About this Event
Works by Barrie Cooke, Bernadette Kiely, Paul Mosse, Blaise Smith and many more well-known artists will be auctioned by Fonsie Mealy at the inaugural Butler Gallery Christmas Benefit at Kilkenny Castle on Friday 29th November.
All proceeds from the event, which aims to raise in excess of €15,000, will go towards the completion of Butler Gallery at the newly renovated Evans’ Home; situated off Johns Quay in the heart of Kilkenny city. Evans’ Home will provide Butler Gallery with a permanent space to exhibit an extensive and important collection of 20th century Irish art, in addition to a new contemporary gallery space, a learning centre, media gallery, three gardens and a café. This is a hugely transformational move adding to the story of Kilkenny and raising the gallery’s profile nationally and internationally.
As well as the auction of important artworks generously donated by many of Irelands and Kilkenny’s best-known artists, the Butler Gallery Christmas Benefit Party will also feature French café music from Arreglos and Jazz from the Carole Nelson Trio, and unique and luxury gifts from local and national crafts people and businesses. Art is included from Cartoon Saloon, Kevin Cosgrove, Alan Counihan, Paul Doran, Marie Foley, Eithne Jordan, Atsushi Kaga, Nevan Lahart, Teresa Nanigian, Eva O’Leary, Dylan Vaughan, George Vaughan and many more.
Other prizes on the night include tickets to see Ronan Tynan at St Canice’s Cathedral and tickets to Vladimir’s Viennese Christmas Gala at Lyrath Hotel, a golden ticket for Kilkenny Arts Festival 2020.
Tickets for the Butler Gallery Christmas Benefit start at €50 and include access to Kilkenny Castle, a wine reception with canapé’s, cocktails and entertainment.
Tickets are available to purchase online or at the Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny. Phone: 056 7761106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.butlergallery.com
Additional bespoke gifts for auction and a prize draw of fantastic luxury items are generously sponsored by Kilkenny businesses and craftspeople including Carl Parker Jewellery; Nicholas Mosse Pottery; Kilkenny Arts Festival, The Kilkenny Design Centre; Lamber de Bie Flowers; Dylan Vaughan; Zuni; Mount Juliet Estate & Golf Resort; Watergate Theatre; Butterslip; The Little Green Grocer; Michelle Treacy; Kearney Roche & McGuinn; Kieran O’Gorman’s Hair, Beauty and Day Spa; Cushendale Woollen Mills; Jerpoint Glass Studio; Castle Arch Pottery.
Butler Gallery would like to extend sincere thanks to all our event supporters with special thanks to Yulefest Kilkenny, The OPW/Kilkenny Castle, The Wine Centre and Pembroke Hotel.
For more information, please contact:
Rebecca Reynolds, Development Director, Butler Gallery.
086 171 9467 / email@example.com