KCAT is delighted to welcome Rachel Burke as Children’s facilitator this summer 2019. Workshops will be in response to Studio artist Mary Cody‘s Retrospective Exhibition. There are 15 places available for each session. Booking is essential on eventbrite.ie (click here). Find more info on the poster below.
KCAT invites you to join them in celebration of student work for 2018/2019.
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.
All are welcome to the opening of the End of Year exhibitionFriday 31st May 2019 at 7 pm in KCAT.
If you would like to attend the theatre or dance performance, please make sure that you book a ticket.
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, collage, 3D building, painting, colour work and basic printmaking.
Features of this course include:
Light, spacious, well-equipped studios
Continuous assessment throughout the course
Project based activities
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 2019 through to January 2020 with 174 contact hours.
KCAT is an inclusive centre. All are invited to apply for a place on this course, but applicants must be 16 years or over. Places are limited to ensure quality tuition.
For more information or to make a booking, please contact Alice Bennett, Education Coordinator on 0567786896 or 0567755115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
KCAT is supported by Kilkenny/Carlow Educational Training Board.
Created by Shane O’Reilly, Jim Rohan, Gary Comerford and Donal Gallagher with movement by Cindy Cummings
Jim and Gary have a double life. They are actors by day… but by night they are…
The Water Boys for Carrickshock hurling team.
As kids they dreamed of raising an All-Ireland hurling trophy in Croke Park. Their bodies may have prevented them from playing for their club, but nothing will stop these striped crusaders from being part of their team.
The Water Boys is an extraordinary, real-life story about learning to walk, learning to fall and learning to follow your dreams.
Equinox Theatre Company is part of KCAT Arts Centre in Co. Kilkenny. The Water Boys has been developed with support from Arts & Disability Ireland; Kilkenny Arts Office; Visual, Carlow and The Arts Council of Ireland.
a joint exhibition by artists Francis Casey, Jan McCullough and Rory Mullen
Presented by Kilkenny Arts Office and curated by Leah Corbett curator in residence.
Join us this Saturday for the opening of The Secret to my Success presented by Kilkenny Arts Office, where a selection of KCAT artist Francis Casey’s portraits of famous figures will be exhibited.
This exhibition brings together works by artists Francis Casey, Jan McCullough and Rory Mullen. The title is drawn from Rory Mullen’s Cork Story, which describes a tale of success and great fortune imparted from a man on his deathbed. Through video, painting and text the artists explore ideas around the ideal self, success and the influence of pop culture. An insightful social commentary emerges, drawing on both real and fictional narratives, which form the stories that we tell ourselves.
This is the first in a series of exhibitions by the curator in residence Leah Corbett, which will take place in the Kilkenny Arts Office Gallery from May- September 2019. This programme is funded by Kilkenny County Council Arts Office, Creative Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland.
Exhibition Dates: 11th May – 8th June
Opening event: 11th May, 14:00pm – 16:00pm
Gallery opening hours: Thursday-Saturday, 10:30am – 17:30pm
Presented by The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co Clare.
Opening night: 7:30pm on Friday 1st of March
Duration: 2nd March – 27th April
All very welcome.
Please join us for the opening of ‘An Image in my Head’ hosted by the Courthouse Gallery and curated by artist/curator Dominic Thorpe.
Murphy’s art practice spans creative writing, ceramics and print, where the apparent ordinariness of everyday life comes into question through the richness his imagery. Here, text, print and figures in clay, who are either foxes behaving as humans or humans behaving as foxes (or both), populate clay streetscapes and other scenarios, as the world and our interactions in it are imagined in new ways.
This series of works was produced from 2018 and 2019 as part of a joint creative writing/ceramics project supported by Clare Arts Office under its Embrace Programme and the Dulick Centre, where Murphy has been honing his skills and developing a unique style since 2016. A visit to the KCAT Arts Centre in Kilkenny led to a meeting with KCAT’s co-founder, artist Andrew Pike, and a subsequent invitation to Pike to share this exhibition.
The portraiture of Andrew Pike also proposes new ways of looking at the face and the facades of the everyday. A well-established artist working across a variety of media including painting and animation, his work has been shown extensively in Ireland and internationally. Though best known for his paintings, Andrew has award-winning animations to his credit and co-designed the MACNAS Big River Parade as part of Galway Arts Festival 2006. Most recently Andrew’s self-portrait (2018) has been acquired by the National Portrait Collection of Ireland at the University of Limerick.
KCAT Studio and Fergus Fitzgerald are very proud to invite you to his first solo exhibition at the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray, Co. Wicklow. It will be running from the 8th February to 16th March 2019.
Fergus Fitzgerald Rome wasn’t built in a day
Fergus Fitzgerald works primarily in acrylic on canvas. An avid traveller, particularly to Italy, location greatly informs Fergus’ work. Being a lover of linguistics and books, Fergus enjoys thoroughly researching his subjects for paintings and using text within his paintings.
Fergus paints images exploring various locations he has visited or aspires to visit. Such as Ljubljana Slovenia, Sienna Italy, Cefelu Sicily and Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg Austria. In an exploration of text as drawing and text as imagery, each painting has text drawn onto the surface weaving his own personal thoughts on the subject of the work with researched facts.
Opening on Thursday 7th February at 6pm
Show runs from 8th to 16th March 2019
Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm
Mermaid Arts Centre
Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow
WORKSHOP ‘Express yourself’ with artist Emma Finucane 16th February and 2nd March 11am – 1pm – Cost 10€ All levels and abilities welcome
A wealth of colour and texture! We are all looking forward to Mary Cody’s solo exhibition ‘String’ opening soon at the University of Atypical, Belfast.
Mary’s practice investigates the material nature of painting today. Through her steady, considered and labour-intensive approach, layers of wool, string and acrylic are carefully articulated onto canvas. Only Mary knows when an artwork is complete and when the optimum level of balance is reached.
Opens next Saturday the 19th January until the 22 February
The KCAT Studio is delighted to announce that we have launched an online shop for the Christmas season : the studio artists Andrew Pike, Brianna Hurley, Declan Byrne, Diane Chambers, Eileen Mulrooney, Fergus Fitzgerald, Fintin Kelly, Francis Casey, Jason Turner, Lorna Corrigan, Margaret Walker, Mary Cody, Sinéad Fahey will all have a variety of work on paper available. Any online purchases can be posted or alternatively collected directly from our studio. Should you choose to collect work from us, all delivery fees will be deducted. Please contact KCAT for suitable collection times.
KCAT contact : 056 775 5115 – email@example.com
..it’s always about people’s right to make art on their own terms.. (Franҫois Matarasso, Keynote speaker)
What does art inclusion really mean? A two day event of discussing, reflecting and engaging in arts practice.
The KCAT Studio Engagement Project is a collaborative project that began in 2013 between KCAT Studio Artists and other professional artists around Ireland. In partnership with Bealtaine a series of residencies were established to create space for developing a creative relationship. As the project has unfolded, relationships between the artists have sprouted and developed. The Symposium brings together these relationships to share in their experiences and reflect upon the project. We also wish to explore the current position of arts and inclusion in an Irish visual arts context.
Further contributors are: Sinead Dowling; Carlow Arts Officer, Mary Butler; Kilkenny Arts Officer, Ann Davoren; Director West Cork Arts Centre, Tara Byrne; Age and Opportunity, Helen O’Donoghue; Curator IMMA, artists: Nevan Lahart, Andrew Pike and others.
The Symposium will generate content for a publication which will act as a key resource on Arts Participation in 2019. This book will accompany “Together now” a national touring exhibition of the Engagement Project in 2019-2020.