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Butler Gallery Re-Opens in Historic New Location

Butler Gallery Kilkenny

Butler Gallery has re-opened its doors in an exciting new location, the gallery has re-located to the historic Evans’ Home in Kilkenny City. Built in 1818, Evan’s House was originally the site of a 12th Century Augustinian priory and later the Anglican church of St John Evans.

The new location allows for highlights from the Butler Gallery Collection to be exhibited in a contemporary new double-height exhibition space – known as ‘The O’Malley wing’.

In addition, St. Canice’s Credit Union Learning Centre and a Digital Gallery are also part of the visitor experience. For those looking for some refreshments, the gallery now has a welcome addition of the ‘Muse’ café located on the ground floor.

 

The newly refurbished Evans House is steeped in history. The building, which was built from the squared and cut stones of a 18th Century barracks was formerly an alms house for impoverished former domestic servants. Beside the site, the elegant chancel of the Augustinian church survives as the Anglican church of St John. Evans’ Home closure in the 1990’s, which allowed for an imaginative new use for this handsome historic building.

 

Butler Gallery is looking forward to welcoming visitors, so they can experience first-hand the history of the site and the wonderful art that now resides at this
magnificent heritage site.

For Information visit: www.butlergallery.ie