Studio « KCAT Website

By: Kcat  05/12/2011
Keywords: artists, Special Needs

Studio « KCAT Website

“Living Colour is a fascinating documentary and an intimate portrayal of a collective of extraordinary and idiosyncratic artists, a film which sheds new light on old questions about art, outsider art and the artistic impulse.

By spending much time in an artists’ studio with a difference at the Kilkenny Centre for Arts Talent (KCAT) in Callan, director Éamon Little delves into the world of the dozen or so artists who work there, all of whom comprise a very individual mix of artistic talent and special needs. But the KCAT studio operates with as little reference to needs as possible, focusing instead on ability and here, in an atmosphere refreshingly free of ego or commercial concerns, these colourful characters make their extraordinary creations, work to commissions and build towards exhibitions.

Living Colour is a fresh and emotionally stirring look at art and those who create it. Given that the artists have all, to one degree or another, special needs, the film could, in the hands of a lesser director become overly sentimental or clichéd.

Little, however, employs the deftest of touches to deliver a sumptuous film that is perfectly balanced yet still pays tribute to arts, the creative process and the artists involved.”

Colm McAuliffe,
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Keywords: artists, Special Needs

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The Source and KCAT are proud to announce the upcoming exhibition of work by Thomas Barron, which signals the next chapter in the unique Homecoming series and sees the Kilkenny based artist returning home to Tipperary. Highly regarded as a painter, working predominantly on canvas, Thomas’ work develops through a series of very carefully worked stages.


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The Flora Women’s Mini Marathon is the biggest all women’s event of its kind in the world and takes place on June bank Holiday Weekend 6th June 2011 in Dublin. If you run or walk or can persuade someone who does,please support KCAT this year.