Butler Gallery

Client: Kilkenny County Council

Date: Sept 2018 – August 2020

Founded in 1943, the Butler Gallery is a vibrant cultural space now located in a former Almshouse on the east side of the River Nore in the heart of Kilkenny city. We worked with them in bringing the unique stories associated with Evan’s Home to a wider audience through the subtle use of new technologies and traditional media. 

An engaging, enjoyable and accessible audio experience

Audio guides both indoors and outdoors tell visitors in their own language about the people that have shaped the new location and the gallery, providing them with a more in depth, enriching and memorable visit. 

Less is more

Our design approach was to work with the building materials used throughout and be sympathetic in choosing the size, tone and locations of the required interventions. By making the visual identity part of the gate and by casting it into the new concrete ramp we highlighted the entrance without detracting from the ambience of the building and simultaneously embedded the Butler Gallery into its new home.

Interactive Digital Stories

Three multi-touch interactive screens offer key information threads that provide a complete time layered history of the Butler Gallery site and a comprehensive visual catalogue of the entire collection and all featured artists.

Services Provided

Interpretive planning

Exhibits design & specification

Installation quality control

Project management


John Raftery

Mark Leslie

Thought Different


Leah Leslie



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