Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Day for Night at Butler Gallery (Any Narnia in that wardrobe, I wonder?)

After getting cultured up in Kilkenny, take a break

Kilkenny is such a fabulous wee city! Before relaxing with a glass of something nice, there's always something interesting to see or do. Currently there are brand new exhibits on at The National Craft Gallery- "Out of the Marvelous", and across the Parade in Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, now open is Lorraine Neeson's "Day For Night."  It also sounds worth a visit, & here's what information I was given about it:

Day for Night, also known as Nuit Américaine or American Night, is the name given to cinematographic techniques used to simulate night scenes while shooting in daylight. Filters and methods of underexposure are applied to footage shot in bright sunlight conditions, to create the illusion of darkness or moonlight.

Lorraine Neeson’s exhibition engages thematically with the reversal and inversion of light and darkness implied by this technique. A similar sense of inversion pervades in the modern day phantasmagoria that Neeson has created in the Butler Gallery. Working with light, sound, video installation and architectural intervention the space is transformed into an environment of ambiguity in which illusion and reality are interwoven by means of reflection, shifting shadows, projected light and disembodied sound.

Lorraine Neeson; part of her Day for Night exhibit, Butler Gallery
Very intriguing! The exhibit is on until December 16, 2012, and on 19 November, Meet The Artist is at 1pm. Butler Gallery (like the National Craft Gallery) is free, so drop by & check it out! The photo here makes me think of the magic wardrobe to Narnia!  Must go see if it brings you to another world :-)

Gallery Opening Hours
Butler Gallery is open seven days a week throughout the year:

January, February: 10am – 1pm; 2pm – 4.30pm

March: 10am – 1pm; 2pm – 5pm

April: 10am – 1pm; 2pm – 5.30pm

May, June, July, August, September: 10am – 5.30pm

October, November, December: 10am – 1pm; 2pm – 4.30pm


  1. Hi Susan, These days a Narnia wardrobe might be a good distraction, but the sneakers on the barrel with a cold drink would be more likely to to the trick.

    1. Hiya Brian, think I could do with both as the past week our wonderful Rottie had to have part of her paw amputated due to tumour. A long wait for type/stage results now while we mind her healing paw. I may not feel like blogging much but we will see... if am absent for a a whiled that is why Susan


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