Nine Lives | Programme of Events

8.08.2015 –

National Craft Gallery

A full programme of family days, talks and creative activities to support the National Craft Gallery's Nine Lives exhibition.


Curator’s talk and launch

Saturday 8th August | From 3pm

Curator Emmet Scanlon in conversation with guests. Followed by the official opening of Nine Lives at 4pm.


The Sky’s the Limit: Family Creative Space

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August | 1pm – 4pm

Build, make and explore a magical city using light, paper and fabric. Come on a creative journey through this magical handmade cityscape with artists Órla Kelly and Deirdre Rogers. ReCreate will supply a variety of unusual materials to make this a unique creative experience for the whole family. This is a drop-in activity for all ages.


Kilkenny Arts Festival Children’s Workshops

Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th | At 2pm, 3pm and 4pm

Workshops are free. Book by calling into Kilkenny Arts Festival box office

CLAY SKYSCRAPERS with Maeve Sookram

MODULAR TOWERS with Billy McDonald

BUILDING PATTERNS with Caroline Ryan


‘Occupation and Craft in Architecture’ talk 

Tuesday 11th August | From 5.30pm, followed by Q&A

'Occupation and Craft in Architecture' talk followed by Q&A with Emmett Scanlon (curator), Nathalie Weadick (director of the Irish Architecture Foundation and Advisor to ID2015) and selected architects from the Nine Lives exhibition.


Family Day: Handmade Homes

Saturday 12th September |  At 10.30am and 12noon

Explore architecture through craft and design workshop. Suitable for all ages, booking required – to book call 056 7796151 or email:


Culture Night: House Party

September 18th | 5pm – 8pm

The National Craft Gallery is delighted to present House Party as part of this year’s Culture Night. Join us for a cultural extravaganza of music, making and talks.


Community Workshops: Home


Home is an exploration of architectural design with artist and architect Fiona Mc Donald for community groups in Kilkenny. Participants will explore how they engage with their homes.


Discover & Design

Tuesday – Saturdays | 10am – 5.30pm

Sundays | 11am – 5.30pm

Visitors of all ages can design, draw and create with self-guided activities. Drop in and get creative.


Gallery Tours

Crafternoon Tour at National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Saturdays at 3pm. To book, click here.

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