Artwork by Peter de Seve whose work features in Kilkenny Animated
Well known local artists will showcase their work alongside some of the biggest names in the animation industry when Kilkenny’s newest festival takes place later this month.
Mick Minogue and Dan Leo are both renowned for their bold street art which can be seen in a number of locations in the city the Ossory Bridge, St Mary’s Lane and Kieran Street.The artists are re-creating a vast open air gallery of new art at the former Smithwick’s brewery site, now being developed by Kilkenny County Council as the Abbey Quarter on Friday, February 23 from 2pm to 6pm.
Later that evening Tomm Moore, co-founder of Cartoon Saloon and avid ink enthusiast, will host a an illustrated talk about the art of tattoos and body art; how their creative inspiration comes from the same place as that of illustration and cartoons. The talk will take place at Cleere’s Theatre from 7 to 8pm and tickets are €10.
The Goods Shed at McDonagh Junction will host a major exhibition that, for the first time, brings together the artwork from cartoonists, illustrators and animators as a group of outstanding visual storytellers.
Original work from some of the biggest names in the industry will be showcased including character designers, gag cartoonists and animation artists responsible for work at Disney, Dreamworks, Pixar, New Yorker magazine. The New York Times, The Irish Times, Washington Post, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and the Jim Henson Company among others.
Undoubtedly one of the highlights is a The Breadwinner Hometown Premiere which has already sold out!
Another highlight is The Wolfwalkers Walking and Sketching Tour which takes place on Feburary 24 where participants can join some of artists from the forthcoming Cartoon Saloon feature, Wolfwalkers, in a leisurely stroll around Kilkenny city’s most evocative historic sites, discover some of the ancient buildings and streetscapes that have inspired the work of the animators and sketch your impressions of the sights of Ireland’
For more information and to book tickets see www.kilkennyanimated.com