Events 21st June 2018




Micro Mosaic Workshop with Internationally acclaimed mosaic artist Mireille Swinnen from Belgium. In this two day workshop you will learn how to cut and manipulate preshaped filati in order to create a unique pendant. Various shapes of filati will be introduced and the different use of the petals and shapes will be demonstrated to form a variety of flowers. Mireille will discuss possible types of adhesives and traditional filati cutting, as well as the resources to obtain these kinds of materials. Register for the workshop.

9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Venue: Olive Stack Gallery


Beginning Oil Portraiture with figurative painter Emily Andress.  This 2-hour class is for adults who want to try their hand at portraiture in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Learn new ways to look at your subject and recreate it in your unique style on the canvas. No experience necessary! Portraits will be created in an Impressionist/Post- Impressionist/GermanExpressionist/Fauvist style.

Register for the workshop.

9:30 am – 11:30  am
Venue: The Butler Centre

Mural Painting

Hung, Drawn and Quartered
Athea muralist James Dunne has drawn a Celtic design with a Listowel theme and needs your help to bring it to life!
Join James as he encourages passers-by to paint in the design on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00am to 1:00pm each day.
The artist will set up in and around the Square in Listowel town centre. This activity is free, a wonderful event to spectate and is suitable for all ages and levels of painting skill – it’s even suitable for those who claim to have no painting skills.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: The Square

Presentation & Interview

‘From Studio to Suitcase’ with painter and professor Jean Cauthen
“Jean presents the pleasures (and humorous perils) of Art Travel. With examples of Degas in New Orleans and Monet in Venice she explores the effects of travel on an Artists’ body of work. In her own work, she demonstrates how Irish Scones, Guinness and Pub Theatre have swayed her own dubious artistic choices”.
Following the presentation Jean will be interviewed by Elizabeth Dunn and will finish with questions from the audience.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Venue: The Seanchai – Kerry Writers Museum

Exhibition Opening

Join us for the opening of an exciting and diverse exhibition of work by local and Kerry based artists. The exhibition includes paintings by James Dunn, Rebecca Carroll, Syra Larkin, Dermot McCarthy and others


2:00 pm
Venue: The Seanchai – Kerry Writers Museum


Life Drawing

Join us for an untutored life drawing session with a professional female model, from Académie de la Grande Chaumière Paris!
Please bring whatever art materials you wish. Some easels will be available on request, if possible please bring your own.
The life drawing sessions will suit practising visual artists and include both short and long poses.
The Butler Centre is a spacious, historic and characterful venue with abundant natural light. Reserve a place.

3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: The Butler Centre

Book of Kells

Join us to view a replica of the Book of Kells along with a short informative talk. A tour of the Pierse & Fitzgibbon art collection will follow.
In association with Pierse & Fitzgibbon Solicitors with special thanks to Robert Pierse.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue: Pierse & Fitzgibbon Solicitors


A walking tour of mosaics in Listowel, guided by a local historian Vincent Carmody. The tour will include St Mary’s Church, Galvin’s and the newly installed pebble mosaics in the Garden of Europe by Canadian Artist in Residence Kathleen Doody. The walking tour promises to be both informative and entertaining, filled with local knowledge and stories you won’t want to miss!

6:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha presentation with local and international
participants working in various creative fields including, painting, mosaic, fashion design & music. Each participant will show 20 slides and speak for 20 seconds on each image. The images may encompass an entire career or focus on a single project or body of work.



8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Venue: St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre
Tickets available at the door or 068 22566