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New Courses at KCAT

Spring Brochure

spring brochure page 2The study year at KCAT is drawing to a close and we are already looking forward to the spring season with a bundle of new and exciting courses. From January to May 2017, KCAT is offering creative opportunities for people who are interested in a wide range of art forms. Ceramics and Drama will now be available in the evening for those who cannot attend day courses. Donal Gallagher, Director of the much loved Bridge Street Production will lead an evening Drama Club for all levels and abilities. Creative Textiles, Drawing from Life, Book Binding and Illustration are just some of the new courses which are on offer. Dance, photography, tapestry and a Masterclass in Encaustic Art taught by Helen Comerford will also take place in the spring. KCAT Brochures for Spring Courses can be found around town but if you haven’t seen one do please pop in and pick one up from the school. Alice, the Education Coordinator will be happy to chat and help you find the right course so that your creative talents can blossom throughout 2017.All abilities and levels of skill are welcome.

Gift Certificates


Gift Certificates for KCAT Courses are now available.
Gifts of amounts from 25 euro to 100 euro can be purchased for your friends and families, these are then redeemed for KCAT Courses or against Art works from our Studio Artists’ Portfolios.

Call KCAT on 0567755115 or email to get your Gift Vouchers

Anseo agus Ansiúd


The KCAT Studio artists are delighted to show their work at Ionad Cultúrtha in Ballyvourney in south-west County Cork.

The exhibtion will be opened by Bríd Cranitch on Thursday 10th November at 5.00pm with music by Ger Wolfe. The exhibtion continues until 16 December 2016.

See for more details.


And Then I Paint, Lorna Corrigan @ Laois Arthouse

Flowers in Kildare, 2015, Lorna-Corrigan, 76cmX57cm
Flowers in Kildare, 2015, Lorna-Corrigan, 76cm X 57cm

The Laois Arthouse Gallery, Stradbally, Co. Laois cordially invites you to the opening reception of And Then I Paint, an exhibition of paintings by KCAT Studio artist Lorna Corrigan on Saturday 15 October 2016 at 3pm. Official opening by Elizabeth Cope, artist, Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny. The exhibtion runs until 4 November 2016. Opening times: Tuesday and Thursday 1-5pm and 5.30-8pm, Saturday 10am-1pm, except on Bank Holidays, entry through library. Wednesday and Friday 1-4pm, entry through Laois Arthouse. For more details contact 057-8664033 or

The M House – work-in-progress performance

Equinox Theatre Company presents a public performance of The M House work-in-progress on Wednesday 4th of May at 2.30 pm in the GB Shaw Theatre in Visual, Carlow, followed by an audience feedback session

 M house

The M house is an institution. But it’s also just a cube. A 6 foot x 6 foot by 6foot cube. Inside this cube live seven people.

Upstairs a committee of seven make decisions about the inhabitants of the M house.

…And then there’s Middleman. He’s the middle man in middle management. He’s the go-between, between the M house and Upstairs.

Here be Dragons

To all our KCAT Friends

Wonderful news!

Our very own Fintin Kelly – whom you might know from treading the boards with the Equinox Theatre Company – is mounting a one man show:


Since January, Fintin has been working with fellow theatre professional Damian Punch to devise, improvise, explore and create a unique and special piece of multi-media theatre.

Fintin will be using both film and live action to tell his story that will be performed as part of the Abhainn Ri Festival (22nd -29th June Callan, Co. Kilkenny).

To help Fintin fund this theatrical endeavour we have set up a Fund It campaign. We are asking for €650 and this money will go toward costuming, technical operations, set and stage managing.

So now we send out a call to those who have supported us in the past to help us achieve our goal of reaching €650. This is an important piece of theatre, where we have two professionals collaborating to create innovative inclusive theatre and any help that we can receive will go a long way toward making this as accomplished as we know it deserves to be.

We don’t ask for something in return for nothing however! Fantastic rewards are available, free posters, free books and perhaps even the odd free ticket abound!

So for more details on the rewards, on the production or to donate money please visit:


Maria Murray

Equinox Theatre Company


New Exhibitions

Two dynamic exhibitions of work by KCAT tutors Saturio Alonso and Paul Bokslag will opening this month.

‘Campos de Castilla y otras Mitologías’ (Fields of Castile and other Mythologies) will be opening at the Sala de Exposiciones Palacio de la Audiencia in Saturio’s home city of Soria. It will run from March 16th to April 14th.

Paul Bokslag presents his papercuts at the Signal Arts Centre in Bray, Co. Wicklow the work can be seen between the 13th – 25th March.

Click on the image for a link to the gallery newsletter.

An Alternative History of Stone Age Man, according to Jack Foskin

Exhibition Opening
Wednesday 30 November 2011 – 6 pm
Waterford Central Library

An Alternative History of Stone Age Man, according to Jack Foskin

b. 1987 Waterford.

Jack Foskin is a native of Butlers town Co Waterford, and has pursued and developed his passion for art and creativity since he left school in 2003 . After studying at Grennan Mill Craft School, he furthered his learning in KCAT Art and Study Centre in Callan where he studied fine art on the full time art courses and developed his painting skills. In 2007 Jack joined the studio group in KCAT. Following the inclusion in a range of group shows, he is now very excited to present his latest body of work in a solo exhibition titled ‘An Alternative History of Stone Age Man according to Jack Foskin’  at Waterford Central Library.

Since joining the studio group Jack has developed his own unique style of painting which is unmistakably his. His combination of layers and washes with a thick, impasto application of acrylic paint makes key elements of his canvases richly textured and almost three dimensional.

The subject of Jacks painting are just as curious as his technique as he has created an alternative history of stone age man. In the paintings there are images of four eyed people in their everyday activities  such as hunting, fishing, dancing and the playing of musical instruments in celebration. In this exhibition there are large canvases depicting the native animals that the four eyed people hunted such as woolly rhinoceroses, elk, woolly mammoths, giant birds and fish. Jack has also devised a map of where these four eyed people live so the viewer can have a broader understanding of their existence.

This alternative world has slowly developed by Jack over the past 3 years, his imagination being fuelled by his love of comic books, graphic novels and science fiction novels. He has had a life time interest in history and anthropology and animal life. Other strong influences are tribal art and outsider art, all of which is visible in the Alternative History of Stone Age man.