Exhibitions showcase outstanding local talent in Kilkenny City

Mary Cody

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Exhibitions showcase outstanding local talent in Kilkenny City

Pictured at “Troubadours” a Photography Exhibition by Thomas Brett at Ryan’s Bar, Friary Street, Kilkenny were: May Hutt (left) and Carmel Brett.

The Alternative Kilkenny Arts Fringe Festival has creating a diverse programme this year showcasing the best in local visual art.
At 3 John's Bridge the pop up Kilkenny Arty Gallery is home to an exhibition of some of Kilkenny's favourite artists including Ani Mollereau, Ross Steward, Graham Carew, Karen Scannell, Brock Butler, Kate Beagan, Billy Moore, Eoghan O'Driscoll, Brian O'Loughlin, Julie Moorhouse and Janet Brabazon.
Meanwhile Eoghan O'Drisceoil is holding an exhibition, entitled Atmosphere, at Langtons Tea Rooms.
He returns this year after a sell-out exhibition at last years AKA Fringe. His exhibition was launched by art curator, Tony Strickland and Eoghan also launched a collection of books and poems - The Book of the Cuckcoo.
The exhibitions run daily until August 19. For full line up and programme of events see wwwakafringe.com.
Several local photographers are also exhibiting their works at locations around the city. Thomas Brett is showing his work in Ryan's of Friary Street while Danny Lahart has his debut photographic exhibition at 1 William Street. Vicky Comerford is also holding an exhibition of her work in Kieran Street.
Meanwhile in Thomatown the Creative Arts Festival is well worth visiting with a number of exhibitions and installations and a special focus on the art of upcycling.
MADE in Kilkenny are also holding their exhibition at Butler House and the show is an appreciation of culture and heritage and promotes its contemporary relevance through the work displayed.