• National Drawing Day

    National Drawing Day
    Butler Gallery Kilkenny Castle and Park

    National Drawing Day is an annual countrywide event initiated by the National Gallery of Ireland. The event extends across the grounds of Kilkenny Castle, offering a range of creative and colourful artist-led outdoor workshops. This FREE event is open to people of all ages, Butler Gallery National Drawing Day offers everyone the opportunity to indulge their creative side.

    What to expect? The unexpected! Prepare to explore the Castle Park with new eyes – with artist-led activities all around Kilkenny Castle and Park, there will be something for everyone.

    Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and supporters, National Drawing Day is absolutely FREE and no advance booking is necessary. Registration for the event will take place in the Parade Tower, where visitors can pick up information about the day’s activities and a free National Drawing Day t-shirt. Activities will be taking place both indoors and outdoors and in case of bad weather, National Drawing Day will continue inside Butler Gallery and Kilkenny Castle.

    Come along, bring your friends and family and enjoy this celebration of drawing, mark making and collective creativity. A date for National Drawing Day 2019 will be announced.

    All Welcome. FREE. No Experience Necessary.



    The Butler Gallery National Drawing Day is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, Office of Public Works, Kilkenny County Council Arts Office.