Butler Gallery announces partnership with Maurice Ward Art Handling to support Evans’ Home Capital Campaign

16 Jul 2019

Butler Gallery is delighted to announce a three-year €15,000 partnership with Maurice Ward Art Handling. The partnership, which runs until 2021 will help sustain the Butler Gallery’s many exhibition and learning programme events and activities as it moves to the historic Evans’ Home in spring 2020. With an estimated 65,000 visitors expected annually by 2021, Butler Gallery and Maurice Ward Art Handling are committed to ensuring great art is enjoyed and accessed by as many visitors as possible.

Maurice Ward Art Handling is an important part of the Maurice Ward organisation which has a long history of providing Fine Art logistic solutions as well as global freight forwarding, warehousing and customs clearance services. Welcoming the multi-year partnership Mary McLoughlin, Director of Maurice Ward Art Handling said “Butler Gallery is an important exhibition and educational space with a local and international focus in the contemporary arts. Maurice Ward is proud to sponsor the Butler Gallery and delighted to see regional strength and investment for the South East. We congratulate all involved for their long-term vision, dedication and commitment to this project and can’t wait to experience the Butler Gallery’s new home and calendar of activities”.

Anna O’Sullivan, Director of the Butler Gallery said “We are extremely grateful for the support of Maurice Ward Art Handling. As we embark on a campaign to raise €250,000 in private funding over the next three years, support from the business community is crucial to ensure the gallery’s work is sustained during and after the move to Evans’ Home. At Evans’ Home our gallery and museum will be adding significantly to the cultural tourism landscape and be a major attraction in Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile and Ireland’s Ancient East. We will finally have the opportunity to exhibit our important permanent collection not to mention attracting more international artists to Kilkenny. Support from Maurice Ward Art Handling will help us realise our ambitious goals for the future and we are thrilled to welcome them amongst our friends and supporters”.

For information about Butler Gallery and Evans’ Home and how you or your organisation/company can support and benefit, please contact Rebecca Reynolds at / +353 056 7761106 /

About Butler Gallery at Evans’ Home

At Evans’ Home Butler Gallery will add to the historic story of Kilkenny; have four permanent collection galleries; a wing dedicated to renowned Kilkenny artist Tony O’Malley; a large contemporary art gallery; an education and learning centre; a media gallery; three beautiful gardens and a café including an outdoor seating area with views of St. Johns Priory.

Maurice Ward Art Handling

Established in 1968, Maurice Ward & Co. Ltd. has an extensive network of freight forwarding offices across 25 European countries and Maurice Ward Art Handling provides fine art logistics for artists, private collectors, museums & galleries nationally and internationally since 2008. Accredited as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) and a member of the International Convention of Exhibition and Fine Art Transporters (ICEFAT), Maurice Ward Art Handling is a transport provider and customs broker to the cultural sector dealing with customs issues in relation to loans, touring exhibitions, permanent import and export of artwork on a daily basis.

Photo captions:

– Render of front view of Evans’ Home, Butler Gallery
– Left to Right, Anna O’Sullivan, Director of the Butler Gallery, pictured with Mary McLoughlin, Director of Maurice Ward Art Handling, at the site of Evans’ Home, the Butler Gallery’s new home overlooking the River Nore. Due to open in spring 2020
– Render of rear view of Evans’ Home, Butler Gallery

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