Gerard Casey 

Gerard Casey is a Kilkenny born Artist who works primarily from his studio near Bennettsbridge.

He has studied art at Limerick and Cork College of Art and also at Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Canada.

His work is included in private and public collections both in Ireland and abroad. He has shown in all the major exhibitions in Ireland including EVA, Belltable, RHA, Boyle Arts Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival,United Arts Club in Dublin and Belfast. His work has also been shown in the UK, Canada, Belgium, Italy and Germany.

Favourable reviews have occurred in the National Press / Radio over the years. Among his awards is the Douglas Hyde Gold Medal, awarded by the Arts Council... the only other recipient from Kilkenny being Tony O Malley, he believes. The Cork Arts Society Award and a number of Aer Lingus Travel Awards.

Whilst lecturing in Art on the BA (HONS) in Visual Art at WIT, Gerard was responsible for delivering the Art and Environment element of the course. This entailed siting temporary art works in non traditional Art locations, thus engaging with the public in a surprising, entertaining yet questioning way.

Kilkenny, with its historical and medieval character has nurtured the artist from a young age and he can often be found wandering about its streets and laneways enjoying whatever visual experiences are on offer. Indeed, he is often intrigued by the fact that on foreign holidays the locations he remembers most are often the ones that remind him of Kilkenny albeit a little warmer!