‘Resilience’ Panel Discussion with Butler Gallery

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Resilience is a statement. A statement of supporting women, supporting artists and supporting the community. Resilience will examine the complexity and strength of the human condition in the face of adversity – and how it prevails. This feminist programme celebrates the works of Sarah Browne, Breda Lynch and a special commission of work by Amber Women’s Refuge. Resilience has many community engagements and educational output’s in it’s duration including a talk by Marie O’Connor of Survivors of Symphysiotomy at The Watergate Theatre, a panel discussion on themes of overcoming, a tactile tour that happened on the 24th of September and a community response exhibition of informational and educational material with Amber Women’s Refuge and One Million Stars Ireland project . This programme is brought to you by the Kilkenny Arts Office Emerging Curator Development Programme with support of The Butler Gallery.

The panel discussion will take place on the 1st of October from 12 – 1pm. The topics we are going to cover will centre around the themes of the overall programme- overcoming, strength in the human condition, Covid 19’s effect on society, the resilience of the arts and feminist power.

The panelists are Mary Butler – Kilkenny Arts Officer, Joanna Cunningham Director of The Watergate Theatre, Siobhan McQuillan of Amber Women’s Refuge, Mary O’ Hanrahan of The Kilkenny Women’s Group and Kilkenny Visual Artist Breda Lynch.



Everyone is welcome and the panel will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. Please note: the panel will start at 12 sharp.

A recording of the panel is now available here.

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