Exhibition 21 June – 27 July, 2008
KCAT is a vibrant organisation located in Callan, Co. Kilkenny, where creativity exists in abundance. It is a special place to work and also to visit. The artists, the mentors and the energy that filters through this building are a dynamic force. Such a source of creativity could not be overlooked, and it was time that the impressive work of this collective was acknowledged and honoured by the Butler Gallery. While there is remarkable painting on canvas at work in the studio, most notably from the talented Thomas Barron, ultimately it was decided to concentrate on a selection of works on paper – the immediacy of this output proving so fresh and joyful in nature.
The work of eight KCAT artists included in this exhibition displayed enormous confidence, with an inventive use of pure colour. A full-colour catalogue published by Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent, 2008 and funded in part by an Arts Act Grant from Kilkenny County Council’s Arts Office and the Butler Gallery accompanied this exhibition.