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Savour(ing) Art at Butler Gallery

As part of this year’s Savour Kilkenny festival, Butler Gallery is proud to introduce “Savour(ing) Art” – a trailblazing programme that mingles the realms of culinary expertise and artistic expression. Designed to entice both tourists and locals alike, these events will offer audiences an innovative perspective on art through the lens of food and drink.

“Imbibing Art” – Saturday 28 3.30pm  Art Tour, Mixology, and Tasting: Dive into the vibrant world of art with an exhilarating tour peppered with tailored cocktails and libations. Guided by Food Designer Clare Anne O’Keefe and Colin Hession of L.Mulligan Grocer, participants will embark on a sensorial exploration, as art is translated and activated through thoughtfully crafted beverages. This lively experience promises a fun-filled immersion into the gallery’s treasured exhibitions.

“Wild Milsean” -Saturday 28th 11.30am A Children’s Food and Art Workshop: Set within Butler Gallery’s Learning Centre this workshop offers young culinary enthusiasts a chance to craft a delightful Halloween treat using Irish Dairy Milk. Alongside this, participants will gain insights into the global history of milk candy, the enchanting process of turning milk into paint, and the intriguing narrative of rewilding that threads through Colman’s art.

“Wild Art and Food | A Conversation”: Sunday 29th 1.30pm Enter a world where food speaks the language of art. Food Designer Clare Anne O’Keefe joins forces with acclaimed artist Eamon Colman to lead a captivating conversation and live demonstration. Drawing inspiration from Colman’s portrayal of environmental fragility, attendees will witness the creation of dishes echoing the ethos that all beauty, albeit occasionally damaged, arises from nature’s embrace. 

“Wild Samhain Cheese Workshop”: Saturday 28th 2.30pm  Dive deep into a tactile and gastronomic adventure as participants craft their very own soft cheese masterpiece, drawing inspiration from the changing seasons and age-old traditions of Samhain. Each cheese creation is meticulously coloured with organic food paints and adorned with handpicked wild herbs, perfectly encapsulating the delicate balance and harmony that exists between culture and nature. This workshop is more than just a culinary lesson; it’s an artistic experience that intertwines with the rich tapestry of our environmental heritage.

Seeking to entice new local visitors and to showcase Butler Gallery as an outstanding destination to the Savour Kilkenny audience, “Savour(ing) Art” is more than an event – it’s an experience.

Gallery Visits & Guided Tours

Visit the gallery any time or join an engaging walk-through of modern and contemporary Irish art of the 20th and 21st centuries. 

Our friendly and experienced tour guides introduce you to the wonderful artworks in both our Collection and O’Malley galleries along with the fascinating history of our Medieval location and refurbished Georgian building. 

Saturday and Sunday | Free all day with tour at 3pm. 

Why not try something a little creative this Savour weekend! Or just plan a break from the hustle and bustle of the market. Click the links to book your tickets now!