From Ireland

‘A Yoke’, a Solo Exhibition by Lorna Corrigan


’A Yoke’ a Solo Exhibition by KCAT Studio artist Lorna Corrigan will open this Thursday 20th September, 5:30pm at the Coastguard Centre Café in Tramore, Waterford.

Lorna’s work weaves together imaginary elements from dreams with something as concrete as a cow standing in a nearby field or a teapot in the ‘Blue Coffee Shop’ on the street, few doors down from KCAT Studio in Callan, where the artist has her studio space.

Lorna Corrigan’s art is exhibited both nationwide and internationally, altogether numbering well over 50 shows, both solo and group exhibitions. She has also held residencies, completed commissions and her work has been featured in several publications and TV documentaries.

Her impressive career spans over decades, in a way it could be traced back right to the time when the artist was merely five years old. After been told by her parents to go out to play while waiting for Sunday lunch, she found a jar of deep red paint and applied it generously on a vacant looking grey tractor in the farmyard as well as herself.

She was later found, sound asleep, in the hay shed, where she went hiding. ‘I got no lunch, but in my mind I decided, I’m going to be an artist!

The body of work showcased here consists of pieces of her earlier work as well as new images ‘fresh out of the oven’. The diligent work the artist has put into her craft studying in the Ormonde College, Kilkenny, really shows as does the influence of her travels, in particular her visit to Australia, which has become a longstanding influence in her art.

In the artist’s own words: ‘ I love art very much, sometimes I feel I could eat it!’

 

The show will run until the 17th of October and will be open daily.

Mon-Fri: 9-5pm | Sat 10-5pm | Sun: 11-4:30pm

 

Talking in Paint

A successful collaboration between two artists was celebrated in Lavistown Garden Gallery during Kilkenny Arts Week this summer 2018.

Anthony Donohue has been painting in KCAT Art Centre for ten years.Julie Cusack is a facilitating tutor in KCAT. Julie and Anthony ‘heard’each other with their eyes, with a shared sense of aesthetic.They were able to recognise themselves in each other’s work and a relationship of peer painting developed between them.Communication without words,communication of canvas, brush, colour, texture.
‘Talking in Paint’  traced the studio hours spent together and allowed  us to eavesdrop on their painted conversations.Anthony does not express himself in conventional ways. He has been painting with broad brush strokes and a changing palette over the years and Julie works in abstract expressionism, often with landscape but using sources that vary from time to time. Anthony’s sources are a mystery to us. An internal landscape seems to emerge. He shares his moods which can be dark in colours of shade and heaviness; he shares his joy in pure yellow and variations of light.

Both Julie and Anthony’s work can be viewed by appointment.

Contact Alice on 0567755115 for more information.

 

KCAT End of Year Student Show

If you go to one exhibition this year let it be the KCAT End of Year student show.

Over a hundred students of various art disciplines under one roof.This is a celebration of the most eclectic group of artists in Kilkenny. The work on show is diverse in theme and technique, full of colour, vibrancy and individuality.An encounter with an absorbing and enjoyable collection is promised.

Variations

Variations Exhibition

Variations is part of AKA Fringe and features artworks by KCAT Studio artists Eileen Mulrooney, Thomas Barron, Diana Chambers, Jason Turner, Fergus Fitzgerald and Declan Byrne. Opening 1pm August 11th 2017, The Link Hall Gallery, County Hall, Kilkenny County Council, John Street Kilkenny, Exhibition open August 11th-20th, 10am-4pm daily during Kilkenny Arts Festival. (Image: Jason Turner, Blackbird, Acrylic on Canvas)

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

 

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