A SELECTION of Kilkenny’s finest contemporary artists will show their works at Carysfort Gallery.
Guest artist Eugene Conway will exhibit up to ten new works of art together with over 30 works from artists including Paul Bokslag, Aileen Ann Brannigan, Janet Brabazon, Brock Butler, Liam Butler, Gerard Casey, Elizabeth Cope, Maeve Doherty, Mary Ann Gelly, Daithi Holohan, Kathleen Holohan, Sonja Landweer, Paula Minchin, Ani Mollereau, Carmel Mooney, Paul Mosse, Tony Oakey, John O’Connor, Ann Mulrooney, Alan Raggett, Ross Stewart, Francis Tansey and Stephen Vaughan.
The exhibition will be opened by Rudolph Heltzel. “What is particularly striking about this exhibition is the quality of the art when you consider the artists participating are restricted to Kilkenny Artists - it’s really quite amazing. A number of the artists have achieved the highest recognition in the country (Paul Mosse’s exhibition in the Butler Gallery earlier this year was featured by Aidan Dunne in the Irish Times) and others internationally (Carmel Mooney work is collected by Chris Patton the former Hong Kong Govenor),” said Paul Cramp who runs the gallery.
Carysfort Gallery first Exhibited in Kilkenny during the 2007 Kilkenny Arts Festival and have been exhibiting art in the city each year since then. In addition to the Kilkenny Arts Festival Exhibitions Carysfort Gallery also organised, curated and staged a series of major Sculpture Exhibitions in the Discovery Park Castlecomer during 2008 and 2009.
The exhibition will open this Friday night at 7pm and runs from May 5-13. Opening times are from 10am to 7pm Monday to Sunday with late opening until 8pm on Thursday and Friday.