The recent expansive retrospective exhibition of the work of KCAT Studio artist George McCutcheon, coincided with the launch of a planned series of books focusing on the individual practice of the KCAT studio artists. The first to be published was Georges, and the book can be purchased for €10, and details of how to buy this and other KCAT publications can be found here.
I Want To Know is a project involving four European partners. These are all specialist artist studios, Cooperations in Luxembourg, SKID in Germany, Pyramid of Arts in Leeds, and ourselves KCAT, in Callan, Ireland.
The project has been in development for some time, and allows learning, sharing and creative networking to happen between all groups. The focus is on the artists from each studio and allowing them to engage in new ways with each other and to be stimulated by new experiences and environments. Each studio artist from the groups will be able to go on at least one of the visits to another participating group.
So far we have visited Wiltz in Luxembourg, and Leeds in England. In October some of us are going to Uberlingen in Germany. The final leg of the project will see KCAT host the other three group early in 2015.
Find out more about the project here http://www.iwanttoknow.eu/
Opening Friday 5th June 2015 @ 7.30pm
Continues until Wednesday 10th June
Monday – Saturday: 10 -5 and Sunday 12-5
Butler Gallery Corridor, Kilkenny Castle
This year KCAT took over the corridor in Kilkenny Castle leading to the Butler Gallery, and installed a blaze of colour, with side by side canvasses stretching the length. Each studio artist was represented.
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
We are planning new courses in KCAT and would like to hear what course you would like to do.
Only six questions and all entries will be put into a draw for an original work by one of the KCAT Studio Artists!
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