From Callan

KCAT Summer Open Studio

Thursdays from 10 am to 4 pm, 27th July to 31st August

Every summer KCAT Arts Centre runs a six day/once a week Summer Studio for artists of any level who are interested in developing their work. It takes place in our large airy and light studio space with access to basic equipment and some essential materials. Artists are advised to bring specialist equipment and their own brushes. Canteen facilities are available for lunch and tea breaks. The cost is 120 euro for six days/ 20 euro a day.

I am on hand to guide and assist, for any advice or feedback you may need, but the small group of peers you will meet and work with provide invaluable support and encouragement during this time.

If you are interested or would like to know more please contact me on 056-7706863 or 056-7755115 or email me here at KCAT: alice@kcat.ie

There is also an application form online at http://kcat.ie/art-courses/

Inclusion Ireland: Self-Advocacy

KCAT is delighted that Inclusion Ireland are leading an exciting day of talks and discussion in Callan on Thursday 6th July as part of Inhabitants, the Arts Strand of the Abhainn Rí Festival 2017.

 

Inclusion Ireland: Self-Advocacy

Parish Hall, Callan Thurs 06 July, 10am- 3pm | €10 (including lunch)

Inclusion Ireland will lead an exciting day of talks and discussion providing an opportunity to learn about self-advocacy and to publicly declare your thoughts and experiences throughout the day. Speakers will include, Martin Rowan, Chair of the Self Advocacy Subcommittee, Dermot Lowndes, member of the Self Advocacy Subcommittee, Kathleen Gittens, Kings River Community, Equinox Theatre Company, Sarah Jane Lavin, National Platform of Self Advocates and Robert Murtagh, Advocacy Project Worker.

Inclusion Ireland is a rights based advocacy organisation for people with intellectual disabilities. Inclusion Ireland has a vision of people with an intellectual disability living and participating in the community with equal rights as citizens, to live the life of their choice to their fullest potential. Inclusion Ireland’s work is underpinned by the values of dignity, inclusion, social justice, democracy and autonomy.

Inclusion Ireland’s Self Advocacy Sub Committee is made up of people with intellectual disabilities who work hard on issues that are important in their lives. They speak up for themselves and for others about rights and choice.

To book your tickets CLICK HERE

 

Programme of the day


 

Inhabitants Programme 2017

Inhabitants is a series of events and activities across visual arts, architecture and theatre, which highlights the diverse and innovative work happening in the arts in Callan and across Ireland. This year focuses on one key theme, Public Declaration. We’re delighted to invite guest curator Róise Goan to devise Testimony – stories of courage, stepping out of the comfort zone into the unknown, citizenship and its relative freedoms and burdens, love, belonging and standing out. Our programme allows for new audiences and those familiar to engage in cutting-edge art experiences in our small town.

Inhabitants is produced by Trasna Productions with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland Small Festivals Award and Kilkenny Leader Partnership. Special thanks to the Abhainn Rí Festival, Callan Community Network, KCAT Arts Centre, Callan Workhouse Union, Monkeyshine Theatre, Inclusion Ireland and Fennelly’s for their ongoing support and collaboration.

For more information go the the Trasna Productions website HERE

 

Life and Local

Life and Local
Life and Local

You are invited to ‘Life and Local’, an exhibition of experimental work in drawing and painting by Noel McCormack and Margaret Walker at St Brigid’s College, Callan, Co. Kilkenny. Opening 1st July at 4.30pm. The exhibition continues until 9th July 2017, from 12 noon to 5pm daily.

Also opening 1st July is ‘Flowers Floating Either Way’, an exhibition of work by Sinead Fahey, KCAT Gallery 3pm

Flowers Floating Either Way

‘Sinéad at her Desk’, Acrylic Marker on Paper, 76x57cm, 2014

You are invited to the opening of Flowers Floating Either Way, a retrospective exhibition of work by Sinéad Fahey on Saturday 1st July 2017 @ 3.00pm. Continues until Sunday 9th July, open daily 12pm – 5pm.

Also opening 1st July is ‘Life and Local’ a joint exhibition by Noel McCormack and KCAT Studio artist Margaret Walker at 4.30 pm in St. Brigid’s College, Callan

Bealtaine Residency 2017

Bealtaine Residency 2017

Artists Pauline Cummins and Frances Mezzetti are commencing a Bealtaine Residency at KCAT, 8-12 May. As part of KCAT’s Engagement programme, the artists will work alongside KCAT’s studio artists with a view to exploring working relationships and researching potential future partnerships over longer durations. Come join us for a special Artists’ Breakfast with Pauline and Frances on Friday 12 May in Fennelly’s, Callan. Enjoy breakfast in the company of the artists as they reflect on their experiences with KCAT and discuss how these residencies affect their practice.

Gypsy Ray Book Creations

Gypsy Ray will bring her vast experience and specialist knowledge to this series of four workshops. Gypsy wants each participant to have the opportunity to create something unique and purpose matched to themselves. Whether you are looking to make; a sketch book, a piece of art, an artist’s journal, or a memory book, Gypsy will guide you in the right direction.

Don't miss out on booking your place- limited availability for this specialist workshop.
Don’t miss out on booking your place- limited availability for this specialist workshop.

Irish Times Article

Karl Fitzgerald 1952-2016

Our dear friend Karl Fitzgerald passed away in the early morning of Sunday the 20th of November. He died peacefully in his sleep. Karl was a founding member of Camphill Jerpoint since April 1992 and was a few days short of his 64th birthday. Karl was a practicing artist and an integral member of the KCAT Studio. Karl enjoyed life and we are glad he brought this joy to KCAT for many years. We will miss his friendship, sense of humour, his dedication to his art and that smile!