As the reconstruction of Evans’ Home began in 2018, Cregan was invited by Kilkenny County Council and Butler Gallery to document the physical changes to the Evans’ Home as it underwent a transformation to become the new Butler Gallery. He built a large body of photographs documenting changes to the building and the life of the construction project, from intricate architectural details such as bespoke iron vents to portraits of construction workers reroofing the building. He documented many of the people working on this project, and heritage building skills employed in this sensitive construction project including the detailed repointing of the original stonework. This commission finished in 2020 with the documentation of the completed construction project and the first exhibition of the new Butler Gallery.

Brian Cregan has previously worked with Workhouse Union to document the Callan Workhouse site and undertook a significant commission to document the St. Brendan’s psychiatric hospital before its transformation to DIT Grangegorman campus. In 2016 he photographed Seomra 1916, the room in the former Gaelic League Library where the 1916 Proclamation was signed.

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Butler Gallery 2018 - Constuction Begins

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Butler Gallery February 2019 - Construction Continues

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Butler Gallery April 2019 - Construction Continues

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Butler Gallery August 2019 - Significant Progress Made

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Butler Gallery October 2019 - Progress Continues

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Butler Gallery Early 2020 - Near Completion

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