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INTRODUCTION |

AKA ALTERNATIVE KILKENNY ARTS (AKA: THE FRINGE)

Three years in and we’re still the baby festival in Ireland’s festival County. We are very proud of what we have achieved with modest funding but we want to take it further. AKA exists because of a demand; a demand for space, a demand for a platform, a demand from creative people to be part of a movement towards collaborative and community arts in Kilkenny. We see the importance of the interaction of people through arts as a means of breaking down barriers of inequality and the use of creativity as a driver of inclusion and celebration of our shared values. AKA is needed now more than ever. So here you have in your hands the collective force of nature that is AKA Fringe for 2017. In these pages you will find so many amazing creative people bringing their work to share with you. Across the various strands; visual, music, poetry, drama and spoken word are two weeks of interaction, fierce debate and most of all fun! We are grateful to all who have contributed their work and committed to AKA. We are endeavouring to include a diverse mix of work but also to spread the love across venues include some fantastic rural venues as well as Ye Faire City. AKA is grateful to all our sponsors; Transfermate, Kilkenny County Council Arts Office and Mary Butler, Ring a Link, Kilkenny LEADER Partnership and

individual patrons. We would love to directly curate and commission more original work; baby steps AKA, baby steps... Most of all we are encouraged by the support we have received through attendances at our many events and exhibitions over the past few years. We do value your views and opinions on how we can move this beast forward towards a really inclusive venture. Yes we would all love more exhibition spaces, a children’s programme and hey a collaborative community arts centre (subtle hint to the powers that be). We also simply could not fit everything in a printed programme so watch our webpage and social media for updates as the festival progresses. We are grateful to all the venues, our volunteers and voluntary committee (such that it is), Karol Ryan; a one man graphic and publishing house, Rollercoaster Records and if we have left anyone out; thank You! So be off with ye; enjoy all that AKA Fringe 2017 has to offer, enjoy the conversations and laughter, our lovely town (City) and our pretty County. Also support Kilkenny Arts Festival (full listings on www.kilkennyarts.ie) Take home memories and dreams and thanks for supporting people who make stuff... Le grá mór The AKA Fringe Festival Team

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BARRY MCCORMACK Barry McCormack has released six critically acclaimed albums since leaving Jubilee Allstars, a band once called equal parts Brendan Behan, Leonard Cohen and Velvet Underground. His songs have been described by The Handsome Family lyricist Rennie Sparks as ‘gritty short films that deeply and sensitively evoke the dark damp streets of modern Dublin’. He released his sixth album The Tilt of the Earth in 2016.

LETS GET LOST

contemporary rock music.

LITTLE DEVIATIONS VOLUME 2 Devious Theatre return with their scratch night extravaganza presenting six excerpts from six brand new plays. Over three nights audiences will get a taste of Ag An Doras by Simone Kelly, Breathe by Alan Butler, In The Basement by Seán Delaney, Orla’s Big Comeback by Mairead Kiernan, The Roaring Banshees by Peter McGann & John Morton and Welcome To Ireland by Robert Downes & Aoibhín Murphy. The plays of tomorrow are going for a test run. Don’t miss out. PRESENTED BY DEVIOUS THEATRE CLEERES THEATRE 3 -5 AUG | 8.00PM NIGHTLY TICKETS €10 FROM WWW.DEVIOUSTHEATRE.COM

Influenced by early blues, rock n’ roll and punk music, Let’s Get Lost came together to play music that was a little more ironic, funny, innocent, agressive or contradictory than the grand statements and manufactured sounds of

Let’s Get Lost feature the musical talents of Lee Casey on drums, Brian Rice on guitar, Niall McCormack on keyboards and John Hegarty on bass and vocals. While developing a loose, rough and ready sound, Let’s Get Lost allowed themselves the space to make mistakes while playing together and these mistakes became the spark for ideas or situations the band could experiment with to create their own songs. Having played shows at Phizzfest and the House Presents, with Dinah Brand and Eileen Gogan, Let’s Get Lost will be showcasing songs from the album, Something Else for their show with Barry McCormack at AKA. RYANS BAR AUG 12 | 8.00PM | €10 TICKETS FROM ROLLERCOASTER RECORDS


WATERGATE THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH LUNA PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

BRIDIE A darkly humorous one-woman show by Nuala Roche

KEVIN ROWLAND (DEXYS) DJ SET Leader of the iconic Dexys Midnight Runners, now Dexys after their successful comeback in 2012 after 25 years hiatus, Kevin Rowland’s musical genius has made him a highly respected and in-demand DJ. SET THEATRE KILKENNY FRIDAY AUG 11 | 10PM TICKETS €10.00 AVAILABLE FROM WWW.SET.IE & ROLLERCOASTER RECORDS

Arts Office Kilkenny County Council

BRIDIE A darkly humorous one-woman show by Nuala Roche. Bridie is home alone, caring for a newborn. She struggles to keep her eyes open and her feet on the ground. And then there is the business of an intruder lurking in her garden... Directed by Vincent Dempsey WATERGATE THEATRE THUR. 3RD & FRI. 4TH AUG. 7.00PM | €14 / €10 WATERGATETHEATRE.COM

NADIA REID / CIAN NUGENT Reid is a remarkably talent, assured, clever and confident singer-songwriter..... a devastating youthful wisdom that gives her songs a feeling of lasting profundity.” The Guardian “Exquisite chordings and inspired solos from Nugent” Pitchfork. CLEERE’S THEATRE AUG 13 | 8.00PM | €15.00 TICKETS FROM ROLLERCOASTER RECORDS

THE LIAM NUGENT VARIETY HOUR Lonely, socially awkward and deeply angry stand-up comedian Liam Nugent returns to AKA with a new variety show full to the brim with sketches, stand-up and special guests. BREWERY CORNER AUG 11 | 8.00PM | €5.00


THE COLLECTOR

SUBMERGED Based on an original piece created by Martin Matthews, Barn Owl Players ‘Submerged’ is a new interdisciplinary piece written and directed by Natasha Everitt, filmed by Mick Fortune and containing a three member cast of Jessica Rowell, Chloe Quilty, and Natasha Everitt. This performance details the psychological journey of a young woman dealing with tumultuous nature of her life, issues of the psyche and the struggle to come to terms with what it means to live. Containing an abstract narrative told through film, poetry, contemporary dance and sound ‘Submerged’ is a visual feast that will “close your ears and open your eyes, to the light resonating between spheres of reality”. BARNSTORM THEATRE GOODSHEPHERD CENTRE, CHURCH LANE KILKENNY AUG 8 | 8:00PM

SEAMUS FOGARTY Recently signed to the legendary Domino Records,home to Arctic Monkeys,Bonnie Prince Billy and loads more,Seamus Fogarty left his home in the West of Ireland in 2009 and ended up in Anstruther performing at the legendary Homegame festival. His debut album, hailed by the Irish Times as ‘one of the best Irish albums of recent years’, was released on Fence Records in 2012 leading to a slot on the main stage of Greenman and tours alongside James Yorkston, Pictish Trail and Malcolm Middleton. Having spent the following two years touring the UK and Europe, he released an EP “Ducks & Drakes” on another Scottish label, Lost Map, in 2015. Gideon Coe from BBC6 Music proclaimed the title track to be ‘one of the songs of the summer’ while Max Rheinheart from BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction proclaimed it the work of an ‘Electroacoustic Wickerman’. A new album is due out soon. CLEERE’S THEATRE PARLIAMENT ST., KILKENNY AUG 17 | 9:00PM | €12.00 TICKETS FROM ROLLERCOASTER RECORDS

