Irish Visual Artists Groups/Collectives
Here is a selected list of arts groups
from around Ireland.
Note: For details of governmental
and other official bodies involved in the promotion and administration
of visual arts in Ireland, please see:
Irish Art Organizations.
A group of artists who recently graduated with BA(Hons) degrees in Visual
Arts Practice from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
Artspace is a collective of Irish artists
based in Galway, sharing
studio space and exhibiting together.
A: Unit 7 and 8, Addley Park, Liosban Industrial Est, Tuam Rd, Galway.
A: 48 Dwyers Villas, Thomondgate, Limerick.
Established in 1990 by graduates from Crawford
College of Art and Design. Mainly Irish
painting and mixed media, but some sculpture.
A: Wandesford Quay,Cork.
Catalyst Arts is Belfast's
primary not-for-profit artist led organisation.
A: 2nd floor, 5 College court, Belfast, BT1 6BS.
Mick O'Shea, Irene Murphy, Margeret Fitzgibbon, Billy Foley, Colette Lewis,
Una Quigley, Niamh Lawlor, Colette Nolan, David O'Brien, Andrew Johnson.
Cork Artists Collective provides artists an area to develop projects and
events. Also, offers a residency program.
Library House, Dean St, Cork.
Founded in 1991 by a number of fine art printmakers
Wandesford Quay, Crosses Green, Cork.
Dublin artists Gary Farrelly, Liam
Ryan, Oisin Byrne, Ben Mullin, Padraic E. Moore. Alex Reilly, Sophie Iremonger,
Christoph Kronke, David Walter MacDermott and Dillon Joyce.
A: The Granary Building, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8.
Stephen Hackett and Richard West. Belfast based publishers of free newspaper
A: 112-114 Donegal Street, Belfast BT1 2GX.
FAF Artists Group
Ian-John Coughlan, Suzanne Mooney , Linda O Keeffe, and Barbara Vasic.
Online art gallery and collective for emerging Irish artists.
Specializes in painting, prints, stained glass art.
Phone: 086 348 8038
Kube Artists Group
Ruth Lockhart, Megan
O'Beirne, Iseult O'Flynn and Chris Atkins.
La Catedral Studios - Dublin
24 artist's studios and is also home to THE BACK LOFT, a multi-purpose
venue for the arts. For hire for fine art exhibitions, installation work,
photo shoots and art workshops including life drawing.
A: 7/11 Saint Augustine Street, Dublin 8
One of the longest established art societies. Founded in 1942 the society
has an annual exhibition at the Limerick City Gallery of Art.
29 High Meadows, Gouldavoher, Limerick.
Cork's longest established and most prominent art society, honouring the
Irish historical painter Daniel
Maclise. Membership is over 100 and includes amateur and experienced
artists in the mediums of acrylic, watercolour, oil, gouache and mixed
Mill Street Studios
Artist studios in the centre of Dublin with exhibition space for hire.
Also has a spacious gallery area available for hire and a small 15 seater
video theatre with surround audio.
A: Mill Street, Dublin 8
Dublin based visual art collective with five
core members collaborating with other artists, graphic designers and musicians.
Karl Burke, Rhona Byrne, Mark Garry, Gillian Kane, Gavin Murphy.
Moxie Art Collective
All members of Moxie studied Fine Art in Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art,
Design and Technology and graduated in 2006. Eimear Aherne, David Bailey,
Gillian Carroll, Jonathan Curran, Anita Delaney, Sheena Dempsey, Hannah
Doyle, Rory Draper, Ross Mackay, Keith McCann, Aoife Merrigan, Michael
Murphy, Fiona O'Connor, Kelly O'Connor, and Kathryn Ryan.
Founded in Cork City in 1989, in response
to a need among exponents of Irish sculpture
for affordable studio space and ancilliary services.
Albert Road, Cork City.
Projector is a collective of artists established in late 2006. Formed
by core members John Carter, Anthony Kelly and Jay Roche it aims to create
an arena for creative activity in the visual arts. By providing support
and funding it hopes to allow its artists to bring projects to completion.
It encourages collaboration and an open attitude to authorship.
SEED is a Dublin based group devoted to developing creative projects connecting
Irish art and science, including informal salons, exhibitions, workshops
The Talbot Gallery and Studios were established in the Summer of 2005
by Elaine Grainger to promote emerging artists and to provide a space
they can work and exhibit.
A: Talbot Gallery and Studios, 51 Talbot Street, Dublin 1
Westmeath Artists Movement
WAM is a collective of Westmeath artists working in a variety of media:
including visual artists, sculptors, film makers, actors, writers and
musicians, but all with the common goal of developing the arts