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.
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.
This comprehensive course has been designed to help both school leavers and mature students who are interested in developing a portfolio for entry to Art College.
Through expert guidance, students will develop their ideas through research, working on a personal project and keeping a sketch book. Subjects covered include, drawing from observation, experimental drawing, ideas development, basic photography, collage, 3D building, painting, colour work and basic printing.
Features of this course include:
Light, spacious, well-equipped studios
Continuous assessment throughout the course
Project based activities
Outings to Galleries and Exhibitions
Presentations from Third Level Art Colleges and former students and guest artists
Access to IT and Art Library
Tuition by dedicated and skilled artist teachers
The course runs from June 2017 through to January 2018 with 234 contact hours.
Two intensive four day weeks, two intensive weekends and 26 weekdays.
The course costs 250 euro.
KCAT is an inclusive centre. All are invited to apply for a place on this course, but applicants must be 16 years or over.
For more information please contact Alice Bennett, Education Coordinator on 0567786896 or 0567755115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Gypsy Ray, on being featured in the book ‘JR: Inside Out’. Her beautiful portraits of KCAT Studio artists Declan Byrne, Francis Casey, George McCutcheon, Margaret Walker and Sinead Fahey were part of this international project and represent Callan right next to other contributions from Calais, Calcutta, Cambridge and Cannes.
We are all looking forward to ‘Optic Nerve’, an exhibition of paintings by KCAT Studio artists Thomas Barron, Sinead Fahey, Francis Casey and Eileen Mulrooney at South Tipperary Arts Centre, opening Friday 12 January at 3pm.
Treat the artists in your life!
Gift vouchers of any amounts towards courses are available in KCAT up to Wednesday 20th December.Call Alice to discuss what is on offer and choose a gift that gives and gives and gives!
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)