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
A summer camp for children aged 7 to 11 years old takes place this summer in KCAT Arts Centre from 17th to 21st July. Every morning from 10 am to 12.30 pm, a variety of arts skills will be explored. There will be music and art making delivered in a fun, safe and inclusive environment by an experienced tutor. Emphasis is on process rather than product but there will be plenty to take home! All materials are provided. The course costs 100 euro for one child and 90 euro per child if there are two or more from one family.
At KCAT we have designed a week of summer art for young people aged 12 to 17 years old .This year it will take place from 17th to 21st July from 2.pm to 4.30 pm.
KCAT Arts Centre offers a unique environment which is safe and welcoming to all young people of varying abilities. Our experienced tutor will direct and guide each individual in their artistic and creative development towards success. Personal projects are welcome but instruction is also provided. The aim of the week is to impart skills and foster self-confidence while working side by side with like-minded peers.
The cost of the workshop for the week, all materials included, is 120 euro.
Please feel free to call KCAT on 0567755115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and we will be happy to discuss the course in greater detail with you. Apply here online
Thursday Open Studio Summer Programme
Our Open Studio Summer Studio provides a light airy space for working on personal projects. Suitable for artists who can work independently and who enjoy a peer group atmosphere. Every Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm from 27th July to 31st August, the cost of the studio is €120.
Bring your own materials and lunch. Spaces are limited. The application form can be filled in online or call 0567755115 / email email@example.com for more information.
INSPIRATIONAL COLOURS is an exhibition of artworks by studio artists from the KCAT studio Callan, Kilkenny.
The works in “Inspirational Colours” have been selected and curated by artists from the art group, KARE, Eyre Street, Newbridge. This exhibition represents the first collaboration between these two art groups and is the first KCAT exhibition in Newbridge.
This is a curatorial project as part of the Creative Well ‘This Must Be the Place’ Residency at Riverbank Arts Centre.
See: thecreativewell.weebly.com for more details.
The exhibition will be opened by Linda Geraghty, director of Riverbank Arts Centre, Friday 28th April at 1:30pm. All welcome!
“Inspirational Colours” runs at the Riverbank Arts Centre from Friday 28th April to Thursday 1st June 2017. The exhibition will be open from Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturdays 10am – 1pm.
Artists: Lorna Corrigan, Karl Fitzgerald, Jason Turner, Mary Cody, Eileen Mulrooney, Diana Chambers, Sinead Fahey, Declan Byrne, Margaret Walker.
Curatorial team: Jennifer Howell, Conor Hanrahan, Stephen Cash, Niamh Devine, Brendan Burke, Tracey Campbell, Ronnie Shortt, Jean Fitzgerald.
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 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.
Here at KCAT, Callan we have had some very exciting news and we thought that since you are such a supporter of community and the arts, you would like to share in our excitement!
Our Centre has been shortlisted for the 11th AONTAS STAR Awards. The STAR Awards (Showcasing Teamwork, Awarding Recognition) are an awards initiative coordinated by AONTAS as part of the annual Adult Learners’ Festival to acknowledge the fantastic work undertaken by adult learning initiatives throughout Ireland. The awards celebrate the positive contribution that these initiatives make to individual adult learners, local communities and wider society. Aontas (The Irish Adult Learning Organisation) have said that the ‘quality and volume of nominations this year was exceptional, resulting in a highly competitive process.’ An independent panel of judges carried out a detailed review of all the nominations received in the social inclusion category and have chosen KCAT Art & Study Centre as one of four finalists. It is good to be among such worthy nominees: Intercultural Drop-in Centre, The Irish Men’s Shed Association and East Clare Learning in Action
The next step for KCAT is to meet the judges in two weeks’ time where staff and students will showcase the unique inclusive programme of Arts which the Centre offers. Judges are made up of a panel of experts from the adult and community education sector.
We are busy preparing for this now but want everybody know that we have made it this far. We would so appreciate you spreading the news in any way you can! Social Media, chatting to your colleagues etc. Just letting people know good things are happening!
Jubilant and celebratory, the Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent blends art with disability care to create a studio like no other.
Entering KCAT, an art studio for people of mixed abilities in Callan, Co Kilkenny, is an experience you are unlikely to forget. Passing beneath a three-storey mural of what looks like a mischievous bandit balancing a multicoloured building on his turban, you progress through a cut-stone portal, carved by KCAT artists, and find yourself inside a building decked with artworks of such untrammeled vibrancy and colour that you can’t help but want to start painting yourself. (Irish Time Magazine, Saturday, Jan 14, 2017)
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!