Gypsy Ray Portraits

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.

Tipp FM Reportage

Sinead Fahey, Me Hanging Decorations on the Christmas Tree, Acrylic Marker on Paper, 38x56cm, 2015

Click the image to listen to a reportage by Amy Ryan on the Optic Nerve Exhibition at South Tipperary Arts Centre for Tipp FM.



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.

Abstraction in Painting

Abstraction in Painting

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.

Cost 280 euro

KCAT is looking for a Studio Facilitator (P/T)

KCAT wishes to appoint a part-time Studio Facilitator. The position requires a good knowledge of visual art techniques and a good understanding of art facilitation. The successful candidate is a practicing artist with experience of exhibiting work, will have a passion for arts participation centered cultural work and be expected to support high quality artist led development for all the KCAT Studio artists.

Applications, including cover letter stating your suitability for this position and a current CV should be sent to the Centre Coordinator by email to

Link to Job Description
Link to Application form

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 1 pm, 15th December 2017

Introduction to Botanical Drawing with Ida Mitrani

Ida Mitrani Yellow Lupin

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

See for more about Ida.