Kilkenny Artists Think ‘Soul Instead of Gold’

A fresh and exciting new art exhibition is arriving in Kilkenny City, set to open on Saturday June 18, ‘Soul Instead of Gold’ will feature some of Kilkenny’s finest up-and-comming young artists.

A fresh and exciting new art exhibition is arriving in Kilkenny City, set to open on Saturday June 18, ‘Soul Instead of Gold’ will feature some of Kilkenny’s finest up-and-comming young artists.

The “Soul instead of Gold” exhibition will be operating from it’s home in Kilkenny’s Market Cross Shopping Centre, located perfectly in the glass gallery that is the former creche on the ground floor of the shopping centre. ‘Soul Instead of Gold’, organised and curated by Grainne Coughlan will feature pieces from seven very promising Kilkenny artists; Barry Mullins, Cian O Sullivan, Kasia Kaminska, Laura Tyrrell, Laurent Murray, Rory Kerr, and Sarah McEvoy

“The exhibition is inspired by writer Hermann Hesse who once said, ‘Whoever wants soul instead of gold finds no home in this trivial world of ours.’ The exhibition is an attempt to echo the qualities within these words and create a place for passion and creativity in this ‘trivial world”, says exhibition organiser Grainne Coughlan. “It shouts yes to music, joy, soul and passion and stands up against the trivial world which is driven by logic and fuelled by gold. Instead it is a project which is created in the pursuit of soul and the ambition to share creativity with the greater public in the hope of contributing to the triumph of Soul Instead of Gold.”

The widely mixed media exhibition hopes to create an elecectic atmosphere, one where people can be reminded through the bursts of colour and different media of the creativity and feeling that still exists in Kilkenny and beyond. It is an exhibition that defies the establishment seeing the organiser and artist come together to express and embrace creativity and promote their work in their way.

The exhibition will run from June 18 to 30 in Market Cross Shopping Centre. For Art Lovers and simple fans of colour, passion and home-grown talent, this is not one to be missed.