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Carrie Lynam is visual artist and experienced arts educator. Carrie’s art practice spans a variety of disciplines including, textiles, performance, film, and photography where she explores themes of identity and privacy in the digital age. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in collections at The National Museum of Scotland and Kilkenny County Council. She has had artwork commissioned by fashion couture houses as well as filmmakers, dance, and music artists. Carrie spent six years as the National Coordinator of the Design & Crafts Councils of Ireland’s CRAFTed programme and has extensive experience of working with the primary school Visual Arts Curriculum for numerous organisations. She holds a first class honours degree in Fine Art and a Higher Diploma in Community Art Education.
Caroline Schofield is a Visual Artist & Maker who is driven by engagements in participatory and collaborative practice in Arts & Health and Women’s groups. She has developed Open Gallery with WHAT, a project showing artwork to older people and Art at the Kitchen Table, an art making program for people unable to access art out of their own homes.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in public and private collections. Caroline is from Kilkenny and trained in Fashion & Textiles in NCAD. She has a Masters in Art & Process from Crawford College of Art & Design.
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Julie‘s work combines painting, drawing and collage to make images that sit between the real and the imagined. Her work has always been rooted in drawing and a curiosity about materials and surface. She is represented in the OPW State collection and private collections in Ireland and abroad. She has taken part solo and group shows in Ireland and London. She is currently represented by Solomon Fine Art in Dublin. She has been a tutor with KCAT and Open Circle for many years.
Workshops with Julie include a wide variety of drawing and painting techniques taking both conventional and alternative forms. She is passionate about harnessing both collaborative and individual creativity through supportive and playful processes.
Paul Bokslag is a visual artist and designer from the Netherlands, based in Callan, Co. Kilkenny. He was a co-founder of KCAT Arts Centre and has worked as a Creative Associate for Helium Arts. He works across a range of media, from drawing, painting, printmaking, papercutting, photography, and type design to sculpture and murals. Paul has completed large scale papercut installations, room filling tape drawings and twine sculptures spanning multiple floors. He was a recipient of the 2011 Healthway International Arts and Health Fellowship with DADAA in Fremantle, Western Australia. He regularly works with Workhouse Union, the Butler Gallery, and the National Design & Craft Gallery.
Saturio Alonso is a sculptor with a background as a painter and graphic designer. Attracted by the puzzling and compelling relationships between technology and biology, Saturio Alonso uses a variety of prefabricated industrial materials, combined with more traditional ones, such as stone and wood, to create his sculptures. Very interested in the political content of religious art, and drawing from his Spanish background, some of his paintings and graphic work aim to recreate a baroque aesthetic involving the idea of power and propaganda. He is a founder member of Artcore, a mentor in KCAT, Callan and KINGSRIVER COMMUNITY, Co. Kilkenny and his work can be found in various public spaces around Ireland and in private and public collections in Europe and America.