|Art Exhibitions during Wexford Opera Festival
Check out the Wexford Fringe site for details of all exhibitions during Wexford Opera Festival.
The Gaslamp Gallery, Esmonde Street, Gorey, Co Wexford
Paddy Lennon's "Recent Works" shows at The Gaslamp Gallery March 19-29.
Wexford Open Studio Art Trail: Oct 25 - Nov 2, 2014
The Wexford Open Studio Art Trail is a welcome addition to the Wexford Festival Opera fringe. It presents an opportunity to go behind the scenes and meet some of the county's prominent artists and crafts people in their studios, many of which are not normally open to the public. Artists include: Patrick Cahill, Helen McLean, Mairead Stafford (Ballyelland Pottery), Serena Caulfield, Bernadette Doolan, Kevin Freeney, Tomás King, Jane Meyler and Eithne Ryan.
Denis Collins Gallery / Padraig Grant Studio, Rowe St, Wexford
Wexford County Council Art Collection Monthly Guided Tour
There is a wonderful art collection at Wexford County Council's new hq. There is a tour of the art the first Wednesday of each month (3pm) led by Mairéad Furlong.
Blue Egg Gallery, John's Gate Street, Wexford
The Blue Egg Gallery opened in the Autumn of 2011. Owner Mary Gallagher has a real a real passion for quality Irish arts and crafts. Look out for work by local Wexford crafts makers/designers - rugs by Denis Kenny of Ceadogan Rugs, embroidered textiles by Ann Duggan, woven willow and bark wall pieces by Terry Dunne, stained glass by Helen McLean and furniture by Tommy Kelly. Occasional lectures/demonstrations.
Ros Tapestry, New Ross, Co Wexford
Over the last decade or so, 150 volunteers have been embroidering the large panels 72” x 54” of the Ros Tapestry which, in 15 panels, tells the story of the arrival of the Normans in Ireland and the founding of the international port of New Ross in 1201 by William Marshal. The ten completed panels are on display in New Ross. www.rostapestry.com
Photographer Pádraig Grant exhibits at The Collins Grant Gallery
Wonderfully gifted Wexford photographer. Exhibits at The Collins-Grant Gallery on Wexford's Rowe Street.
David Daly at The Pumphouse, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Wexford
Catch him here once a year ... at Opera Festival time. His watercolours of birds adorn many a Wexford wall.
B.A. (Hon) in Art, Wexford Campus, Westgate
For further details on the B.A. (Art) visit Institute of Technology Carlow at Wexford Campus School of Art and Design, Westgate, Wexford. More info at www.wexfordcampus.
Libraries of Co. Wexford
Visit the Libraries section of Wexford County Council's's website.
Newtownbarry House Gallery, Bunclody
Newtownbarry House Gallery is a member of The Wexford Arts Trail. Tel 053 9376383.
Pigyard Gallery at Spectrum, Selskar, Wexford
The Pigyard Gallery, one of Wexford's top gallery spaces.
Greenacres Gallery, Selskar, Wexford
The Open Submission Exhibition at Greenacres Gallery, Wexford opens 12noon on Sat, Feb 1.
The gallery is the largest in Wexford and offers the greatest variety of work. Artists include Helen Blair, Aidan Butler, Patrick Cahill, George Carpendale, Doris Dittrich, Mike Duhan, Joe Dunne RHA, Paul Christopher Flynn, Eoin MacLochlainn, Paul Maloney, Nicola Morrin, Iwona Nartowska O’Reilly, Brian Palm, Mieke Vanmechelen, Manus Walsh, Caroline Ward and ceramics by Alison Kay.
Artists who have exhibited at Greenacres include Mark Ainsworth, Brian Ballard RUA, Jean Bardon, John Behan RHA, Liam Belton RHA, Pauline Bewick, Orla de Bri, John Brobbel RBA, Louis le Brocquy HRHA, James Brohan, Ken Browne, Patrick Cahill, Eithne Carr RHA, Eamon Carter, Cody, Clifford Collie, Peter Collis RHA, Eamon Colman, Barrie Cooke HRHA, Elizabeth Cope, Malachy Costello, David Crone RHA, Michael Cullen RHA, Jonathan Dalton, Gillian Deeny, Corrina Earlie, Felim Egan, James English RHA, Simon English, Michael Gemmel, Trevor Geoghegan, Gemma Guihan, Charles Harper RHA, Raphael Hynes, Paul Kelly, Bernadette Kiely, John Kingerlee, Ludmila Korol , Graham Knuttel, Sonja Landweer, Jimmy Lawlor, Ciaran Lennon, Paddy Lennon, Pamela Leonard, Maria Levinge, Bernadette Madden, Eddie Mooney HRHA, John Morris, Ian McAllister, Brett McEntagart RHA, Henry McGrane, Sean McSweeney HRHA, Elisabeth O'Brien, Eilis O'Connell RHA, Eamonn O'Doherty, Mark O'Neill, Iwona O'Reilly, Vida Pain, Peter Pearson, Molly Poencet, George Potter RHA, Liam Roberts, Thomas Ryan PPRHA, Neil Shawcross (bottom image), Anita Shelbourne RHA, John Shinnors, Joseph Sloan, John Noel Smith, Rose Stapleton, Sarah Walker, Conor Walton and Caroline Ward.
Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tel 053 9123764.
Wexford Arts Centre hosts the annual Lions Club Open Submission Exhibition with the official launch on Thursday, Feb 13 at 8pm. Curated by Lill Curtis and Lara DomÉnech. Guest speaker is artist, adventurer and renaissance man Paddy Darigan.