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Film: Waiting for Bucket by Andrew Pike (with open captions)

16 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021 (Past)

KCAT Art Centre

Waiting for Bucket is a short animation film by KCAT studio artist Andrew Pike.

In true Pike satirical style, five famous Irish writers, AE Russell, Bernard Shaw, Brendan Behan, WB Yeats and Samuel Beckett with Gussy all have an encounter at a bus stop.

You can watch an introduction to Waiting for Bucket by Alice Bennett here

You can watch the full length version of Waiting for Bucket by Andrew Pike here

The animation is available now and for the coming weeks. It is Andrew Pike’s wish to offer his new animation to the world in the spirit of a Christmas connection. To compliment Waiting for Bucket, Pike’s two other animations Uselessseas and Going to War Over a Banana Truck will also be posted and available to view online over the course of the Christmas period.

Waiting for Bucket was developed over a four-and-a-half-year period. In that time Andrew worked with film maker Éamonn Little to complete the production. Drawing on the themes and title of the seminal Beckett work Waiting for Godot, Pike playfully developed plot lines, story and characters for his third animation.

Though most well-known for his paintings, Pike has gained a reputation as a multidisciplinary artist, with interests and projects working in theatre, film and design. He has award-winning animations to his credit as well as co-designing the Big River Parade with Sinéad Fahey and Macnas. Andrew has a considerable track level of exhibiting in Ireland and Internationally. He has shown work at leading galleries, institution and festivals, including Butler Gallery Kilkenny, Galway Arts Centre, Film Base Dublin, British Film Institute and the Belgrade International Film Festival. His work is represented in national and private collections including The National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland. In 2019 he received an honorary fellowship from GMIT in recognition of his contribution to the arts. In addition to his artwork, Andrew has been a regular speaker at symposia, conferences and artist talks, speaking about his work, advocacy and various related interests.

About KCAT
KCAT is a multi-disciplinary Arts Centre in Callan, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland; dedicated to the fostering and nurturing of creative ambition and professional development in the arts. Find out more about KCAT here


Andrew Pike
Artists with disabilities
Visual arts
Waiting for Bucket