Butler Gallery seeks new young critics for 2011

THE Red Square Kibosh – the young critics group that formed before the 2010 Kilkenny Arts Festival, saw about everything there was to see in Kilkenny during the festival and wrote about it on their blog and in the local press – is back.

THE Red Square Kibosh – the young critics group that formed before the 2010 Kilkenny Arts Festival, saw about everything there was to see in Kilkenny during the festival and wrote about it on their blog and in the local press – is back.

And this time, they’re not stopping at just viewing and critiquing the arts in Kilkenny. The Butler Gallery’s Red Square group will curate their own exhibition of work from the Butler Gallery Collection (of Irish and international modern and contemporary art) for an exhibition in the summer of 2011 in no less than the Butler Gallery itself.

The group is now looking to recruit some other young adults to join their ranks. So do you have what it takes to join the Red Square group? Are you interested in meeting others, doing some training and putting together your very own exhibition with a group of peers?

The Red Square group (aged 16-18) want to hang an exhibition of work at the Butler Gallery from June 26 to July 24. To make sure they get there on time and with the right support, they’ll be taking part in three stages of training over the next four months: creative and critical training; research and communication skills; and project and event management skills. All participants will gain a Youthpass qualification at the end of the project, which can be used when seeking employment or further education qualifications.

For more information, contact Jean at the Butler Gallery by emailing jean@butlergallery.com or calling 056 7761106.

The project as a whole is funded by Leargas Youth in Action. It is being managed by the Butler Gallery, which are funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Facilitators will include Anna Galligan (Barnstorm Theatre, Kilkenny), Etaoin Holahan (Endangered Studios, Callan), Mick Minogue (Little Ghost Gallery, Kilkenny) and Jean Tormey (Butler Gallery).