Category: Kilkenny

Starting Points or How did we get Here

 

Starting points

Equinox Theatre Company are delighted to invite you join the conversation:
Starting Points or How did we get Here is a round-table / panel discussion about theatre and participation.
Featuring Sophie Motley, Sarah Jane Shiels and Aisling O’Brien (WillFredd); Anna Galligan (Barnstorm); Niamh Ni Chonchubhair (Axis, Ballymun) and Medb Lambert (Equinox Theatre Company).
At the Friary, Mill Street, Callan on Wednesday 29th of June at 2pm.

 

Inhabitants is a series of events across architecture, visual arts and theatre, which artisti­cally examines our relationship to our environment and asks us us to look anew at our role in shaping the future.

Inhabitants 25 June – 03 July 2016 Callan, Co. Kilkenny

Trasna Productions

Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary

Studio Artist Fergus Fitzgerald marked Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary last weekend, 23rd April, 2016 in word and paint.

In response to Shakespeare’s Sonnet 19, Fergus Fitzgerald has created a unique response though painting and text.  The strong visual imagery echos the Sonnet which Fergus overlays with text including his own reflection on time.

Shakespeare’s SONNET 19

Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion’s paws,
And make the earth devour her own sweet brood;
Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger’s jaws,
And burn the long-lived phoenix in her blood; 
Make glad and sorry seasons as thou fleet’st, 
And do whate’er thou wilt, swift-footed Time, 
To the wide world and all her fading sweets; 
But I forbid thee one most heinous crime: 
O, carve not with thy hours my love’s fair brow,
Nor draw no lines there with thine antique pen; 
Him in thy course untainted do allow 
For beauty’s pattern to succeeding men. 
Yet, do thy worst, old Time: despite thy wrong,
My love shall in my verse ever live young. 

 

Shakespeare and Fergus

Fergus Fitzgerald responds in text:

Controlling time from being devoured and

saving it is important for me.

I am keen on it for hours

on end!

I want the world to be relaxed though

time is important.

Most Irish people are good at being late

from an Irish point of view.

I remember I was once annoyed when

things were delayed at starting but I

once became more reasonable on it

in 2015.

Education vacancy in KCAT

KCAT COurses

KCAT is seeking a dynamic Arts Education & Training Coordinator who is committed to learner-centered, equality-based education to drive our inclusive education and training programme.

KCAT runs a variety of creative courses in which people with and without special needs work together, each at their own level, with the emphasis being on artistic and personal development.
We aim to promote and support good practice in inclusive arts education, through the provision of courses and supports.
If you have good programme and people management skills, and want to make a real difference to inclusive arts education in Ireland, then download the job specifcation for more information

If you have read the job specification, and are interested in applying for this role, please complete the job application form by 5pm on Monday 4th April 2016.

Applications will be shortlisted with reference to the criteria outlined in the job specifcation. Interviews will be held in April. We expect the successful candidate to take up the position in April/May. If you have any further questions, you can email Anja Terpstra – Centre Coordinator anja@kcat.ie

Job Description – KCAT Education Coordinator

KCAT Job Application Form

International Exhibition with KCAT Studio Artists in the Kilkenny Arts Festival

Opening Saturday 8th August at 3 pm

Venue: Glasshouse Gallery, 15 John Street Lower, Kilkenny

Exhibition continues until 16th  August 2015
Open 12-5.30 daily

‘Invitations’ is a visual art exhibition at the Glasshouse Gallery in Kilkenny by thirteen KCAT Studio Artists and thirteen of their peers from ten different countries. Each of the KCAT Studio Artists invited an artist from an organisation with which they have had contact over the last sixteen years.

Exhibiting artists and organisations:
Thomas Barron, Declan Byrne, Francis Casey, Mary Cody, Lorna Corrigan, Sinéad Fahey, Karl Fitzgerald, Jack Foskin, Eileen Mulrooney, Andrew Pike, Jason Turner, Margaret Walker, Fergus Fitzgerald (KCAT Art & Study Centre, Callan, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland), Lisa Schmidt (Cooperations, Wiltz, Luxembourg), Laan Irodjojo (Herenplaats, Rotterdam, the Netherlands), Magnus Östling (INUTI, Stockholm, Sweden, Mary Holohan (Arts Ability, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland), Amber Harriman (In-Definite Arts, Calgary, Canada), Matthew Watson (Pyramid of Arts, Leeds, United Kingdom), Christoph Eder (Atelier de la Tour, Treffen, Austria), Antero Laine (Kaarisilta, Helsinki, Finland),Cameron Morgan (Project Ability, Glasgow, Scotland), John Cull (Rocket Artists, Brighton, United Kingdom), Bettina Arelt (die Schlumper, Hamburg, Germany), Stephen Murray (Cuig Studio, Mayfield Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland)and Pascale Schuster (SKID, Überlingen, Germany).

Image: Mary Cody, Turquoise Wave (detail), Acrylic on Canvas, 60x60cm, 2013

 

Meadow’s Bloom – Hedge School with Tom Meskell

A workshop on how to make sculptures and temporary landscape interventions, to inspire participants to the limitless potential of making art in the natural environment. By creating individual and group pieces of work, you will explore the meadows own natural materials as an artist’s medium.

This workshop is free - donations welcome! All donations on the day will go towards a KCAT Bursary for young students with less opportunities.
This workshop is dedicated to Jean Conroy – Artist & KCAT Facilitator who inspired many to create in this way.

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