Inspiring culture seekers since 1943, the Butler Gallery is a not-for-profit organisation located in the former kitchens of Kilkenny Castle. The gallery is free of charge and open to the public seven days a week, all year round.
Butler Gallery actively promotes and affirms the value of the arts to society through a diverse programme of exhibitions, a significant permanent collection, and active and innovative education initiatives for family, school, youth and adult audiences.
They offer their visitors excellent contemporary exhibitions, which reflect the constantly changing nature of visual art practice. Providing a platform for the best of Irish art today and demonstrating a strong commitment to presenting the work of artists of international repute, they aim to stimulate, inspire and challenge their audience.
* In 2008, the gallery was awarded Museum Accreditation from the Heritage Council of Ireland for excellence in Caring for Collections, Museum Management and Exhibition, Education and Visitor Services.
"Cubus" by Martina Galvin
11th March to 23rd April 2017
The Butler Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new sculpture by Dublin based artist Martina Galvin.
Galvin will be exhibiting evolutions of earlier sculptural works and a body of new work developed specifically for the Butler Gallery. Galvin’s work is involved with form and spatial awareness and can incorporate photography, installation, drawing and sculpture. The basic physical and conceptual elements in her work are light and colour, relating its dual physical presence as both strong and delicate at the same time. Her passion for colour originates from her earlier painting background. Recently, Galvin has been creating larger works and expanding the possibilities of the sculptural elements by exploring the use of new materials such as metals, painted steel, brass, aluminium and wood. These new works will be the main feature of this exhibition.
With thanks to the Arts Council for essential annual funding and to the OPW, Department of Social Protection and Kilkenny Local Authorities for additional assistance.
- 6th May to 11th June - Eamon O’Kane
- 24th June to 30th July - Eithne Jordan
- 12th August to 15th October - TBC
- 28th October to 17th December - Susan MacWilliam
With thanks to the Arts Council for essential annual funding and to the OPW, Department of Social Protection, The Heritage Council and Kilkenny Local Authorities for additional assistance