Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Intriguing, Yellow, & Tasty! What to do in Kilkenny, Ireland

Looking for something to do in Kilkenny? The next exhibition in Kilkenny's (free) Butler Gallery is opening Saturday, 28 April, 2012 and it sounds quite interesting! (more info below.) Why not nip over to the Kilkenny Design Centre across the street afterwards & try these tasty looking new offerings (photo to left) in the Food Hall. The last time I was there I had the gorgeous local Goatsbridge Smoked Trout  pictured below- YUM! They've got lovely crockery there, & lots of cookbooks you can browse, too.
Local Kilkenny smoked trout from Gaotsbridge!

Here's the flyer for the new Fiona Larkin show, &amp I've added a bit of show info from the Butler Gallery below the flyer. The opening reception is at the gallery on Sat 28th April, from 3.30 to 5.30 pm. I wonder will there be a yellow brick road to draw us in? ;-)

Butler Gallery says: 
''Another View of Helene, begins with a surreptitious photograph taken of a girl at a gallery in Berlin. The girl appears to have a strange yellow mark on her back. This simple curiosity allows a keyhole opening into what Slavoj Zizek[1] calls ‘the abyss of the other’, in recognizing what we do not know about the other we fill the void with fantasy. Materialising imagined connections is where the work finds its starting point. The colour yellow is used as a guide or driving force in developing a language for the unknown, attempting to develop a glossary through collected images of ordinary things.'' 

[1] Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic working in the traditions of Hegelianism, Marxism and Lacanian psychoanalysis.
             I'm intrigued! See you there! 

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