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Acrylic painting by KCAT artist Sinéad Fahey

Visual Art: Inspirational Colours at Riverbank Arts Centre

28 Apr - 1 Jun 2017 (Past)

Riverbank Arts Centre

Inspirational Colours is an exhibition of artworks by artists from the KCAT studio, selected and curated by artists from the art group, KARE. It represents the first collaboration between the two groups.

The exhibition came about as part of a curatorial project of the Creative Well This Must Be the Place Residency at Riverbank Arts Centre.

Artists: Lorna Corrigan, Karl Fitzgerald, Jason Turner, Mary Cody, Eileen Mulrooney, Diana Chambers, Sinead Fahey, Declan Byrne, Margaret Walker.

Curatorial team: Jennifer Howell, Conor Hanrahan, Stephen Cash, Niamh Devine, Brendan Burke, Tracey Campbell, Ronnie Shortt, Jean Fitzgerald.

Inspirational Colours will be opened by Linda Geraghty, director of Riverbank Arts Centre, Friday 28th April at 1:30pm.

The exhibition runs from Friday 28th April to Thursday 1st June 2017.

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturdays 10am – 1pm.

KCAT Studio is part of the KCAT Art & Study Centre, Callan, County Kilkenny, and is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland. Artists at the KCAT studio are supported in all aspects of their professional development.

Working individually, all share, inspire and motivate each other. The artists at KCAT studio have completed many commissions and exhibited extensively in Ireland and as far afield as Australia, Japan, the United States and a number of European countries. Collaborating on projects with other arts organisations in Ireland and abroad is an important part of professional development. Presenting at symposia, conferences and lectures, KCAT Studio Artists fulfil an important part of disseminating and advocating their own work and that of KCAT.

The Art Group KARE have been together for the past 12 years. The aims of the group are
• To explore possibilities through the media of art.
• To share ideas and identify changes in their lives.
• To explore and facilitate making decisions and choices.
• To learn the skills and techniques of art
• To be confident to use the same skills in other similar settings like, mainstream classes and community clubs etc.
• To encourage and support the group to challenges of self-expression, confidence and access the natural supports that are available in the community.
• To enhance their learning and highlight the importance of visual art in the lives and learning of the group.

Over the years the group have exhibited in the Riverbank, Cheshire homes and Russborough house.

Diana Chambers, 2 birds, 2 houses

KCAT artists have developed strong, unique styles. This is art free of cynicism, with a fluidity and buoyancy that give no hint of the artists’ physical or intellectual challenges.

Manchán Magan, The Irish Times

Mary Cody, Red Road, acrylic on canvas, 2014


Inspirational Colours
Kilkenny Collective for Arts Talent
Riverbank Arts Centre