• Programme, Events & Opportunities



    Hard Won Words

    Saturday February 1st 2020, 2 -3pm
     
    Daphne Wright  I know what it’s like, 2012    Video projection, 6 minsA ‘one work’ event with artist Deirdre O’Mahony, allowing an in-depth discussion of Daphne Wright’s film I Know What It’s Like, exhibited as part of A Most Favourable Soil, Butler Gallery’s last exhibition at Kilkenny Castle. This discussion workshop is an opportunity to reflect deeply on questions and ideas raised by this artwork including communication between generations, ageing, and the isolation experienced through physical and social barriers to communication.
     
    This workshop will draw on ideas put forward by participants at our Bealtaine Festival event in May last year following a screening of O’Mahonys film First Citizen’s Speak, on the role of the Butler Gallery and its potential to provide space for intergenerational exchange. I Know What It’s Like offers an opportunity to publicly reflect on uncomfortable and difficult subjects and the role of the gallery in opening avenues of communication between generations today. 
     
    To make a booking please contact Hollie at 056 7761106 or email  hollie@butlergallery.com

    Meet the Artist: Lunchtime talk with Brian Cregan

    Wednesday 19th February, 2020
    1pm

    Over the last 18 months, architectural photographer Brian Cregan has been documenting the changing Evans’ Home as the building was renovated to become the new location for Butler Gallery. For the first time, Brian will discuss the commission, sharing never before seen images detailing the building, the people and the skills used on site, new architectural features and the experience of being an artist on a working construction site.

    To make a booking please contact Hollie at 056 7761106 or email  hollie@butlergallery.com

    Brian Cregan is a photographer who explores the potential of photography to represent our relationship with landscape, natural history and the built environment. Working with the idea of objectivity, he creates documents and artworks that reassess the everyday and pose questions about photography’s rich and troubled history, and its function as a tool to record and classify since the nineteenth century. Often working collaboratively with other artists, architects and designers, the remaking and reuse of institutional spaces in Ireland is of particular interest to his practice. Recently projects at Evan’s Home in Kilkenny city, Grangegorman in Dublin and Callan Workhouse in Kilkenny have involved representing significant moments during the transition of these historic sites.


    A Heritage Talk on St. John’s Parish, Kilkenny

    With Peter Kenny
    Wednesday 26th February,
    1pm

    Historian Peter Kenny, a guide at Kilkenny Castle, will share a research paper on St. John’s Parish, elaborating on the fascinating story of the St. John’s Priory site which later became a military barracks and then the site of Evans’ Home. Kenny’s talk will refer to much of the history cited in the exhibition A Most Favourable Soil as both the context for the show, and the concept of ‘fertile ground’ for the Butler Gallery move across the river to the Evans’ Home in Spring 2020. This will be our last public event at Kilkenny Castle before we relocate. 

    To make a booking please contact Hollie at 056 7761106 or email  hollie@butlergallery.com

    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.

     

     

    Facilitated by professional artists, the Youth Art Workshops encourage teenagers 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.

     

     



    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:
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    Further details are available here.

    2020 Exhibition Programme

    (At Evans’ Home, Johns Quay, Kilkenny)

    Amelia Stein: The Bloods
    TBC – 3 May, 2020

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

    Richard Mosse: Incoming
    7 August – 20 September, 2020

    Cartoon Saloon: Wolfwalkers
    2 October, 2020 – January, 2021