Following its highly successful national tour, Ground Floor Theatre Company in association with Central Arts presents The Collector. Based on the classic novel by John Fowles, The Collector is a story of possession, obsession and love is considered one of the great works in modern literature. The Collector tells the story of Frederick Clegg. Frederick is a socially awkward young man that collects butterflies. He becomes infatuated with the beautiful, unapproachable art student Miranda Grey. No longer able to watch from afar, Frederick does the unthinkable and resorts to “collecting” her. What unfolds between the captor and the prisoner is a battle of wills and an exploration of privilege that will have the audience second-guessing their inner moral dialogues. CLEERE’S BAR AND THEATRE 28 PARLIAMENT STREET, KILKENNY AUG 10 - 12 | 8:00PM TICKETS €12 FROM CLEERE’S BOX OFFICE OR ONLINE FROM akacollector.eventbrite.ie (Booking Fee applies online)


COOL BREEZE

AN EVENING WITH MUSIC

LITTLE GREEN CARS

SPOKEN WORD

STEVIE APPLEBY

Albert Bates talks about bringing down the planet’s fever with cool drawdown geotherapies that are naturopathic cures not geoengineering. Albert Bates is author of The Biochar Solution, The Post Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook, The Paris Agreement, and numerous other books, films and new media on energy, environment and climate. A former environmental rights lawyer, paramedic, brick mason, flour miller, and horse trainer, he has lived at The Farm, a pioneering intentional community in Tennessee for the past 45 years where he teaches permaculture, ecovillage design and natural building.

IN CONVERSATION WITH TONY CLAYTON-LEA

TOMM MOORE

(CARTOON SALOON) Culture Vultures is a salon themed pop-culture event. It consists, essentially, of words & music. Little Green Cars join Culture Vultures at AKA for an intimate performance that will see them deliver tracks from Ephemera as well as from 2013 debut album, Absolute Zero. J​ournalist & Culture Vultures co-cu rator Tony Clayton-Lea will in terview Cartoon Saloon’s co-foun der and Creative Director Tomm Moore. ​T​ he Kilkenny based animation studio has nabbed Oscar and BAFTA nominations for works such as The Secret Of Kells & Song Of The Sea. Cartoon Saloon is presently putting the finishing touches to animated feature film, The Breadwinner. Fans of Little Green Cars will definitely know the Stevie Appleby is a member of the band, but when he’s not writing songs, he’s a dab hand at spoken word. SET THEATRE, JOHN ST., KILKENNY FRI. AUG 11 | DOORS: 7.30PM | TICKETS: €15.00 AVAILABLE FROM WWW.SET.IE & ROLLERCOASTER RECORDS

He has led the Global Ecovillage Network’s delegation at the Copenhagen, Cancun and Paris climate summits and today describes himself as an “Emergency planetary technician”. He educates widely on naturopathic techniques for cooling the planet that draw carbon out of the atmosphere, increase soil fertility, replace fossil fuels and, ultimately, bring human habitat and behaviour back into balance with nature. At his “Cool Breeze” talk Albert will bring us up to date on the latest climate science and energy supply situation, offer nuts-andbolts advice for the challenges that lie ahead and share a vision of regenerative circular economies that provide meaningful livelihoods whilst restoring the climate. BOSCO’S CAFE, KILKENNY AUG 8 | 7.30PM


BOOM BOOM. BOOM Tom Campbell will present a performance in the  wonderfully intimate Hole in the Wall. It will be chaotically enchanting in a seriously funnily unrehearsed way. Come & meet  Betty , the Creator and more. This is an adult show ( children are welcome ) silliness , and more. THE HOLE IN THE WALL, 17 HIGH STREET, KILKENNY AUG 18 & 19 | 7:30PM

12 ANGRY MEN Cult Theatre company, will be performing again this August following the success of their production of Reservoir Dogs earlier this year. In their next play, a jury of twelve men from different backgrounds must decide the fate of a boy accused of murder and doomed for the electric chair, in Reginald Rose’s classic, 12 Angry Men. ROTHE HOUSE PARLIMENT STREET PREVIEW NIGHT ON FRIDAY AUG 18 | 8.00PM AUG 19 & 20 | 8:00PM

SOUTHERN COMFORT

NORTHERN EXPOSURE

The first of a double header of triple headers for music lovers at this years AKA. Southern Comfort with John Blek, Tim V Smyth and Patrick M. Barrett.

The second of a double header of triple headers for music lovers at this years AKA. Northern Exposure with Steve Scullion, Mark McCausland and Mark McCambridge

RYANS BAR, KILKENNY AUG 4 | 9.00PM | €15 TICKETS FROM ROLLERCOASTER RECORDS

CLEERES BAR, KILKENNY AUG 9 | 9.00PM | €15 TICKETS FROM ROLLERCOASTER RECORDS


BALLYKEEFFE AMPHITHEATRE

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Trains, ships and steamer ships; elephants, Indian princesses and a suspicious detective – it’s the original global adventure! Phileas Fogg thinks he can travel the world in just 80 days. The fellows at the Reform Club in London disagree. On the very day that a £20,000 wager is made between the men, Fogg sets sail. Taking only his new servant for company, the pair race against the calendar, from the West to the East, taking on the world in the most literal sense. On their journey they interrupt a sacrifice, are arrested, stampeded by bison, victims of a falling bridge, attacked by Sioux Indians, and accused of being bank robbers, all before they reach Japan! Romance and adventure a plenty, join Off the Ground this coming summer to experience a whirlwind escapade, crossing every continent!

THE FRANK & WALTERS The Frank & Walters are synonymous with great albums, radio hits and a live show that has taken them all over the world during the course of a celebrated and critically acclaimed career. The new album, Songs for the Walking Wounded, delivered more classic Franks’ melodies, alongside some poignant tracks on what is perhaps the band’s most personal album to date. Songs for the Walking Wounded has a lyrical theme running through it that examines what goes on behind the smile. “As Irish we are good at hiding things,” explains Paul Linehan. “We mask so much that it can be very hard to tell what’s really going on with people – their true feelings and how they really are.” The Franks have also become regular festival favourites at some of Europe and Ireland’s biggest summer events, recently playing Electric Picnic 2016 and the Shine On Weekender in the UK.

HAMSANDWICH One of Ireland’s most enthralling live acts in recent times, HamsandwicH are well known for their incendiary live performances which has established them as one of the top touring acts in the country. Featuring their signature calling card of Niamh Farrell’s powerful yet sweet vocal and Podge McNamee’s juxtaposing baritone, if ever there was a band to feed off their audience it is Hamsandwich; melodic, hook-laden, and heart-warmingly charming. Their most recent album “Stories From The Surface” debuted straight in at Number 1 and in the official album chart, while its predecessor “White Fox” featured in Irish Times’ writer Tony ClaytonLea’s acclaimed book ‘101 Irish Records You Must Hear Before You Die’, describing it as a “masterclass in quality indie pop.”

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Having sold out Dublin’s prestigious Olympia Theatre twice, supported Arcade Fire and The Pixies, played on the main stage at both the Electric Picnic and Longitude Festivals, performing at the legendary Slane Castle with Bon Jovi, been personally invited by Mumford & Sons to support them in Phoenix Park, to selling out their legendary acoustic show Dublin’s Christchurch Cathedral on the day tickets went on-sale, Hamsandwich continue to thrive having established themselves in the upper-echelon of must-see acts!

