Pride at Butler Gallery: The Queeratorial
Curated by Aoife Banks

  • Arrow Month of June

Pride at Butler Gallery: The Queeratorial presents a curated series of events and activities scheduled throughout the month of June to support and celebrate LGBTQIA+ artists, individuals and communities in Kilkenny and beyond. Join us in celebrating contemporary queer expression, embodiment and desire in Ireland. Including artist talks, workshops and film screenings, Pride at Butler Gallery: The Queeratorial offers opportunities to relate to, reflect on and inquire into the conditions of queer and trans experiences in Ireland.

Aoife Banks is a contemporary visual art curator, programme coordinator and researcher. Her curatorial practice is rooted in the exploration of visual, social, and political cultures through a queer, decolonial praxis. With a strong focus on collaboration with artists, curators, and writers, Aoife aims to engage with and develop current Irish contemporary art, through solo projects by Irish and international artists, alongside thematic group exhibitions.

Aoife is currently the Curator and Programming Coordinator of Luan Gallery. Previously, Aoife has curated contemporary visual art exhibitions and managed public engagement programmes for galleries and cultural institutions across Ireland. Aoife received her joint BA in Fine Art and Visual Culture in 2018 and MA in Visual Culture, Art in the Contemporary World, in 2020 at the National College of Art and Design.

Pride Events:
All Welcome. Some booking required.

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4th June:

15th, 22nd and 29th June:

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