Butler Gallery and Kilkenny Arts Festival are pleased to present a thematic exhibition exploring how artists have captured the spirit of sport in their work conveyed through disparate mediums such as video, photography, painting, print and sculpture. The exhibition features an eclectic fusion of both Irish and international artists that will populate our Main Gallery. A short programme of archive sport films, curated by Irish Film Institute, will be presented in the Digital Gallery and will run throughout the exhibition.
Including works by: Josh Begley, Charles Brady, Paul Carroll, Vincent Cianni, Michael Craig-Martin, Dorothy Cross, Vanessa Daws, Rineke Dijkstra, Andy Fitz, Jona Frank, Marcus Harvey, Nicolai Howalt, Nevan Lahart, Louis le Brocquy, Jeannette Lowe, Colm MacAthlaoich, Colin Martin, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Kenneth O’Halloran, Mandy O’Neill, Tony O’Shea, Julian Opie, Martin Parr, Paul Pfeiffer, Luis Alberto Rodriguez, Amelia Stein, Sarah Walker, Elinor Wiltshire.
Image: Colm MacAthlaoich. Sprinting woman, right to left. Acrylic, oil on canvas (Detail)
The Art of Sport Artist Panel Discussion
With Andy Fitz, Jona Frank, Colm MacAthlaoich, Fearghus Ó Conchúir Moderated by Anna O’Sullivan, Exhibition Curator and Butler Gallery Director.
Tue 15 August
Free (but ticketed)
Duration 90 mins
IRISH FILM INSTITUTE Spectating Sports A programme of short films from the IFI Irish Film Archive.
This programme includes an array of Irish sports captured on film by amateurs and professionals in sound and silent film from the 1950s onwards. It includes many tantalising sequences of Kilkenny sporting heroes from yesteryear.