Thursday, August 11, 2022

Butler Gallery Development Director Rebecca Reynolds wants interested designers and makers to submit their applications for the gallery’s inaugural Craft & Design Fair.

KILKENNY’S Butler Gallery will host its inaugural Craft & Design Fair from Friday, November 4 to Sunday, November 6 and is currently open to applications from makers/designers of high quality pieces working in Waterford and the South East.

The inaugural Craft & Design Fair will include ceramics, jewellery and glass as well as textiles, wood, metals and precious metals as well as paper, leatherwork and mixed media. Designers and makers who employ new technologies or traditional techniques are also encouraged to consider showcasing their work.

Said Butler Gallery Development Director, Rebecca Reynolds: “It’s our intention that the fair will showcase high quality Irish craft and design from designers and makers from Kilkenny and all over the South East of Ireland.

“We’re inviting applications from makers and designers in Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford, Tipperary, Laois and Carlow. By taking part in the Butler Gallery Craft & Design Fair, designers and makers will have the chance to showcase and sell their work and feature in a national and regional PR campaign. The event is part of Butler Galleries ongoing dual objective of raising essential funds for the gallery whilst also supporting the artistic and creative community”.

The closing date for applications is Monday, September 5, with successful designers and makers to be notified by mid-September. Full details and an application form can be found on

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