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.
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.
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.
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