A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE NIGHT AT BALLYKEEFFE AMPHITHEATRE

BALLYKEEFFE AMPHITHEATRE SAT. AUG 19 | 7.00PM | €20

BALLYKEEFFE AMPHITHEATRE WED. AUG 9 | 7.00PM TICKET PRICES TBA

BALLYKEEFFE AMPHITHEATRE SAT. AUG 12 | 7.00PM | €20

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MONGOOSE Fennellys of Callan presents a courtyard gig with ‘Mongoose’ on Saturday the 19th of August. This is primarily an outdoor event so please dress for the fickle Irish weather. Mongoose is a musical melty-pot, comprising the combined vocal chords, instrument-playing and song-crafting abilities of four women - Molly O’Mahony, Ailbhe Dunne, Muireann Ní Cheannabháin and Cara Dunne. Their music is an amalgamation of styles, with nods to artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac and Beyoncé. All four members are songwriters, which allows for an ever-evolving soundscape. Celebrated for their live performances in particular, they have made memorable appearances at numerous festivals around the country and abroad, including Other Voices, Body & Soul, Longitude and Electric Picnic since their formation in late 2012.

The playful psychosis of a Dr. Mindflip show is a trip like no other - an assault on the senses courtesy of a mad musical scientist and his masked minions. Their sound undulates between tight avantpop ditties and wild outer-space improvisations. Combined with the antics of characters like the aristocratic Owly and the gently terrifying Dollhead, no two Dr. Mindflip gigs are the same. After 2 packed-out dates in the 2016 AKA festival, the good doctor and his dubious troupe return to host 2 very different shows...

ROOMINATIONS: A B-MOVIE ROCK OPERA Firstly, an intimate performance of their rock opera Roominations in the atmospheric setting of the Hole in the Wall - a twisted homage to The Worst Movie Ever with live narration. www.drmindflip.com THE HOLE IN THE WALL WED. AUG 16 | 9:00PM | €5

FENNELLYS OF CALLAN SATURDAY AUG 19 | 10.00PM TICKETS: €10 ON THE DOOR

New work from MADE in Kilkenny Craft Collective twenty-three local makers coming together in Butler House, to show new work using age old methods of making. In this year’s exhibition, we invite you into a world of colour and texture. Showcasing a variety of skills in an exciting ensemble of expertly crafted items to be worn, used and enjoyed every day and stand the test of time.

A BYOB event, gourmet pizzas will be available until 11pm, tea, coffee, cake until 10pm. Doors at 8pm. Show starts at 10pm. “Original, smart... gorgeous harmonies and an unquenchable joie de vivre make their performance unique.”

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MIDSUMMER MASQUERADE PARTY S e cond ly, their infamous Midsummer Masquerade returns to the Brewery Corner. Bring a mask, a costume, or whatever helps you let the crazy out, and you’ll feel right at home...we promise... BREWERY CORNER SAT. AUG 19 | 9:00PM | €5

BUTLER HOUSE, PATRICK ST., KILKENNY AUG 11 - 20 10.00AM - 6.00PM


FLIPSIDE STUDIO

DRAWINGS & PAINTINGS BY DAITHÍ HOLOHAN

The exhibition runs from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 13th August with a launch on Friday 4th August at 6.30pm. All are welcome. The entrance to Collier’s Lane is on High St., situated between the Ormonde Cleaners and Sam McCauley Chemist. FLIPSIDE STUDIO COLLIER’S LANE AUG 3 - 13 10.00AM - 5.00PM

ART EXHIBITION IN THE FRIARY HALL An exhibition of recent art works by four local artists, Mary Gaine, Frances Walsh, Shiela Foley and Margaret Hogan. This exhibition will include a variety of subjects through, watercolours, oils, acrylics, mixed media and mosaics.

A collection of drawings and watercolours of the people and places of Kilkenny. Daithi is a native of Kilkenny and studied in the NCAD Dublin and on scholarship in America. He has been working as a full time artist since leaving college in the late 70’s and has exhibited extensively. THE PARADE BAR ROSE INN ST., KILKENNY AUG. 11 - 20 1:00PM - 11:00PM DAILY

FRIARY HALL AUG. 11 - 20 10:30AM - 6:00PM DAILY

KILKENNY PHOTOGRAPHY SOCIETY EXHIBITION OF NEW WORK

MATERIALS & THE OBJECT

New photographic work by members of the Kilkenny Photographic Society THE LINK CORRIDOR AT ST. LUKE’S GENERAL HOSPITAL, FRESHFORD RD, KILKENNY AUG 3 - 20

BOX AT BREWERY CORNER BOX is the crew from Bosco’s Café taking over the kitchen in Brewery Corner, Parliament St. They will be serving a range of craft burgers and pizzas, to accompany the pubs extensive range of craft beers. EVERY FRIDAY 5.00PM - LATE SAT & SUN 3.00PM - LATE.

Paint poured onto a surface, domestic paint onto a pane of glass, is guided by tilting the glass, gravity moves the paint, gravity plus the nature of the paint, its viscosity, produces the form. Clay is shaped and controlled on the wheel by hands and tools and then raku fired where smoke and combustion produce effects and colours. THE GOODS SHED MAC DONAGH JUNCTION SHOPPING CENTRE AUG 3 - 20 | 9:30PM - 6:00PM


ANDERS BERGCRANTZ (SWEDEN) & F-JOB Anders Bergcrantz is one of the most highly regarded jazz trumpeters on the international scene, in constant demand on both sides of the Atlantic. A powerful, thoughtful musician with one ear to the past and the other to the future of the music, he has played with some of the major stars of jazz, including Dave Liebman, Richie Beirach, McCoy Tyner and Michael Brecker. Internationally acclaimed Swedish trumpeter Anders Bergcrantz meets leading Irish piano trio F-JOB - Greg Felton (piano), Matthew Jacobson (drums), and Cormac O’Brien (bass) - for a hard-swinging, no-holdsbarred night of jazz standards, bold originals and re-arranged pop songs. BILLY BYRNES THURS. AUG 3 9.00PM, NO CC

HUGH BUCKLEY (GUITAR) The Sofa Sessions is proud to present one of Ireland’s finest guitarists, Hugh Buckley, with legendary bassist Dave Fleming and our resident drummer (and Irish Times jazz critic) Cormac Larkin. Hugh Buckley is a Dublin born and based, self-taught guitarist, composer, arranger, educator and author. He has performed throughout Europe, the U.S., Argentina and China, working as a sideman and also leading his own groups. He has performed with a wide array of internationally acclaimed artists including Sheryl Bailey, Louis Stewart, Brad Mehldau, Tim Ries Rolling Stones Project, Spike Robinson, Georgie Fame, Van Morrison, Lisa Stansfield, Ronnie Drew, to name a very few. Hugh Buckley (guitar) with Dave Fleming (bass) and Cormac Larkin (drums) BILLY BYRNES. THURS. AUG 10 9.00PM, NO CC

GROUND An exhibition of new work by Julie Cusack at Kilkenny Arts Office 5 DEAN ST, KILKENNY AUG 12 - 20 10.30 - 6.00PM DAILY OFFICIAL OPENING ON FRI. AUG 11 | 1.30PM

YARNS Stories from emerging writers. Hel ena Duggan, Si obhán Harte, Amanda Kelly & Saoirse Prendergast. CLEERES THEATRE AUG 18 | 7.30PM | NO CC

