The title ‘Stations’ was inspired by the Irish Catholic tradition of neighbours and friends visiting each other’s homes to host mass in the community. Stations focused on the idea that art can be experienced in communities outside of the usual gallery building – through it we hoped to share the joy that we experience from art with our community of Kilkenny.
Five artworks from the Butler Gallery Collection were placed in five Kilkenny homes over a period of five months. At the end of each month, we visited the ‘art-stations’ where we listened and recorded the ideas and responses that were unfolding. The final exhibition showed the works as well as items from each home and the filmed interviews.
May 17 – June 22, 2003