Butler Gallery Christmas Benefit Auction of Art in partnership with Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers


(Kilkenny, Thursday October 21st, 2021)

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Works by Colin Davidson PPRUA, Vera Klute RHA, Maser, Blaise Smith RHA, Bernadette Kiely, Eamon Colman, Helen Comerford, Peter Curling, Barrie Cooke, Amelia Stein RHA and many more well-known artists and businesses including Rudolf Heltzel jewellery and unique pottery from Nicholas Mosse, will be auctioned by Fonsie Mealy at the Butler Gallery Christmas Benefit Auction which will take place at Lyrath Estate on Friday 26th November.

Speaking at the launch Fonsie Mealy said:

“We are delighted to once again support Butler Gallery’s Christmas Benefit Auction. It promises to be a great night bringing artists, collectors, buyers and the business community together in the magnificent setting of Lyrath Estate. We're looking forward to this festive event to kick off the Christmas season and catering for all pockets and artistic tastes. You'll be able to pick up a Christmas gift for someone special either online through our easyliveauction.com sales platform, or better still join us in the room live at the auction!”.

The event aims to raise in excess of €40,000 for Butler Gallery’s work supporting artists and audiences. Speaking about the event Anna O’Sullivan, Butler Gallery Director said:

“Butler Gallery has one of the finest exhibition spaces in Ireland with which to support the work of living Irish and International artists and a dedicated Learning Centre that welcomes diverse audiences through our Learning and Public Engagement Programme, along with a sculpture garden and café. We are committed to supporting the development of the visual arts in Ireland. The gallery is a registered charity and as such is always free to visit which is important for us to maintain. We are required to raise significant funds from private fundraising sources every year and our upcoming Auction in partnership with Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers will enable us to support artists whilst also achieving our own fundraising needs”.

As well as the auction of important artworks generously contributed and donated by many of Irelands and Kilkenny’s best-known artists, collectors and business people, the Butler Gallery Christmas Benefit Auction will also feature Jazz from the Carole Nelson Trio with some great additional and unique and luxury gifts from local and national crafts people and businesses. Art is also included from Vera Klute, Barrie Cooke, Aideen Barry, Helena Gorey, Eithne Jordan, Anthony Hobbs, Paul Mosse, Anita Groener, Helen Comerford and many more.

Tickets for the Butler Gallery Christmas Benefit start at €50 and include a wine reception with canapé’s, cocktails and entertainment.

Tickets are available to purchase online on the Butler Gallery website / phone: 056 776 1106 or for enquiries email [email protected]

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Butler Gallery would like to extend sincere thanks to our event partners Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers and Lyrath Estate. Many thanks to all artists and businesses who at the time of publication have contributed and donated to the auction including Saturio Alonso, Steven Aylin, Aideen Barry ARHA, Shane Berkery, Helen Blake, Paul Bokslag, Dr Abdul Bulbulia, Brendan Burgess, Rachel Burke, Brock Butler, Jade Butler, Mark Campden, Gerard Casey, Eamon Colman, Helen Comerford, Vicky Comerford, Elizabeth Cope, Brian Cregan, David Crone RHA, Laura Cronin, Dorothy Cross RHA, Culture Head, Peter Curling, Joan Dalton, Colin Davidson, Lamber de Bie, Remco de Fouw RHA, Gabhann Dunne, James English RHA, Brian Fay, Taffina Flood, Andrew Folan, Paul Flynn, Helena Gorey, Anita Groener, Kilkenny Group, Sean Hardie, Martin Healy, Gottfried Helnwein, Rudolf Heltzel, Leah Hewson, Anthony Hobbs, JMK Goldsmiths, Eithne Jordan RHA, Orla Kelly, Bernadette Kiely, Caoimhe Kilfeather, Vera Klute ARHA, Dan Leo, Sinead Lucey, Breda Lynch, PJ Lynch, Maser, Eleanor McCaughey, Eileen MacDonagh ARHA, Eoghan McGrath, Cian McLoughlin, Ani Mollereau, Sibyl Montague, Kathleen & Gerry Moran, Nicholas Mosse, Paul Mosse, Carolyn Mulholland RHA, Murphy Jewellers, Na Cailleacha, Paula T Nolan, Pauline O'Connell, Jane O'Malley, Roger O'Reilly, Laurence O'Toole, Abigail O’Brien PRHA, Emma O’Hara, Mairead O’hEocha, Liselott Olofsson, Rob Pearson, Eric Phillips, Caroline Schofield, Una Sealy RHA, Blaise Smith RHA, Dorothy Smith ARHA, Amelia Stein RHA, Emma Stroude, Dylan Vaughan, Michael Wann, Grainne Watts, Watergate Theatre.


For more information, please contact:
Rebecca Reynolds, Development Director, Butler Gallery.
Phone: 086 171 9467
Email: [email protected]
Anna O’Sullivan, Director, Butler Gallery.
Phone: 056 776 1106
Email: [email protected]

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