Re:Collecting was an off-site Butler Gallery project curated by Commonage.
The project is an exploration of Evan’s Home by architectural researcher Lisa Cassidy, artist Gypsy Ray and geographers Gerry Kearns and Karen E. Till. This historic site is the future home of the Butler Gallery.
On 10 November 2012, there were a series of events held in Kilkenny as part of Re:Collecting; Gerry Kearns led a walking tour through the city where he discussed the history of Evan’s Home, as well as many historical intersections between geography, politics and religion within Kilkenny itself. The publication launch took place in St John’ Priory, and it was accompanied by a series of talks, which included contributions from Bairbre-Ann Harkin, Lisa Cassidy, Gerry Kearns, Anna O’Sullivan, Gypsy Ray, and Karen E. Till.
The Re:Collecting publication included photographs by Gypsy Ray, and essays by Commonage, Lisa Cassidy, Karen E. Till, and Gerry Kearns. It was designed by Seán O’Sullivan.
Re:Collecting was supported under the Built Heritage element of the Environment Fund by the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht and the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Programme 2007–13.