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Book Launch: The Story of Castalia by Brianna Hurley at KCAT Art Centre

4 - 14 Aug 2022, 12:00 am - 12:00 am (Past)

KCAT Art Centre, Millstreet, Callan, Co Kilkenny, R95 XN35.

The Story of Castalia, a 56-page full colour graphic novel will be launched on the opening of an exhibition of paintings from Brianna’s series of 46 paintings for this graphic novel.

Brianna, originally from Bucharest, Romania, is currently living in Callan. She joined KCAT in 2014, taking part in the Roots course and open studio. In September 2018, she became a KCAT Studio Artist where she continues to develop her love of painting and drawing. Brianna takes inspiration from her travels in Spain, architecture and her love of playing basketball.

Brianna was inspired by the film Avatar. “It was such an epic movie. I wanted to write a story in a different way, involving myself in the action with new terrain, new indigenous people and animals.” The Story of Castalia, a planet that fought for freedom of it’s people.

Brianna received an Arts and Disability Connect Mentoring award in 2019. She worked with architect Neasa Hourigan to explore how traditional stone buildings and contemporary architecture could inform her visual art and architecture practice.

Book Launch: Thursday 4th August 2pm
Exhibition open from: 4th – 14th August, 2022
Venue: KCAT Art Centre, Callan, Millstreet, R95 XN35


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Brianna Hurley
Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent
The Story of Castalia