Located in the interior of Kilkenny Castle, The Butler Art Gallery is a contemporary art space that exhibits emerging and established artists, both Irish and international. The gallery also has an expansive collection of 20th century art.
The National Craft Gallery was established by the Crafts Council of Ireland in 2000 and is Ireland's leading centre for contemporary craft and design.
The Blackbird Gallery has been established in Kilkenny since 2004. It is one of Ireland's most prestigious commercial galleries showcasing the very best of Irish and international contemporary art.