February 27, 2024

Exhibition drawn from Kilkenny artists launches in State gallery

AN ART exhibition created in Kilkenny is gracing the halls and walls of one of the most prominent exhibition spaces in Ireland.

“Together Now: The Engagement Project” is a large group exhibition of painting, drawing, installation, sculpture and film by artists from the Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent (KCAT), based in Callan.

Hosted by the Office of Public Works(OPW), the exhibition is being held in the Farmleigh Gallery, attached to Farmleigh House in Dublin’s Phoenix Park, the state building used to house visiting foreign dignitaries and host state events.

“Together Now: The Engagement Project”  draws on artists from all over Ireland, who have been working together in residencies since 2014.

The work on show by the artists from KCAT prioritises social engagements through performance, installation and a variety of media from film and video to traditional art such as painting and sculpture.

Curated by Catherine Marshall, this exhibition features the work of 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, Fintan Kelly, Sinéad Keogh, Nevan Lahart, Alastair MacLennan, Paul Mosse, Rachel Parry, Andrew Pike, Anna Spearman, Dominic Thorpe, Jason Turner and Margaret Walker.

“Together Now: The Engagement”  launches this morning in the Farmleigh Gallery. The exhibition is open to the public from Tuesday and will run for the next three weeks up to November 17.

The KCAT exhibition will then be going on tour to venues across Ireland.



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