Kilkenny Photographic Society – KPS are delighted to announce that our members have produced our first ever yearbook. Available now for 10€! We would like to thank our Yearbook committee of John Hughes, Richie Dwyer, Ann Phelan, Liam Kirwan, Larry Wemyss and Mark Desmond for compiling our first edition for 2018-2019!
Kilkenny Photographic Society is delighted to announce its 36th annual exhibition which will take place at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, Dublin Road, Kilkenny, R95 W8RH during the Kilkenny Arts Festival 09th To 18th, August 2019
The exhibition opening times are as follows:
The exhibition takes place in the unit beside Quigley’s, located in the Workhouse Square event space. The exhibition will be officially launched by Marion Acreman, Centre Manager of MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre and current President of Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce on Friday the 9th of August 2019 at 7.00pm. Light refreshments will be served and our Annual Photographer Of The Year competition [POTY] award ceremony will also take place.
This years exhibition will show the diverse range of styles and creativity of our members and the visitor will see a wide diversity of images from flora to fauna, local landmarks in all seasons, travel, landscapes, seascapes, local sports and much more including both traditional and newer digital art forms. Also on display will be award winning prints from competitions during 2018 & 2019 seasons in which KPS members entered both nationally and internationally. The Exhibition is intended to appeal to a wide audience, members of the public, organisations, tourists and people with an interest in the arts, culture and especially photography.
Kilkenny Photographic Society was established in 1983, by a small group of friends after attending night classes. The aim of the society was to and still is to serve its members by encouraging development of their photographic skills through education, exhibitions of photographic accomplishments, friendship with others who share a love of photography and to share our talents with individuals and organisations in our community. This years exhibition will see over 50 members of all ages and levels of ability participating. The exhibition reflects the hard work and dedication of the society members and we are delighted that many of our new members who have joined this year are featuring for the first time in our annual Exhibition.
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Congratulations to Kilkenny Photographic Society member Karen O’Hara who recently achieved Fellowship Distinction with the Irish Photographic Federation[IPF]. Not only a great honour for Karen and her family but one for our family in the KPS. You are a great inspiration to all of us. Well done again Karen!
Karen panel was presented to the IPF Distinctions Adjudication Sitting held in Portlaoise on 9th March 2019 , 1 Fellowships, 4 Associateships and 14 Licentiateship applications were successful on the day.