THE MUSHBURGERS Avant-Garde instrumental surf, distinguished by reverb-drenched electric guitars played to evoke the sound of crashing waves, largely pioneered by Dick Dale and The Ventures in the US and the Shadows in the UK. The Mushburgers are: Eamonn Colgan (Guitar), Shane Latimer (Guitar), Cormac O’Brien (Electric Bass) Shane O’Donovan (Drums) BILLY BYRNES. SUN. AUG 13 9.00PM, NO CC

CORMAC LARKIN’S RURAL ELECTRIFICATION SCHEME Kilkenny-based drummer and Irish Times jazz critic with a quartet of top-notch Dublin musicians plays late 60s Miles Davis, Weather Report, etc. Sometime around the late 1960s, around the time that top Irish jazz drummer Cormac Larkin was being born, Miles Davis began using electric instruments. It was a move that caused much anguish and soul searching in the jazz community, but once the genie was out of the bottle, there was no going back. Jazz-rock ‘fusion’ was born and groups like Weather Report, Return to Forever and the Mahavishnu Orchestra were soon more popular than jazz groups had ever been before. BILLY BYRNES. THURS. AUG 17 9.00PM, NO CC


ELEMENTI The Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny’s only commercial gallery, is proud to present ELEMENTI. A celebration of the five classic elements through a wonderfully curated show of Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Print, Installation and Video. The show will include works by leading contemporary artists and is curated by Valerie Walshe. THE BLACKBIRD GALLERY THE CASTLE YARD KILKENNY AUG 4 - 20 11:00AM - 5.00PM

VISUAL ECHO BY CATHY WALSH Visual Echo is an exhibition of paintings by Cathy Walsh. Her work is based on water, rocks, reflections and ripples. Water acts as a mirror of our visual world, its reflective and yet transparent quality, creates visual pictures each one different, and never to be repeated exactly the same. LEMONGRASS RESTAURANT JOHNS BRIDGE, KILKENNY AUG 9 - 22 1:00PM - 11:00PM

LIGHT ON MOOD An exhibition of oil paintings by Caroline Murtagh exploring the theme of light and how it can affect our mood. Inspiration for this new series of abstract work comes from the West of Ireland where the beauty of the landscape is identified by the unique colour combinations and rich tonal values seen as rapid mood changes occur in the ever-changing light. WATERGATE THEATRE PARLIAMENT STREET KILKENNY AUG 10 - 20 | NOON - 6:00PM

ART SHOW BY TOM CAMPBELL Tom Campbell is pleased to be showing in The Berkley Gallery, Thomastown. Opening at 6 pm Thursday the 10th with a short performance, all welcome. An exhibition of drawing, painting and some serious papier mache, Tom is a Cork based multi-disciplinary artist who also performs. Come and have a look, you will not be disappointed (hopefully). There may be some impromptu performance and Tom will be making art during the show. BERKLEY GALLERY, CANICES MILL , THOMASTOWN, CO. KILKENNY AUG 10 - 20 | 5:30 - 6:00PM

BY THE WAY This body of work by Clodagh Holahan is inspired by her close observation of Nature. Surrounded by her source material, Holahan moves through stages of detailed exploration, from representative to enhanced abstraction, using different materials that also guide the process, including pencil, ink, gouache, tempera, watercolours an acrylics. BREWERY CORNER, PARLIAMENT ST., KILKENNY AUG 3 - 20 | 1.00PM - 11:00PM

FORM DESIGNMADE IN CARLOW This is the fourth year that this collective of ten professional craftspersons will be participating in the Alternative Kilkenny Arts Festival. New work on exhibition will include textiles, jewellery, ceramics and sculpture. COURTYARD 2, KILKENNY DESIGN CENTRE THE PARADE, KILKENNY AUG 11 - 20 10:00AM - 5.00PM


ATHENA MADE PROSCENIUM – STUDIO EXHIBITION

SHINE LIKE A GOLDEN LIGHT BY ARTIST SIAN BROPHY

Helena Gorey opens her studio to show ‘work in progress’ as she prepares for Proscenium her exhibition of new paintings at the Ashford Gallery, RHA, Dublin in February 2018. She is joined by potter Rob Pearson who is experimenting with Raku firing for the first time.

Choosing to work holistically between her chosen mediums, Sian Brophy follows her own instinctive path, exploring the spiritual, internal landscape.

BURNCHURCH STUDIO CUFFESGRANGE, CO. KIKENNY AUG 12 - 20 | 2:00PM- 6:00PM

ST. LUKE’S GENERAL HOSPITAL, FRESHFORD RD., KILKENNY AUG 3 - 20

Sian Brophy communicates her creative vision through painting, photography and digital elements.

Returning to the Kilkenny Fringe Festival is Athena Made, the handcrafted work of self-taught artist Athena Brownrigg. Unique pebble art pictures and her popular hand made jewellery will be on display as part of the St Mary’s Art and Craft Collective group. MOTHER OF FAIR LOVE SCHOOL, JAMES ST., KILKENNY AUG 11 - 20 | 10:30AM - 5:00PM

SEA OF CORTEZ

Both artists are exhibiting an exciting new range of oil paintings this year. Ellen’s theme incorporates rural landscapes and people studies in her usual vivid and colourful style. Marie has concentrated on images of people, animals and landscapes in her unique minimalist way. Well worth a visit!

An exercise in ambiguous monochromatic propaganda made in collaboration by John Murry and Stephen Morton. The exhibition Sea Of Cortez documents the process of work and ephemera leading to its creation with the work juxtapozed in a series of multi implicit dichotomies of mixed media and benevolent artifact (print,installation,video) the work is brought to life in curation by James Taylor through a range of interactive sculptures.

KILKENNY ORMONDE HOTEL AUG 11 - 20 11AM - 6.00PM DAILY

THE GOODS SHED MCDONAGH JUNCTION AUG 7 - 20 | 9:00AM - 7:00PM

ELLEN DUGGAN / MARIE LANGTON ART EXHIBITION CAIRDEAS An exhibition of new prints by Debra Bowden celebrating the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan THE HUB MARKET STREET, THOMASTOWN, COUNTY KILKENNY AUG 11 - 20 10:00AM - 6:00PM


VARIATIONS Six KCAT Studio Artists, 5 painters and one sculptor will each exhibit a collection of recent work. Eileen Mulrooney shows a selection from her latest series of paintings inspired by her observations while working in Camphill Ballytobin. Thomas Barron presents a collection of large scale paintings of his renowned colour compositions. The most recent KCAT Studio member Diane Chambers will show a collection of her vibrant figurative work. Jason Turner will display a selection of his impressive Irish Birds series and Fergus Fitzgerald exhibits large inscribed paintings inspired by his interest and travels, works like Dublin Castle, and The piazza del Campo, Siena to the Acropolis, Athens. The Sculptor of this Group Declan Byrne will display his recent encrusted series of objects covered in diced dried Acrylic.

