New exhibition space in St. Luke’s Hospital

New exhibition space in St. Luke’s Hospital

Yesterday, 18th December, the Christmas Photography and Art Exhibition in St. Luke’s Hospital was opened by hospital manager, Ann Slattery and Arts Officer, Edelle Nolan.

They thanked Kilkenny Photographic Society, the various artists and craft artists for their contribution to this exhibition.  They expressed their commitment to providing a permanent exhibition space to showcase the work of local artists and photographers. They were delighted that current and former staff members were involved in co-ordinating the exhibition and had their own photography and art on display.The exhibitions will benefit local artists as well as providing an inspiring and therapeutic environment for staff, patients and visitors alike. The current exhibition is open for the Christmas period and well worth a visit.

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Success for two KPS members in International Photography competition

Success for two KPS members in International Photography competition

rps-logo-newTwo members of the Kilkenny Photographic Society have had images selected for the Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 158.

Congratulations to Pat Brennan and Eamon Wall who have had their images selected for the Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 158. Having made it through to the shortlist of 400 in July, the 5 person jury included their images in the final selection. The International Print Exhibition will open on October 8th in the Old Truman Brewery Gallery in London. From Oct 15 to Nov 12 it will be on display in the Royal Albert Hall and following that it will tour various venues in the UK and Northern Ireland.

The competition is an annual international open event and it is now in it’s 158th year. This year there was almost 5,000 images submitted from 56 countries.

The RPS will be publishing the selected exhibition images online by 7 October.


Red Carpet Dog by Pat Brennan




Withered_Fennel (KPS)

Withered Fennel by Eamon Wall

Competition Selection Panel: 

Richard Billingham, Photographer and Professor of Fine Art
Louise Clements, Co-founder / Artistic Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival and Artistic Director of QUAD, Derby
Bridget Coaker, Picture editor at the Guardian, Writer and Curator
Dewi Lewis HonFRPS, Publisher and Curator
Simon Roberts HonFRPS, Photographer

RPS International Print Exhibition 158 – London Opening Reception 08 October 2015 in the Old Truman Brewery.
The Exhibition is part of PHOTOBLOCK – a collection of events organised by The Old Truman Brewery, featuring in the Photomonth East London International Photography Festival. The RPS Exhibition will be on display alongside PHOTOMASTERS – an exhibition showcasing work by recent MA Photography Graduates from across the UK. –

Exhibition Touring Schedule:

9 – 13 Oct Old Truman Brewery, London (Private View 8 October, 6pm – 9pm) The exhibition is part of the Photomonth East London International Photography Festival (1 October – 30 November 2015)
15 Oct – 12 Nov Royal Albert Hall, London. The exhibition can be viewed when attending performances or on the following free open days: Sat 17, Sun 18, Sat 24, Sun 25 October (10am – 4pm)
28 Nov – 30 Jan 2016  Aberystwyth Arts Centre

6 Feb – 24 Mar The Hive, Worcester
2 – 30 April Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Further dates TBC

The call for entries to the International Print Exhibition 159 will be available in Feb/Mar 2016.

Photo Noir – The Art of Cornel Lucas – London Exhibition

Photo Noir – The Art of Cornel Lucas – London Exhibition

Cornel Lucas (Bardot)For any of you visiting London between now (March 4th) and March 29, 2014 there’s an exhibition taking place of the work of photographer Corneal Lucas. The venue is the National Theatre.  If your itinerary allows you may wish to include a visit to this.

Exhibition: Photo Noir – The Art of Cornel Lucas
Venue: National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX.
Dates: 17th Feb to 29th Mar 2014
Opening Times: Mon – Sat: 9.30am – 11pm Sun (when open): 12 noon – 6pm

From the National Theatre’s website:

Photographer Cornel Lucas was a pioneer of film portraiture, shooting both British and American stars. He specialised in carefully composed and lit images, and in 1998 he became the first stills photographer to be awarded a Bafta. Photo Noir: The art Of Cornel Lucas is a new exhibition of his work at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton exhibition space which runs from 17 February to 29 March.

From London Town website:

In this new exhibition the National Theatre displays photos by the late Cornel Lucas, the first photographer to win a BAFTA Award for his services to the British Film Industry. Eventually becoming one of the world’s most celebrated photographers, Lucas started his career in the 1940s when he focused on film stills and portraits while working for the British Film Studios. He went on to capture great film stars during the golden age of cinema such as Diana Dors, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Collins and Brigitte Bardot.


Richard Mosse Multi-Media Exhibition (RHA Dublin 2014)

As mentioned at recent KPS meetings, an exhibition of Richard Mosse’s multi-media work was opened in the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Dublin on Jan 29th (2014).

From the Arts Council website:

Richard Mosse represented Ireland with The Enclave, a major new multi-media installation at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The Commissioner and Curator is Anna O’Sullivan, Director of the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland. Ireland at Venice was an initiative of Culture Ireland in partnership with the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaion.

Aibhlín McCrann, Deputy Chairman of the Arts Council, said the stunning exhibition demonstrates the international impact of the Irish visual arts. “The Arts Council is delighted to be able to support this major public outreach initiative. I am thrilled that the Arts Council can give the Irish public the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate this great work which has received exceptional international attention.”

For those interested in visiting the exhibition, it will run until March 12th.

Address of RHA:
Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2, Ireland

The following are online links relating to Richard Mosse’s work and the RHA exhibition:

Arts Council: Exhibition Opening For Richard Mosse’s The Enclave
RHA: Richard Mosse – The Enclave
Irish Times: Art of Darkness


David Bailey Documentary on Sky Arts 1

A documentary about David Bailey’s new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery will be aired on Sky Arts 1 on Feb 11 (2014) at 9:00pm.

From the Sky News website:

David Bailey, the legendary photographer best-known for capturing the Swinging Sixties has chosen more than 250 images for a new exhibition.

David Bailey’s Stardust at the National Portrait Gallery is a display of more than 250 images which have been personally selected and reprinted by the photographer himself.


For further details of the exhibition and the documentary visit the Sky News Website via the following link.


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