Upcoming Talks:

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Talk Series

Talk Series: Cartoon Saloon - My Father's Dragon

December 2022 - January 2023

A series of online talks to coincide with Cartoon Saloon - My Father's Dragon: The Exhibition at Butler Gallery Nov 19 - Jan 29, providing a unique insight into animated movie making.

Details, dates and registration here.

Supported by Animation Skillnet

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Archive of past talks at Butler Gallery:

Kevin Atherton in Conversation with Sonia Shiel

Kevin Atherton in Conversation with Sonia Shiel

August 7, 2022

Recorded during The Return at Butler Gallery, August 6 - October 2, 2022.

In partnership with Kilkenny Arts Festival

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Grace Weir In Discussion

A Reflection on Light: A discussion with Grace Weir and Anna O'Sullivan

December 16, 2021

Artist Grace Weir, and Butler Gallery Director and Chief Curator, Anna O'Sullivan for an online discussion about A Reflection on Light (2015), Weir's filmic practice, and her research into the work of Mainie Jellett, with particular emphasis on scientific theories of light, refraction and time that were present in Jellett's paintings.

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Blaise Smith Artist Talk

Blaise Smith Artist Talk

October 21, 2021

On the occasion of 'The Still Life Paintings of Blaise Smith' at Butler Gallery, with Anna O'Sullivan, Director and Chief Curator.

Due to a technical issue, the start of this talk is unavailable.

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In Conversation Traveller Pride 2021

The Meaning of Culture - Traveller Pride Week 2021

Thursday September 30th, 2021

Drawing on the personal reflections and observations of three women from the Traveller community this event assesses notions of culture in Irish society, past and present.

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Talk Series: Pride in Kilkenny 2021

June 2021

Speakers from Ireland's LGBT+ communities discuss diversity and representation in Ireland's contemporary arts sector.

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Talk Series: Incoming - Richard Mosse

June - July 2021

A series of talks that accompanied the exhibition Incoming by Richard Mosse.

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Talk Series: WolfWalkers, Cartoon Saloon

January - April 2021

A series of exclusive talks online, delivered by the WolfWalkers Creative Team from Cartoon Saloon, providing a unique insight into animated movie making.

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Talk Series James Barracks

Talk Series: The Defence Forces - The Bloods

August - October, 2020

A series of four talks on the occasion of the exhibition The Bloods, by artist Amelia Stein at the new Butler Gallery at Evans' Home.

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Eamon O'Kane Artist Talk

Artist Talk from Eamon O'Kane's exhibition 'Does all the beauty of the world cease when you die?' at Butler Gallery, May 6 - Jun 11, 2017

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Re Collecting

Re:Collecting

November 10, 2012

Re:Collecting took place on Saturday 10th November 2012 when a group of like minded people with an interest in the heritage and history of Kilkenny came together for an afternoon and evening of exploration and recollection. Re:Collecting recorded a moment of pause and reflection at Evan’s Home, between past and future inhabitation following a period of collaboration between Butler Gallery and Commonage.

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More Details on Re:Collecting are available here.

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