LIMITED EDITION ART INSTILLATION An Art Instillation of mixed Media, including plants, soil, recycled & found objects. This exhibition draws attention to the current dominance of unsustainable living which has permeated  our culture since the Industrial Revolution. The artworks juxtapose everyday objects challenging our worldview and lifestyle practices and point us in a new direction to live differently. Influenced by Zero Waste Communities in Kilkenny & Ireland and grassroots Environmental movements worldwide. PLEASE CHECK AKA WEBSITE FOR VENUE AUG 11 - 20 | 1:00PM - 9:00PM

THE MARKET KITCHEN POP UP CAFE As well as filling the rafters with Ariosa coffee, sweet treats and savoury eats, keep an eye out for multiple events and workshops that will take place over the 8 week residency. From yoga on the mill island, to music with ‘Tunes on Toast’ and workshops and exhibitions showcasing the work of local and Irish artists, the mill will be buzzing with activities. More information and event updates on www. themarketkitchen.org & facebook. com/marketkitchenmill MULLINS MILL, KELLS, CO. KILKENNY JUL 19 - SEP 13 11:00AM - 5:00PM DAILY

THE LINK HALL GALLERY, KILKENNY COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICES, KILKENNY. AUG 11-20 | 10.00AM - 4.00PM

SHARED POETRY WITH EOGHAN O’ DRISCOLL Artist and poet Eoghan O’Drisceoil will present an evening of poetry at Bosco’s Café. He will introduce the evening with a reading of his own works before opening it to the floor for others to present their own works. BOSCO’S CAFE WATERGATE THEATRE, KILKENNY AUG 17 | 6:30PM - 9:00PM

THE ART OF REPEAL A collection of pro-choice posters, paintings, figurative installations showing the human cost, the history and the struggle for reproductive rights in Ireland. NOT YET CONFIRMED AUG 19 - 20 9.00AM- 11.00PM

CHILLI PENGUIN MEXICAN POP-UP! Chilli Penguin offers Mexicaninspired street food with a twist. We offer burritos, nachos, quesadillas and chilli. All made with locally sourced ingredients, with love. Chilli Penguin will be serving 4th & 5th, and then 18th & 19th. THE PUMPHOUSE PARLIAMENT ST., KILKENNY AUG 4 & 5 | AUG 18 & 19 5.00PM - 10.00PM


SPOKEN WORD AT ST. LUKE’S GENERAL HOSPITAL KILKENNY

EXHIBITION BY THE LEINSTER PRINT STUDIO & AMELIA PEART

BLACKSTACK STUDIO AT ST. LUKE’S GENERAL HOSPITAL

Readings from the staff in the hospital, and others with an interest or connect to St. Luke’s.

Amelia Peart graduated from the University of Ulster at Belfast with a B.A honours in fine art (painting) and a Masters in art psychotherapy; Crawford College, CIT Cork.

Exhibition Launch: St. Luke’s General Hospital @ 5pm on Thursday 10th August

Readers will include staff who are award winners, published, awaiting publication, self published and some ‘Right or more correctly ‘Write Chancers! EDUCATION CENTRE LIBRARY, LEVEL 3, ST. LUKE’S GENERAL HOSPITAL, FRESHFORD RD, KILKENNY AUG 14 | 1:15PM - 1:45PM

POETRY IN MOTION The pastoral and ancient land of County Kilkenny lends itself to poetry and verse. Join us for this unique AKA Fringe event where we take a tour around the County and stop at some of our historic and scenic places where local poets will read poems evoked by the surrounding landscape. Our final destination will bring us to Fennelly’s of Callan; an old pub and undertaker on Bridge Street, now lovingly restored as a community cafe. August 9th with two scheduled trips at 11am and 3pm. Tickets €10 (includes tea and cakes at Fennelly’s) available from Rollercoaster Records or can be purchased on the day. Trips will take approx 2 hours; dress for the weather. Supported by Kilkenny County Council Arts Office and Ring-a-Link Rural Transport Service AUG 9 | 11.00AM & 3.00PM TICKETS €10 AVAILABLE FROM ROLLERCOASTER RECORDS

Her work is influenced by the many different ways people have of looking, the different ways in which we see the same objects/images in everyday life. The Leinster print studio associates regularly with community organisations and outreach programs. Members participate in national and international print exhibitions. They cater for anyone with an interest in printmaking and will be giving workshops during arts week. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Leinster print studio for taking part in the Kilkenny Arts week fringe. CASTLEWARREN VILLAGE CO. KILKENNY AUG 11 - 20 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Blackstack Studio is a Fine Art Print Studio located in the heart of Kilkenny city. Blackstack Studio members were invited by St. Lukes General Hospital to create a series of prints for display and this exhibition was made possible thanks to the support of Edelle Nolan, Arts & Health Coordinator, St. Luke’s General Hospital, Lynda Phelan, Studio Manager, Blackstack Studio, Kilkenny County Council & Kilkenny Arts Office. At the close of the exhibition, Blackstack Studio will present all their prints to the St. Luke’s Permanent Collection so that the work may be disseminated throughout the hospital. ST. LUKE’S GENERAL HOSPITAL, KILKENNY. AUG 10 - 20 | 9.00AM - 5.00PM

SAYING SOMETHING HIDDEN TRAILS & FENNELLYS PRESENT TREK & TREAT Outdoor enthusiast and storyteller Paddy Lawlor will bring a group on a bespoke walk up the Carraigmaclear side of Slievenamon, exploring the flora, fauna and folklore of the countryside and working up an appetite! Returning to Fennellys for a delicious lunch by chef Aoife Holahan.

Every year since its inception, Blackstack Studio has exhibited on site a selection of work by its members to coincide with Kilkenny Arts Festival. Blackstack will also launch their latest BOX SET (2017) during the festival, which will be available to buy on site at the studio or online at www.blackstackstudio.com.

Meet in Fennellys, upper Bridge St, Callan at 10am

Comprising of a number of limited edition 19 x 19cm original prints by Blackstack Studio members, this year’s BOX SET (2017) promises to deliver a varied visual treat. Keep an eye on our website for details of our official launch time on Saturday 12th Aug. www. blackstackstudio.com

SATURDAY AUG 19 10.00AM - 3.00PM | €35 PP ( INCLUDING LUNCH)

BLACKSTACK STUDIO, 42 PARLIAMENT STREET AUG 12 - 20 | 10.00AM - 5:30PM

Please contact Etaoin on 086 0691421 for further details and to book your place.


CASTLEWARREN VILLAGE STUDIOS, PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS Come and enjoy a taster workshop in creating your own handmade prints, drypoints and etchings; on aspect and aluminium. Pre booking a must: €15 per print including materials. All ages...all abilities. Colourful monoprint workshop available for children €5 CASTLEWARREN VILLAGE STUDIOS, CO. KILKENNY. AUG 11 - 20 FOR INFO CALL: 086 3094520

ST. MARYS ARTS & CRAFT COLLECTIVE Bigger and better than ever this year, the St Marys Art & Craft Collective is not to be missed. With an eclectic mix of fabulous local arts and crafts theres something for everyone. Late Opening inc Wine Reception Friday 11th from 5.30pm. All welcome! MOTHER OF FAIR LOVE SCHOOL JAMES STREET , KILKENNY AUG 11 - 20 10.00AM - 5.00PM

IRELAND THROUGH MY EYES An exhibition of recent works by Agnieszka Lech. Aggie, a native of the baltic city of Gdansk, has lived in Ireland for the last ten years.She has exhibited in Warsaw, Gdansk, Kiev, Dublin and Reno. Her recent work of oils on canvas reflect her view of Ireland. Snap shots of what she has seen since arriving here in 2007. RYANS BAR, FRIARY ST. KILKENNY AUG 10 - 20 | 2.00PM - 11.30PM

SOUTHEAST WOODTURNERS

THE EXHIBITION AT SHANKILL CASTLE

The Southeast Woodturners will be hosting an exhibition an sale of fantastic handmade wooden articles of all shapes and sizes in the Ormonde College. This is the 26th year that the group have exhibited, and the display improves each year. It is now one of the main Woodturning exhibitions in Ireland. The group is made up of about 10 craftsmen, all members of the Irish Wood-turners Guild. For that special unique treat ar gift, you are sure to see something here.

