• Programme, Events & Opportunities

    Butler Gallery is closed while we relocate to Evans’ Home, where, pending current health restrictions, we’ll be open this summer!

    While we’re waiting to reopen, and many of us are at home looking for creative projects to keep the kids occupied, we’re going to release some creative activity inspiration every week!

    The activities in our Home Studio and Colouring Pages series can be done by all ages, 5 to 105!


    Volunteers Needed

    Join Butler Gallery as we move to our new location, Evans’ Home this spring and become part of a dynamic, professional team dedicated to promoting and fostering the arts in Kilkenny & the South East.

    We need volunteers to help with:

    • Reception
    • Exhibition invigilation
    • Special Events
    • General administration

    We want to hear from you if:

    • You enjoy being social
    • You would like to be involved with a cultural organisation
    • You would like to give back to the city of Kilkenny
    • You can spare 4 or more hours per week

    For further information please email Pauline at
    pauline@butlergallery.com or contact us on 056 7761106.


    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:
    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, Johns Quay, Kilkenny)

    Amelia Stein: The Bloods
    15 May – 26 July, 2020

    Since 2015, Amelia Stein has been photographing the Defence Forces of Ireland, focusing on the men and women of the James Stephens’ Barracks in Kilkenny. In addition to honouring the Defence Forces of Ireland, this body of work pays tribute to one of the Evans’ Home previous uses as a military barracks and will act as an important opening exhibition for the Butler Gallery at Evans’ Home and for the people of Kilkenny.      

    Richard Mosse: Incoming
    7 August – 20 September, 2020

    Butler Gallery, will launch the Irish premier of Kilkenny-born Richard Mosse’s triple-screen installation Incoming in its new double-height gallery at Evans’ Home. This is the first time a work of this scale and nature has been possible to exhibit in Kilkenny. The work was first shown in the Barbican’s Curve Gallery in 2017 and was made in response to the mass migration crisis unfolding across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, the largest displacement of people since WWII. Incoming documents the journeys of refugees into Europe. 

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

    Butler Gallery continues its successful partnership with Cartoon Saloon in presenting an exhibition in response to Wolfwalkers, Cartoon Saloon’s new film to be released in 2020. The exhibition highlights the strengths and messages of this animated film whose story is based in medieval Kilkenny and includes core working drawings and backgrounds. This interactive and immersive exhibition is designed by Stephen McNamara of Roji and will coincide with the Irish premier of the film.

    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, Johns Quay, Kilkenny)

    Amelia Stein: The Bloods
    15 May – 26 July, 2020

    Since 2015, Amelia Stein has been photographing the Defence Forces of Ireland, focusing on the men and women of the James Stephens’ Barracks in Kilkenny. In addition to honouring the Defence Forces of Ireland, this body of work pays tribute to one of the Evans’ Home previous uses as a military barracks and will act as an important opening exhibition for the Butler Gallery at Evans’ Home and for the people of Kilkenny.      

    Richard Mosse: Incoming
    7 August – 20 September, 2020

    Butler Gallery, will launch the Irish premier of Kilkenny-born Richard Mosse’s triple-screen installation Incoming in its new double-height gallery at Evans’ Home. This is the first time a work of this scale and nature has been possible to exhibit in Kilkenny. The work was first shown in the Barbican’s Curve Gallery in 2017 and was made in response to the mass migration crisis unfolding across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, the largest displacement of people since WWII. Incoming documents the journeys of refugees into Europe. 

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

    Butler Gallery continues its successful partnership with Cartoon Saloon in presenting an exhibition in response to Wolfwalkers, Cartoon Saloon’s new film to be released in 2020. The exhibition highlights the strengths and messages of this animated film whose story is based in medieval Kilkenny and includes core working drawings and backgrounds. This interactive and immersive exhibition is designed by Stephen McNamara of Roji and will coincide with the Irish premier of the film.