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.
A beautiful short film made by Eimear King for South Tipperary Arts Centre about the Optic Nerve exhibition with works by KCAT studio artists Eileen Mulrooney, Sinead Fahey, Francis Casey and Thomas Barron.
January 9th to May 29th –Tuesdays 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Julie Cusack leads this course which looks at abstraction. The sessions include creating and experimenting with a variety of painting surfaces and painting with unconventional tools, such as scrapers, sponges, rollers and rags. You will learn how to embrace the process and language of painting focusing on colour, surface, mark and composition.
The course is suitable for complete beginners but experienced students are also welcome and will be able to refresh their skills or explore new techniques and materials.
An interest in abstract or semi – abstract painting is a must.
Julie will guide you to make abstract work in an intuitive and energetic way with knowledge gained from techniques she shares with you. Julie works individually with each student helping them to develop ideas and processes to access their own personal style which will give them greater confidence in their work.
All materials are provided but students are encouraged to forage and seek out materials which become personal to them and their way of working.
KCAT is delighted to welcome Ida Mitrani to it’s Courses Studio for the weekend of 24,25,26th November.Ida will be running an intensive workshop sharing her skills and knowledge of the Fine Art of Botanical Drawing.The course costs 240 euro and all materials are included in the price. Places are limited.Call 0567706863 or email email@example.com
See https://www.idamitrani.org/ for more about Ida.
KCAT Studio is delighted to be part of the Visual Art Exhibitions of CUREkenny.
Opening on Thursday 10th August 2017 at 5pm in the Main Concourse of St. Lukes General Hospital Kilkenny, the Visual Art strand shows work by KCAT Studio Artists Sinead Fahey, Lorna Corrigan and Karl Fitzgerald, Blackstack Print Studios, Kilkenny Photographic Society, Sian Brophy, along with SLGHK Staff Artists Frank O’Dwyer, Judy Bridgeman and Rahul K Pavithran.