This year sees the 25th year of Shankill Castle hosting an exhibition during the Kilkenny Arts Festival.   The festival includes paintings, prints, installations and performances in the castle stable yard and gardens. The exhibition is held alongside the Kilkenny Arts Festival and offers attendees a unique cultural experience set in the Kilkenny countryside.

ORMONDE COLLEGE AUG 11 - 20 | 10.00AM 5.00PM

DRAWING MARATHON AT SHANKILL CASTLE Art Workshops and Drawing Marathon at Shankill Castle Charcoal and sketch paper are included. Please bring your own paints and watercolour paper, board, canvas or any other materials you will require. Spend the days drawing and sketching in the serene grounds and studio of Shankill Castle with distinguished artist Phoebe Cope. Increase your confidence, practice your technique, observation skills and perspective by challenging yourself and continually drawing and honing your skills.

As well as displaying her own works of art Elizabeth Cope invites a host of Irish and international artists annually. This year we are delighted to host Clare Ormerod for her debut exhibition in Ireland, along with a fast flowing drawing marathon with Phoebe Cope that will be updated continuously as she works. Reuben Cope will be showing some of his ever surprising and evocative installations. A selection of work from the Shankill Castle international artists’ residency programme will also be displayed. Lunch and snacks will be available to purchase in the Coach House Cafe. SHANKILL CASTLE AUG 13 | 2:00 - 6:00PM AUG 14 - 20 | 11:00 - 6:00PM

THE KILKENNY ART GALLERY

EOGHAN O’ DRISCOLL PAINTINGS

The Kilkenny Art Gallery pops up once again at Horseless Slip, John’s Bridge. Showing an eclectic mix of paintings and sculpture from a selection of the best of Kilkenny artists plus several more artists from further afield . Among those showing are Ani Mollereau, Kate Beagan, Ross Stewart, Brock Butler, Brian O’Loughlin, James Horan , Laurence O’Toole, Julie Moorhouse, Paula Munching, Jade Butler, Ramie Leahy, Peter Scroope, Eugene Conway, Karen Wilson.

LANGTON HOTEL JOHN ST., KILKENNY AUG 11 - 20 | 6:30PM - 11:30PM

HORSELESS SLIP, JOHN’S BRIDGE, KILKENNY AUG 3 - 20

AUG 10, 11, 12, 14 & 15 | TIME: 10.00AM - 3.30PM SHANKILL CASTLE, PAULSTOWN, CO. KILKENNY €35 PER DAY, 10% DISCOUNT FOR ATTENDEES OF 2 DAYS OR MORE. CALL: 086 3094520


A JOURNEY TO THE POTTER’S HOUSE Michael Ferris, the founder of “A Journey to the Potter’s House”, is a psychologist, a graduate school professor, a potter, and an ordained minister who holds credentials with the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. He blends a powerful message of hope and healing for both our emotional and spiritual life using the art of making wheel thrown pottery. KILKENNY COMMUNITY CHURCH 17 IRISHTOWN, KILKENNY AUG 13 | 11:00AM - 9:00PM

KILKENNY ARCHIVES Searching through the gems of our heritage John Kirwan manages and curates the important work of Kilkenny Archives. It is essential that every county maintains a strong archival record for future generations. On this special AKA event John will take you on a journey of discovery through the gems of the collection and will argue the case for a wider engaging with why the archives are so important to Kilkenny, and to Ireland. THE DIGITAL DARK AGES – A fictional take on future archives How will future archaeologists learn about daily life in the 21st century? The social media, websites, online storage that we take for granted will likely have evaporated within half a century. Nuala Roche will read excerpts from her speculativefiction novel Hello World. The novel is set in near-future Ireland when everything digital is lost. Nuala will talk about aspects of digital preservation and obsolescence in technology that inspired parts of the book. ROTHE HOUSE 16 PARLIAMENT STREET, KILKENNY AUG 10 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM

WE ARE HERE Local curator takes the work of local artist into a variety of establishments around the town. Check out the Map Station to locate each digital ‘painting’. We Are Here curated by Lynda Phelan Artist: Darren Caffrey www.darrencaffrey.carbonmade.com Artist Statement: On our phones and on our screens at home, we find images of the world, each one showing us how the world is made of images. Of course, images do not make up the world but are just another material from which to draw human spirit closer to us. With so many sources of imagery, I want to present some versions of my own, so that just like paintings, what they are made of can be a way of seeing as well as a thing to see. MAP STATION: DORE’S BUTCHER SHOP AUG 11 - 20 10:00AM - 5:00PM

#CREATE KILKENNY COLLECTIVE POP-UP #CreateKilkenny is an initiative from Kilkenny Local Enterprise Office which aims to foster, support and promote local design and craft talent. Through the initiative, emerging makers across a variety of disciplines have come together to share knowledge and passion for their work in a dynamic and explorative environment. The makers involve d in #CreateKilkenny will present a pop-up shop to collectively showcase their handmade design and craft. A wide array of beautiful, highquality contemporary work will be on display, including art, furniture, ceramics and accessories. You are invited to come along and meet the makers, browse and shop for truly unique, locally produced design and craft. “Every man-made thing, be it a chair, a text, or a school, is thought made substance.” Peter Korn, author of Why We Make Things and Why It Matters.Abbey Business Centre ABBEY ST., KILKENNY AUG 13 - 20 MON - SAT: 10.00AM - 6.00PM SUN: 2.00PM - 5.00PM

2 P’S IN A PUB NO BODY NOSE OR NOBODY KNOWS A group of rather eccentric characters 5 in total plus two invigilators steering the ship in an unknown direction. Many different things will be discussed and analysed, the subject matter of which nobody knows. There will be laughter, we hope, viscerally spouted opinions and many things learned from many learned people. Maybe! The truth is nobody knows! BOSCO’S CAFE WATERGATE THEATRE, KILKENNY AUG 11 | 6:45PM- 8:45PM

Art exhibition, featuring new work from Phyl Cleere (Oil Paintings) and Patrick Neary (Monoprints using home made iron/oak gall ink from a 14th-century recipe.) JOHN CLEERE’S BAR 28 PARLIAMENT STREET, KILKENNY. AUG 10 - 20 | 1.00PM - 11.00PM


GRENNAN MILL CRAFT SCHOOL THOMASTOWN, CO. KILKENNY AUG 11 - 20 | 10.00AM - 5.00PM DAILY

MARGARET DOYLE HOBBS

ANTHONY HOBBS

LUCINDA ROBERTSON

Margarets work for this exhibition is based on found objects, both natural and manmade in her garden. Finding discarded things in the garden fascinates her, shards, shells, feathers, nests and dead creatures. In addition to the framed coloured drawings of found shards, shells and feathers etc. she has included a work made in tribute to the Tuam Babies.

Any meaning or message is in the eye of the beholder. The prints are archival pigment on rag paper. For me, photographs are a visual aidememoire to the actual encountered experience. I remember more images than I make. I have also included some video sequences that are really just time based still images in the sense that the camera does not move but time does.

Cinders Glass is a range of contemporary studio art glass. The work is characterized by simple forms with coloured detail, utilising the transparent characteristic of the material. The design influence comes mainly from Scandinavia, where Lucinda studied glass making at Orrefors Glasskolan in Sweden - after specializing in glass at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin,

LILY IRWIN

VIOLET SHIRRAN

GEOFFREY HEALY

Lily Irwin is an Irish artist based in London, studying an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Lily’s work is rooted in observational drawing, finding the seeds of inspiration in the world around her - the past plays a dominant role, exploring characters and the driftwood of their lives through photographs, letters and film.

