Butler Gallery is one of Irelands most vibrant contemporary art spaces and is an organisation that has made significant contributions to the contemporary visual arts since it’s establishment in 1943. Its policy and programme is committed to exhibiting the work of Irish and emerging artists along with highlighting major international artists, when possible. Butler Gallery’s collection contains important Irish and international art dating from the 1800s, which it is committed to growing and safeguarding for the future.
Butler Gallery’s Education Programme aims to provide inclusive and innovative opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to engage with the Gallery’s exhibitions and collection.
Located in medieval Kilkenny Castle, the Gallery attracts a diverse audience of local, national and international visitors, offering contemporary exhibitions that reflect the constantly changing nature of visual art practice. Butler Gallery exists on-site and off-site, as a place of interaction between artists and the public – a contemporary space within a non-contemporary setting, occupying a unique position on the Irish art circuit.