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A series of three abstract colourful paintings on a white background.

Visual Art: Thomas Barron , Declan Byrne & Sinéad Fahey at KCAT Arts Centre, Tactile Tour

19 Aug 2023, 2:00 pm (Past)

KCAT Arts Centre, Kilkenny

The Dance of Life: A trio exhibition by Thomas Barron, Declan Byrne and Sinead Fahey, curated by Sinead Keogh will officially be opened by Catherine Marshall member of KCAT Arts Centre advisory panel and curators network at 3pm on August 3rd. Light refreshments will be provided for this celebration.

Established KCAT Studio Artists Thomas Barron , Declan Byrne and Sinéad Fahey have some alinements in the way the surface of their paintings is compositionally broken up into patches of colour. KCAT is exploring the similarities in the artist’s work, teasing out processes and examining the artist’s lens by how they represent the world around them in their painting. The Dance of Life explores with the viewer the relationships of mark-making, colour, and form between these three artists. All three take in the world around them, using expressive forms of mark-making with bold colours that communicate their internal thoughts and feelings.

The exhibition will be opened by a special guest Catherine Marshall, curator and art historian, on the 3rd of August at 3pm in KCAT Arts Centre, Mill Lane, Callan, Co. Kilkenny, R95 XN35. Exhibition runs until the 25th August 10am to 4pm Daily.

Tactile Tour – August 19th at 2pm 

Join us for a tactile tour for audiences who are blind and visually impaired with curator of The Dance of Life, Sinead Keogh. Sinead was the former Creative Coordinator of the National Council for the Blind from 2013-2021. Tea and light refreshments provided. No booking required.

For more information, please visit: https://kcat.ie/the-dance-of-life-a-trio-exhibition-by-thomas-barron-declan-byrne-and-sinead-fahey/

Engagement Programme

Painting Response Workshop – August 8th, 11am -12.30pm

Free painting response workshop led by Sinead Fahey in response to some of the themes of the exhibition of life and joy followed by tea and light refreshments. To book your place email: info@kcat.ie

Artist film screening/ Alternative Artist talk – August 25th, 2pm

Three films were made about Barron, Byrne’s and Fahey’s respective practices and will be shown in a screening in the gallery space at KCAT. The thread between each other’s sensibilities can be found in the film pieces which act as a form of alternative artist talk in this special screening. The Artists will be present to engage with audience members after the screening. This is a wonderful opportunity to get an intimate insight into the artists practice and output. Light refreshments provided for this closing event. No booking required

Group Exhibition Tours, Mon – Fri, 11.30am & 1.30pm

KCAT is offering free group guided exhibition tours. Tours are limited to 15 people per group. Booking required. email: info@kcat.ie

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