Cloth is at the heart of my work and stitch is my preferred method of mark making. I work deliberately stitch by stitch and like the slow meditative and repetitive nature of hand sewing. Taking my themes from nature, I print with dyes using screen print and relief print, a technique that allows the image to become part of the fabric rather than sitting on the surface.

If you have a hot chocolate moment with a favourite mug you realise that the mug offers so much more than function alone. So different from the experience a plastic cup offers. It is this difference, the space between function and nourishment that interests me. The well crafted pot can influence a space and enrich a life. www.healy-pottery.com

ANNABEL KONIG Interdisciplinary in nature, my practice employs a wide range of media. I am not tied to any one discipline. In fact, my practice requires me to explore new and combined methods, thus discovering conclusions relevant to the work I wish to explore.The surrounding that I find myself in has always been part of my process, it enables me to select what I see, it is the centre point from which new projects develop. I currently live in a rural setting and that cannot but be part of what I make. The one underlying constant that does run through my work is the landscape.


KILKENNY PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY 34TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2017

“DESTRUCTION” PEN & DIGITAL by Noah Hamilton For years after studying Printmaking at the Limerick School of Art & Design I reverted back to mainly drawing keeping a sketchbook with me where ever I went. My main influence was a journalistic polish artist called Felix Topolski of whom drew world events from the 1930’s on to the 70’s on his travels with fleeting strokes of the pencil depicting important figures and events in his lifetime. I chose pen for it’s definitive line and it was easy to see in dark venues as of public houses and other nightclubs. Music was another passion and as the interest grew especially in my second year of college, my main subject matter was the music scene, the people, the instruments and everyone who participated in the weekly ritual of the open mics in my area.my pen work yet on occasion I do revert back to the old style when called for.

This year’s exhibition will show the diverse range of styles and creativity of our members and the visitor will see a wide diversity of images from flora to fauna, local landmarks in all seasons, travel, landscapes, seascapes and much more including both traditional and newer digital art forms. Also on display will be our winning prints from competitions during 2016 & 2017 seasons and members who have achieved distinctions from the Irish Photographic Federation will have their award winning panels on display also. WORKHOUSE SQUARE, MACDONAGH JUNCTION SHOPPING CENTRE, KILKENNY. AUG 11 - 20 | 9:00AM - 6:00PM

‘FISH-SPEAK’ LAUNCH AT STONE HOUSE BOOKS

The use of computer software to aid my work has also played with my style and I would considered it now as an essential tool to my repertoire as well as traditional to modern digital printing techniques. Hours, days, months and years have been accredited to using photo manipulation software to embellish my work into a finished product for online and print, the past has always been practice.

Stone House Books hosts the launch of Fish-Speak a collection of poems by Nuala Roche. This first chapbook publication of Nuala’s work includes the 15 poems that were Highly Commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Competition (First Unpublished Collection) and 1st prize-winner at Dromineer Literary Festival 2016. Nuala’s poems have regularly appeared in the Kilkenny Arts Office Poetry Broadsheet.

BREWERY CORNER PARLIAMENT ST. KILKENNY AUG 3 - 20

STONE HOUSE BOOKS KIERAN STREET, KILKENNY AUG 18 | 7.30PM

ART HIVE Art Hive members Brigid Teehan and Ian Mannion are exhibiting their artwork in Drakelands House Nursing Home. Art Hive will also appear in a surprise venue in Kilkenny City.  Details on (Art Hive group). Art Hive is an artists’ group based in Tipperary (Art Hive group). They believe in access to the arts for all and are honoured to have this opportunity to share their visual art with staff, residents and visitors in Drakelands House Nursing Home during the festival. Brigid Teehan uses various media such as drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, film or college depending on the relationship of materials, processes and ideas. Restrain is an artwork that makes reference to how certain conditions may restrain people from leading a full physical, emotional and social life. Ian Mannion’s work is primarily concerned with consumption/ consummation in its various incarnations. His paintings from the Prosumer Series are based on consumer packaging and gestural action paintings. DRAKELANDS HOUSE NURSING HOME. PLUS A SURPRISE VENUE IN KILKENNY CITY TBC AUG 3-20


WEIGHT OF BEAUTY The Women of Open Circle Community Arts are delighted to present this work ‘Weight of Beauty’ which is the result of their engagement over the past six months with the Open Circle Arts project and artists, Julie Cusack, Julie Moorhouse, Saturio Alonso and Caroline Schofield.  The energy, open mindedness and creativity of the women is very evident in this varied body of visual

work which includes  drawings, collage, textiles and a new publication of ink drawings. Open Circle Arts is a community based organisation whose mission is to inspire interest in the arts both locally and nationally for women living in Kilkenny. The project is committed to offering programs that are characterised by quality arts learning and experiences.

OPEN CIRCLE HOUSE HIGH HAYES, JOHNS GREEN, KILKENNY. OPENING LAUNCH 6PM FRIDAY AUG 11 AND THEN OPEN FROM ON SAT 12, SUN 13, FRI 18, SAT19, & SUN 20 AUG 12.00PM - 5.00PM

LASTING FRAGILITY

ART EXHIBITION IN THE FRIARY HALL

Lasting Fragility is an exhibition of new work in Ceramics and Jewellery. While making for this year’s exhibition we were very mindful of the long traditions with which we are connected, and also the stories our work reveals of our life and work and the world around us.

An exhibition of recent artworks by four local artists, Mary Gaine, Frances Walsh, Shiela Foley and Margaret Hogan. This exhibition will include a variety of subjects through, watercolours, oils, acrylics, mixed media and mosaics.

New Work by Makers: Mark Campden, Friederike Grace & Caroline Dolan

FRIARY HALL, KILKENNY AUG 11-20 | 10.30AM - 6.00PM

THE BRIDGE POTTERY BURNCHURCH, CO KILKENNY AUG 12 - 20 10.00AM - 6.00PM

EXHIBITIONS DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

TIME

Aug 3 - 13

Flipside Studio

Collier’s Lane

10.00am - 5.00pm

Aug 3 - 20

Kilkenny Photography Society Exhibition

St. Luke’s General Hospital

Aug 3 - 20

Materials & The Object

The Goods Shed, Mac Donagh Junction 9:30pm - 6:00pm

Aug 3 - 20

By The Way

Brewery Corner

Aug 3 - 20

Shine Like A Golden Light

St. Luke’s General Hospital

Aug 3 - 20

The Kilkenny Art Gallery

Horseless Slip, John’s Bridge

Aug 3 - 20

“Destruction” Pen & Digital

Brewery Corner

Aug 3 - 20

Art Hive

Drakelands House Nursing Home

Aug 4 - 20

Elementi

The Blackbird Gallery

11:00am - 5.00pm

Aug 7 - 20

Sea Of Cortez

The Goods Shed, Mcdonagh Junction

9:00am - 7:00pm

Aug 9 - 22

Visual Echo By Cathy Walsh

Lemongrass Restaurant

1:00pm - 11:00pm

Aug 10 - 20

Light On Mood

Watergate Theatre

noon - 6:00pm

1.00pm - 11:00pm


EXHIBITIONS DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

Aug 10 - 20

Art Show By Tom Campbell

Berkley Gallery, Canices Mill , 5:30 - 6:00pm Thomastown

Aug 10 - 20

Blackstack Studio At St. Luke’s Hospital

St. Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny.

