From Outreach

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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KCAT presents Introduction to Dance

How do I dance?   By myself?   With others?

An introductory course to the practice of dance for all levels. Introducing  dance technique –  doing rather than analysing. Improve your fitness and flexibility and develop an understanding of yourself as a dancer. Instill qualities of self reliance, creative autonomy and mutual respect. The course consists of 4 Fridays, May 2nd – 23rd, with a special Open Contact Jam on Sat May 17th, which will allow participants to put their learning into practice in an informal, open, social setting.

What: A five day dance course
Who: Susie Lamb and Cindy Cummings
Where: KCAT Art & Study Centre – downstairs space
When: May 2 – 9 – 16 – 23  (9 – 4)
May 17  Contact Improvisation Jam  OPEN TO ALL (10 – 1)
Cost: € 135 (Including Open Jam)
€ 10 Contact Improvisation Jam  only
To book: email ring KCAT 056-7755115 (Maria/ Joan)

KCAT is looking for movers and shakers

Susie Lamb’s first trade is acting and she has acted in film, TV and theatre all over Ireland and abroad for 15 years. In 2008 she completed a three year  training as a dancer and dance facilitator with Dancing the Rainbow and subsequently a one year programme with Myriad dance.  She has been combining dance with theatre ever since,  in her own performance work and in her work as a facilitator. She will cover the Somatic practices element.
Cindy Cummings is a dance artist based in Dublin. Her fascination with and love of movement has its roots in athletics and community dance as a child that led to a more formalized dance and theatre training in the US (Oregon, Washington & NYC). She has been studying, performing and teaching improvisation while creating live performance work with various artistic collaborators around the world ever since. This fertile landscape has been richly developed in her 15 years of work with interactive technology with composer & media artist Todd Winkler (Brown University), Paris based artists Connolly/Cleary and half/angel dance company (Jools Gilson Ellis & Richard Povall). Since 2002, much of her work has been influenced by US choreographer Deborah Hay with whom she has participated in 2 Solo Performance Commissioning Projects (‘Beauty’ 2002; ‘The Ridge’ 2004) and performed in Hay’s trio work ‘A Lost Opera’ (2010).Cindy will cover Contact improvisation and run the “Contact Jam”

Watergarden Exhibition

KCAT and Arts Ability County Wexford Community Workshop (New Ross) are delighted to present the second exhibition showcasing an artist from each of the studios.
John Joe Maddock works at the studio in New Ross and creates beautiful paintings of the Irish landscape, with a soft palette he portrays the rolling hills and coasts of rural Ireland.
Lorna Corrigan works in the KCAT studio in Callan, Co. Kilkenny and produces vivid layered paintings. Alive with colour, Lorna combines her world of dreams with that around her.

Opening Event – 6th November @12.30pm

The exhibition opens on 6th November and continues
until 29st November 2013

opening times Tuesday to Sunday 9.30am until 4.30pm
+353 (0)56 7724690

For information about the Watergarden
and location map

What we saw // Invitation

You are cordially invited to the opening of an exhibition of works by KCAT Studio artists on Wednesday 2nd October at 6.30 pm by Professor Declan McGonagle (Director NCAD)
The Atrium / Dublin City Council Offices / Wood Quay / Dublin

The exhibition will continue until Friday 11th October.
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Image: Detail of ‘Girl at desk’ by Declan Byrne



FREE Taster Courses at KCAT
One-day Art & Drama Combo
Unleash your creative side for a day
Choose from Friday 27th of September, Friday 11th of October, Friday 18th of October
9am – 3.30pm

Bring a packed lunch, wear comfy clothes and dip your toes into the world of KCAT
Discover your inner artist, make new friends, have fun!

for more info please visit, call -0567755115 or email

Visit the ‘Tropics of Callan’

This exhibition feature 14 artists from the now famous KCAT Studio. This group has being together for the last 15 years. These artist have been the focus of The documentary film shown on RTE Living Colour. The artistic development continuous and is visible in this latest show.

Declan Byrne will show one of his most recent works a large canvas titled the wedding night. Thomas Barron presents his latest paintings of strong composition of colour and texture alongside vibrant floral paintings by Lorna Corrigan. There is also images of local sites by Margret Walker and familiar landscapes by Eileen Mulrooney.

This is also a chance to catch the first public viewing of  the dramatic developments in Mary Cody, new style. These are truly remarkable and striking paintings. on top of this you also have Jack Foskin most recent series of pattern paintings, George McCutcheon’s wood relief paintings, Francis Casey’s quirky portraits of well known faces, Fergus Fitzgerald’s Sicilian Temple and Andrew Pikes waiting for Bucket.

Then there is Jason Turner’s birds lured by Karl FitzGerald’s fluid Landscapes and Sinead Fahey’s Exotic birds in tropical colours.

The exhibition will be open Sunday 28th July – Sunday 4th August 2013, 12pm- 5pm

There is no official opening, but there will be a visual arts trail on Saturday 3rd August, 3pm-5pm

The old Co-op.

Green Street, Callan, Co. Kilkenny