Take your time at ‘Slow Art Day’
Slow Art Day 2014 in Kilkenny will start at 2.30pm in the
Butler Gallery and then move on to National Craft Gallery.
First there was Slow Food, then Slow Travel, and now Slow Art! On 12 April you can enjoy a lingering look at both art and fine craft in Kilkenny City.You’ll look at four works of art for 5-10 minutes each and then get together over coffee to have a chat about the experience. Have a read of what’s on show (and, PS, if you like cheese, the same Slow ethos is inherent in the Artisan Cheese Evening on 3 April at Highbank Orchard.) Here’s the scoop on Slow Art Day:
The Louvre discovered that visitors look at the Mona Lisa for just 15 seconds on average.
This April, take your time and really look. Kilkenny’s National Craft Gallery and the Butler Gallery invite you to join us for this year’s Slow Art Day!
International Slow Art Day on 12th April encourages you to pause and find inspiration within a small selection of artworks for up to 10 minutes each.
This free Kilkenny event will begin at 2.30pm on Saturday 12th April at the Butler Gallery, continuing on to the National Craft Gallery in the Castle Yard. Afterwards visitors are invited to discuss the experience over a coffee.
At the Butler Gallery exhibition gallery visitors will choose a small selection from over four decades of drawings and watercolours by internationally renowned artist Stephen McKenna. On view are landscapes and seascapes that celebrate nature as a place of being, and cityscapes, interiors and still lifes that show the evolution of a pictorial language that expresses McKenna’s beliefs in art.
Over at the National Craft Gallery you can explore Interlace, an exhibition focusing on contemporary interpretations of lace. The exhibition includes work from a diverse range of makers including textile artist Caroline Schofield, glass artist Róisín de Buitléar and fashion designer Natalie B. Coleman. During Slow Art Day spend time reflecting on contemporary lace interpretations in glass, textiles, ceramic and fashion.
Since it’s founding in 2009, Slow Art Day has grown from a single venue event held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to over 180 venues around the world. Be part of the worldwide movement by getting involved in this local event! Join us for an afternoon of Slow Art starting at the Butler Gallery on Saturday 12th April from 2.30pm.