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10 August 2014

MADE in Kilkenny Group presents

"Words in the Making" - An exhibition of new work inspired by literature, poetry, stories and song

Butler House, Patrick Street, Kilkenny City

The exhibition runs during the Kilkenny Arts Festival

Opening Reception: Saturday 9th of August 12noon

Opening hours: 10am – 6pm daily

Spoken, heard, written, read or implied, words surround our daily lives. Inspired by poetry, literature, and song the MADE in Kilkenny group translates words into form. This diverse theme has prompted new work and encouraged the makers to explore new processes.

Ceramics, jewellery, stone carving, candle making, basket weaving, leather work, textiles and paper art are used to express and visualize the endless inspiration of the written word.

EXHIBITION EVENTS:

Poetry Readings during the Kilkenny Arts Festival weekends – 10th, 16th, 17th August

Join us for lunchtime readings by the Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet writers: local poets will read from their own collections in the exhibition space, surrounded by MADE in Kilkenny`s visual responses to words.

Lunchtime Tours Monday to Friday: exhibiting artists and makers will guide visitors through the exhibition, discussing the inspiration, ideas and creative processes behind the work.

All events start at 1.30pm

Lunchtime Poetry Readings

MADE in Kilkenny`s Exhibition “Words in the Making” welcomes writers of the newly published KILKENNY POETRY BROADSHEET who will read from their collections in the exhibition space

at BUTLER HOUSE, Patrick Street, Kilkenny City

The readings start at 1.30pm on weekends during the Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Participating Artists:

Sunday 10th August: Michael Massey, Rachael Hanaphy-Pigott, Nora Brennan

Saturday 16th August: Helena Nolan, Gerry Moran, Nuala Roche

Sunday 17th August: Angela Keogh, Mike Watts, Carmel Cummins

Made in Kilkenny was formed in early 2009, and was set up to foster excellence in crafts in County Kilkenny, to encourage the growth of the professional craft industry and to promote the county as a shopping destination for authentic, local handmade craft in Ireland.

Further information and contact:

Tunde Toth

087-2543362

tundetune@gmail.com

www.madeinkilkenny.ie

 

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Booking NOW open. Festival dates: 8-17 August 2014

 

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KILKENNY ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF FORMER CULTURE IRELAND CHIEF EUGENE DOWNES AS NEW FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Kilkenny Arts Festival, one of Ireland’s leading multi-disciplinary arts festivals today announces the appointment of Eugene Downes as Festival Director.

 

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Kilkenny Arts Festival is core funded by the Arts Council and supported by Failte Ireland and Kilkenny Local Authorities.

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