Putting the finishing touches on Kilkenny's newest festival

Kilkenny Animated takes place from February 23 - 25

Mary Cody

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Putting the finishing touches on Kilkenny's newest festival

Jamie Connery of Bespoke and Co

Thirty-five artists from across the globe will showcase their work in a major exhibition during the upcoming Kilkenny Animated festival.


The team at Bespoke and Co - a Kilkenny company - have been working round the clock managing all aspects of the exhibition - which is the first of its kind in Ireland.
The exhibition will take place at the Goods Shed at MacDonagh Junction and will bring together the artwork from cartoonists, illustrators and animators as a group of outstanding visual storytellers.
“We have the pleasure of having custody of these pieces of artwork while we curate the exhibition. We have over three hundred pieces which have been shipped over from all corners of the globe. The exhibition will feature some of the world’s best artists,” said Jamie Connery of Bespoke & Co.
Original work from character designers, gag cartoonists and 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 many, many others will be showcased over the three-day festival.
Artists include: Dave Coverly, Nick Galafianakis, Mattias Adolfsson, Peter de Seve, Carter Goodrich, Matt Diffee, Jose Luis Agreda, Annie West, Francesca Natale, Jenn Ely, Lynn Chen, Nilah Magruder, Genevieve Godbout, Betsy Bauer, H.Y.T Studios, Fuchsia Macaree, Ruan van Vliet, Aliki Theofilopoulos, Teny Issakhanian, Sarah Andersen, Jim Cogan, Peter Diamond, Roger O’Reilly, Tom Mathews, Graeme Keyes and VIZ comic among others.
The exhibition is part of the Kilkenny Animated festival runs from February 23-25.