Glanbia House Exhibits Artworks On Loan From The Butler Gallery
Glanbia PLC has received two pieces of artwork on loan to Glanbia House from the Butler Gallery as part of a partnership, which launched this week.
The pieces are hanging in two locations in the building and include a piece by Scottish-born artist Grace Henry – Tipperary Parrot – an oil on canvas, which hangs in the foyer location.
The second piece is a painting by Irish abstract landscape artist Patrick Collins – Man on a Country Road. This oil-on-board painting, which hangs outside the boardroom, is a typical representation of the broody style of the painter, who has exhibited in many of the world’s top galleries.
This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase these significant pieces of art at Glanbia House as part of a partnership with the Butler Gallery as they prepare to move to their new home. The Butler Gallery, which is currently located at Kilkenny Castle, is moving to Evans’ Home in Kilkenny City in spring 2020.
Director and Chief Curator of the Butler Gallery Anna O’ Sullivan, said that they are very excited about the new move which is a fantastic addition to Kilkenny’s cultural offering:
“We at Butler Gallery are delighted to renew our partnership with Glanbia this year with two important paintings by Grace Henry and Patrick Collins from the Butler Gallery collection going on view at Glanbia House in Kilkenny. We look forward to welcoming all Glanbia employees and their families to the Butler Gallery at Evans’ Home where they can enjoy our stunning new contemporary art gallery, view our permanent collection, stroll in our beautiful gardens, sample something delicious in our café, and check out opportunities to participate in creative workshops in our dedicated learning centre. With the support of Glanbia and the wider community we can ensure Butler Gallery thrives as a creative art space, breathing life back into Evans’ Home, one of Kilkenny’s most historic and iconic buildings.”
Speaking at the installation of the works at Glanbia House this week, Naoise Coogan, Corporate Communications Manager, said that she was excited to see the works hanging in Glanbia.
“We are privileged to have these two important works on display at our headquarters and we value the opportunity to showcase the artists of the Butler Gallery, which is on our doorstep here in Kilkenny. We look forward to visiting the new space when it opens in the spring and wish the Butler Gallery team the best of luck in this very exciting new venture.”
ABOUT EVANS’ HOME:
At Evans’ Home Butler Gallery will unveil its important and unseen collection of 20th century Irish art. Overlooking the River Nore at the heart of Kilkenny City, at Evans’ Home, Butler Gallery will have four permanent collection galleries; an entire wing dedicated to the work of renowned artists Tony O’Malley & Jane O’Malley; a large contemporary art gallery; a learning centre; an interpretation room, a media gallery; three beautiful gardens and a café.
€5.6million has already been secured for the capital development phase with support from Kilkenny County Council, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Fáilte Ireland. In order to complete the campaign, a final €250,000 (4.5% of the overall capital cost) must be raised. These additional funds will ensure artists’ work is seen by as many people as possible and presented in welcoming and interactive spaces, while also ensuring more learning opportunities for audiences of all ages and backgrounds