 20% discount on Butler Gallery catalogues
- 10% discount on Butler Gallery Limited Editions
- Annual visit to artist studio
- Annual organised trip to major exhibitions
- Invitation to Annual Summer Party
All benefits of friend membership plus:
- Priority booking on Solas workshops, our talks and events
Available to students and those of modest income
All the benefits of Friend membership plus:
- Tax Relief
- Invitation to occasional post-preview suppers with the Director and Artists
- Loan of a significant work from the collection for a period of 1 year*
All the benefits of Benefactors plus:
- Loan of a group of works from the collection. for a period of 1 year*
- Name on Patrons Board and / or logo on Butler Gallery invites
*Benefactor and Patron loans are subject to certain conditions
For more information contact:
Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
t + 353 56 7761106, e: email@example.com