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Together Now: The Engagement Project

Together Now: The Engagement Project is a large group exhibition of painting, drawing, installation, sculpture and film by KCAT Studio artists and artists from very different practice contexts from all over Ireland, who have been working together in residencies and other forms of engagement since 2014. Curated by Catherine Marshall, and following a symposium at KCAT in Callan at the end of 2018, this exhibition, drawing on the work of the 24 artists, is touring to venues across Ireland.

The exhibition will be opened by Catherine Marshall on:
Friday 14th June 2019, 6.00pm at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre
Duration exhibition: 15th June – 21st August 2019

Together Now will then travel to the following venues in 2019-2020:

F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge, Co. Down
Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co.Mayo
Ballinglen Art Foundation, Co. Mayo
Ballina Arts Centre, Co. Mayo
OPW Galleries at Farmleigh, Co. Dublin
KCAT Arts Centre, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

 

The work on show has been made as a result of collaborations and conversations between the artists from KCAT and artists who prioritise social engagement, performance, installation and a variety of media from film and video to very un-traditional interpretations of traditional media such as painting and sculpture.

The artists who are engaged in these collaborations of hand and mind are Saturio Alonso, Steven Aylin, Thomas Barron, Declan Byrne, Francis Casey, Diane Chambers, Mary Cody, Eileen Mulrooney, Lorna Corrigan, Sinéad Fahey, Fergus FitzGerald, Mary Ann Gelly, Brianna Hurley, Fintin Kelly,  Sinéad Keogh, Nevan Lahart, Alastair MacLennan, Paul Mosse, Rachel Parry, Andrew Pike, Anna Spearman, Dominic Thorpe, Jason Turner and Margaret Walker.

The exhibition will be engaging, challenging, colourful and fun. Most of all, it is designed to encourage awareness of the diversity of arts practice. It will be accompanied by a publication from the Together Now symposium.

Click here to find out more about Engagement project

KCAT End of Year Show 2019

KCAT invites you to join them in celebration of student work for 2018/2019.

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.

All are welcome to the opening of the End of Year exhibition Friday 31st May 2019 at 7 pm in KCAT.

If you would like to attend the theatre or dance performance, please make sure that you book a ticket.

Find more information on the flyer below.

End of Year Invite 2019
End of Year Show 2019

New Portfolio Course 2019/2020

Portfolio course 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, collage, 3D building, painting, colour work and basic printmaking.

Features of this course include:

  • Light, spacious, well-equipped studios
  • Continuous assessment throughout the course
  • Project based activities
  • Presentations from Third Level Art Colleges and former students and guest artists
  • Interview preparation
  • Access to IT and Art Library
  • Tuition by dedicated and skilled artist teachers
  • Affordable fee

The course runs from June 2019 through to January 2020 with 174 contact hours.

KCAT is an inclusive centre. All are invited to apply for a place on this course, but applicants must be 16 years or over. Places are limited to ensure quality tuition.

For more information or to make a booking, please contact Alice Bennett, Education Coordinator on 0567786896 or 0567755115 or email alice@kcat.ie

KCAT is supported by Kilkenny/Carlow Educational Training Board.

KCAT End of Year Student Show

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.

New Portfolio Course

Portfolio Course

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
  • Interview preparation
  • Access to IT and Art Library
  • Tuition by dedicated and skilled artist teachers
  • Affordable fee

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 alice@kcat.ie

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 anja@kcat.ie

Link to Job Description
Link to Application form

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

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 candidates 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 anja@kcat.ie


Link to Job Description
Link to Application form


Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 4 pm, 17th October 2014

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