• Programme, Events & Opportunities

    Butler Gallery 1st Annual Christmas Benefit Party

    Kilkenny Castle
    6.30pm – 10.00pm
    Friday 29th November, 2019

    Kilkenny Castle, Picture Gallery
    Thursday 28th 10am-4.30pm
    Friday 29th November 10.00am – 4.30pm and 8.00pm – 9.00pm


    Join us for a magical evening of music, art, cocktails and luxurious and unique gifts in the sumptuous surrounds of Kilkenny Castle at Christmas and help us complete Evans’ Home, our new location from spring 2020.

    Works by Barrie Cooke, Bernadette Kiely, Paul Mosse, Blaise Smith and many more well-known artists will be auctioned by Fonsie Mealy.

    As well as the auction of important artworks generously donated by many of Irelands and Kilkenny’s best-known artists, the Butler Gallery Christmas Benefit Party will also feature French café music from Arreglos and Jazz from the Carole Nelson Trio, and unique and luxury gifts from local and national crafts people and businesses. Art is included from Cartoon Saloon, Kevin Cosgrove, Alan Counihan, Paul Doran, Marie Foley, Eithne Jordan, Atsushi Kaga, Nevan Lahart, Theresa Nanigian, Eva O’Leary, Dylan Vaughan, George Vaughan and many more.

    A catalogue of artworks is available to view here.

    Further details and ticket information is available here.


    Suitable for children aged 5-12 years, our Children’s Programme invites children into the Gallery to have their say about the exhibition and make their own work in response. Facilitated by professional artists, these activities encourage children to express their opinions, learn about art and use a variety of interesting and exciting materials to create their own art works.

    Further details and workshop dates are available here.



    We’re delighted to announce that we will be offering an exhibition-themed programme of workshops for young people aged 13-18 in 2019.

    Further details and workshop dates are available here.



    Further details on this Limited Edition Print by Jane O’Malley are available here.

    Butler Gallery invites people living with dementia and their family, friends or professional carers to visit our exhibitions, to look and discuss with others in a safe and welcoming environment.

    Upcoming Tour Dates:
    Please check back again for Azure Tour dates or call the Gallery if you would like to book in a group.

    Further details are available here.

    2020 Exhibition Programme

    (At Evans’ Home, Barrack Lane, Kilkenny)

    Amelia Stein: The Bloods
    13 March – 5 May, 2020

    GENERATION20TWENTY: Young Irish Painters
    15 May -19 July, 2020

    Richard Mosse: Incoming
    7 August – 4 October, 2020

    Cartoon Saloon: Wolfwalkers
    16 October, 2020 – 10 Jan, 2021