• Red Square and Culture Club Intergenerational Arts Project


    Butler Gallery in collaboration with Barnstorm Theatre Company

    FREE and OPEN to all.

    This summer, Butler Gallery in collaboration with Barnstorm Theatre Company are offering a free programme for those who have an interest in visual art and theatre and would like to learn more. No previous experience in the arts is necessary.

    For the first time, the programme will combine Red Square Youth Arts, open to 16 – 22 year olds, and Culture Club, open to adults in an multi-generational project that will give participants the chance to both make art, and discuss other artist’s work. It will culminate with an exhibition of the participants’ work, as well as theatre and visual arts visits and workshops during the Kilkenny Arts Festival.

    The Art-Making Project offers participants the opportunity to work with an artist mentor to create work that will be exhibited during Kilkenny Arts Festival. Research will include a visit to Eithne Jordan’s exhibition When walking at Butler Gallery, while meeting with the artist herself to hear more about her practice.

    During the Kilkenny Arts Festival, the Art Criticism Project invites participants to explore theatre and visual art, learning about art criticism and putting what they have learned into practice by going to see exhibitions and productions together. There will be preparatory workshops before each exhibition/production and workshops afterwards where participants will be able to share their thoughts.

    Here’s a flavour of what previous participants thought:
    “This project offered a chance to connect with people you may never have met over the arts…demystified the arts world…Relaxed, warm, welcoming atmosphere…Encouraged me to visit other exhibits during the arts festival… I thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and discussions which I found empowering, exciting… Socially it was fun”

    The programme will run from the 11th July until the end of Kilkenny Arts Festival.

    Butler Gallery and Barnstorm Theatre Company are seeking people who are interested in being part of this exciting project. Spaces are limited so be sure to apply early in order to avoid disappointment. Closing date for applications is 5th July 2017.

    Download Application forms and further information via the following links:
    Red Square Details and Application Form
    Culture Club Details and Application Form
    Or contact Anna at anna@barnstorm.ie or Bairbre-Ann at bairbre.ann@butlergallery.com

    This project has been kindly supported by IPB Insurance.