KPS Kilkenny Arts Festival annual Exhibition (2014) – call for entries from KPS members

Kilkenny Arts Festival (2014) is due to kick off next month (Aug 08 – 17) so it’s time for KPS members to prepare for our annual photography exhibition which runs throughout the festival. This is our 31st exhibition, and as a result of changing to a new, larger venue, it has the potential to be our biggest yet. As members are probably aware, this year we are moving to a large retail unit the High Street Mall. (The mall links James Street and High Street).

The premises at High Street Mall will allow us to allocate up to 2 lateral meters of space to each participating member, so the number of images you exhibit can be much greater than in previous years.

KPS members should register their intention to exhibit by submitting an email to by Tuesday, July 15th. (Just cut and paste the following text into your email subject and body, together with your name and KPS number):

Subject:     KPS Arts Week Exhibition 2014

I will be submitting images for the KPS 2014 Kilkenny Arts Festival exhibition.

[Your name]
[Your KPS Number]

At this stage we don’t need the number of images that you’re submitting, or the titles.

So you can get a feel for the space available, and the number of images you’ll be able to submit, just measure off two lateral meters along a wall at home and then start deciding on your images, the image sizes and the mounting you intend to use.

This years exhibition will have a promotional title of “Let Us Tell You a Story” but this may be interpreted as loosely as desired by members. After all, each individual photo tells its own story! However if you wish to apply a common theme across a number of your images, please feel free to do so.

In relation to mounting, we ask that you use a uniform mount type on all your images. So if you decide on Foam Board, then all your images should be exhibited on that media. The type of mount is optional – some examples are:

  • Foam board  (Available form the Office Centre, Patrick Street)
  • Card mounts (e.g. from Campions, Irishtown)
  • Image frame (e.g. from IKEA or from Visions in Callan)
    A4 frames from Visions in packs of 6 only. (Westcourt Business Park, Callan, Co. Kilkenny. 056-7755190)

All image mounts should be to a consistent high standard, i.e. not damaged, separating, etc., and image surface should not be warped or wrinkled.

There is no restriction to individual image size and you may mix varying sizes.

A document template for image titles, prices, etc will be posted to our website and emailed next week.

We encourage all members to participate and help make this years exhibition as large and successful as possible.

Members please note: This year there will be no Projected Images displayed – Prints only exhibition.

Note: This is a KPS members only event.

If members have any questions, please contact a committee member, or email

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