Aug 10 - 20

Ireland Through My Eyes

Ryans Bar

2.00pm - 11.30pm

Aug 10 - 20

2 P’s In A Pub

John Cleere’s Bar

1.00pm - 11.00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Athena Made

Mother of Fair Love School,

10:30am - 5:00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Ellen Duggan / Marie Langton Exhibition

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

11am - 6.00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Made For Life

Butler House

10.00am - 6.00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Art Exhibition In The Friary Hall

Friary Hall

10:30am - 6:00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Drawings & Paintings By Daithí Holohan

The Parade Bar

1:00pm - 11:00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Form Designmade In Carlow

Courtyard 2, Kilkenny Design Centre

10:00am - 5.00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Cairdeas

The HUB, Market Street, Thomastown

10:00am - 6:00pm

Aug 11-20

Variations

Kilkenny County Council offices

10.00am - 4.00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Limited Edition Art Instillation

Please check AKA Website For Venue

1:00pm - 9:00pm

Aug 11 - 20

The Leinster Print Studio & Amelia Peart

Castlewarren Village, Co. Kilkenny

10:00am - 6:00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Printmaking Workshops

Castlewarren Village

For info call: 086 3094520

Aug 11 - 20

St. Marys Arts & Craft Collective

Mother of Fair Love School

10.00am - 5.00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Southeast Woodturners

Ormonde College

10.00am - 5.00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Eoghan O’ Driscoll Paintings

Langton hotel

6:30pm - 11:30pm

Aug 11 - 20

We Are Here

Map Station: Dore’s Butcher Shop

10:00am - 5:00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Margaret Doyle Hobbs

Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown 10.00am - 5.00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Anthony Hobbs

Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown 10.00am - 5.00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Lucinda Robertson

Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown 10.00am - 5.00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Lily Irwin

Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown 10.00am - 5.00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Violet Shirran

Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown 10.00am - 5.00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Geoffrey Healy

Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown 10.00am - 5.00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Annabel Konig

Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown 10.00am - 5.00pm

Aug 11 - 20

Art Exhibition In The Friary Hall

Friary Hall

Aug 11 - 20

Kilkenny Photographic Society Exhibition

Workhouse Square, MacDonagh Junction 9:00am - 6:00pm

Aug 12 - 20

Saying Something

Blackstack Studio

10.00am - 5:30pm

Aug 12 - 20

Ground

Kilkenny Arts Office

10.30 - 6.00pm

Aug 12 - 20

Proscenium – Studio Exhibition

Burnchurch Studio, Cuffesgrange

2:00pm- 6:00pm

Lasting Fragility

The Bridge Pottery, Burnchurch, Co. Kilkenny

10.00am - 6.00pm

Open Circle House, High Hayes, Johns Green

12.00pm - 5.00pm

Aug 12 - 20

Weight of Beauty Sat 12, Sun 13, Fri 18, Sat 19, & Sun 20 Aug

TIME

9.00am - 5.00pm

10.30am - 6.00pm

Aug-13

A Journey To The Potter’s House

Kilkenny Community Church

11:00am - 9:00pm

Aug 13 - 20

#Create Kilkenny Collective Pop-Up

Abbey St., Kilkenny

10.00am - 6.00pm

Aug 19 - 20

The Art Of Repeal

Please check AKA Website For Venue

9.00am- 11.00pm


EVENTS SCHEDULE LOCATION

TIME

PRICE

Thur. 3 Aug Bridie

DATE EVENT

Watergate Theatre

7.00pm

€14/10

Thur. 3 Aug Little Deviations Volume 2

Cleeres Theatre

8.00pm

€10.00

Thur. 3 Aug Anders Bergcrantz (Sweden) & F-Job

Billy Byrnes

9.00pm

no cc

Fri. 4 Aug Chilli Penguin Mexican Pop-Up!

The Pumphouse

5.00pm

Fri. 4 Aug Bridie

Watergate Theatre

7.00pm

€14/10

Fri. 4 Aug Little Deviations Volume 2

Cleeres Theatre

8.00pm

€10.00 €15.00

Fri. 4 Aug Southern Comfort

Ryans Bar

9.00pm

Sat. 5 Aug Chilli Penguin Mexican Pop-Up!

The Pumphouse

5.00pm

Sat. 5 Aug Little Deviations Volume 2

Cleeres Theatre

8.00pm

Tue. 8 Aug Cool Breeze

Bosco’s Cafe

7.30pm

Tue. 8 Aug Submerged

Goodshepherd Centre

8.00pm

Wed. 9 Aug Poetry In Motion

Tour

11am & 3pm €10.00

Wed. 9 Aug Around The World In 80 Days

Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre

7.00pm

tba

Wed. 9 Aug Northern Exposure

Cleeres Theatre

9.00pm

€15.00

€10.00

Thur. 10 Aug Kilkenny Archives

Rothe House, 16 Parliament St. 7.00pm

Thur. 10 Aug The Collector

Cleeres Theatre

8.00pm

€12.00

Thur. 10 Aug Hugh Buckley (Guitar)

Billy Byrnes

9.00pm

no cc

Fri. 11 Aug No Body Nose Or Nobody Knows

Bosco’s Cafe

6.45pm

Fri. 11 Aug Culture Vultures

Set Theatre

7.30pm

€15.00

Fri. 11 Aug The Collector

Cleeres Theatre

8.00pm

€12.00

Fri. 11 Aug The Liam Nugent Variety Hour

Brewery Corner

8.00pm

€5.00

Fri. 11 Aug Kevin Rowland (Dexys) Dj Set

Set Theatre

10.00pm

€10.00

Sat. 12 Aug The Frank & Walters

Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre

7.00pm

€20.00

Sat. 12 Aug The Collector

Cleeres Theatre

8.00pm

€12.00

Fri. 12 Aug Barry Mccormack / Lets Get Lots

Ryans Bar

8.00pm

€10.00

Sun. 13 Aug Nadia Reid / Cian Nugent

Cleeres Theatre

8.00pm

€15.00

Sun. 13 Aug The Mushburgers

Billy Byrnes

9.00pm

no cc

Mon. 14 Aug Spoken Word

St. Luke’s General Hospital

1.15pm

Wed. 16 Aug Roominations: A B-Movie Rock Opera

The Hole In The Wall

9.00pm

€5.00

Thur. 17 Aug Seamus Fogarty

Cleere’s Theatre

9.00pm

€12.00

Thur. 17 Aug Cormac Larkin’s Rural Electrification Scheme

Billy Byrnes

9.00pm

no cc

Fri. 18 Aug Boom Boom. Boom

The Hole In The Wall

7.30pm

Fri. 18 Aug ‘Fish-Speak’ Launch

Stone House Books

7.30pm

Fri. 18 Aug Yarns

Cleeres Theatre

7.30pm

Fri. 18 Aug 12 Angry Men (Preview)

Rothe House

8.00pm

no cc

Sat. 19 Aug Hidden Trails & Fennellys Present Trek & Treat Meet In Fennellys, Callan

10am - 3pm €35.00

Sat. 19 Aug HamsandwicH

Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre

7.00pm

Sat. 19 Aug Boom Boom. Boom

The Hole In The Wall

7.30pm

Sat. 19 Aug 12 Angry Men

Rothe House

8.00pm

Sat. 19 Aug Midsummer Masquerade Party

Brewery Corner

9.00pm

€5.00

Sat. 19 Aug Mongoose

Fennellys Of Callan

10.00pm

€10.00

Rothe House

8.00pm

Sun. 20 Aug 12 Angry Men

€20.00


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