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Shaw Gallery

The brainchild of art-collector Stephen Vaughan (28), The Shaw Gallery at 23 Washington Street is one of Cork's newest galleries for talented young Irish artists. Open since May 2006, its success to date is due entirely to Vaughan's rapport with emerging artists and his colossal work rate. With 25 exhibitions under his belt, and growing contacts with top-class painters both here and in Europe, he is turning the Shaw Gallery into one of Cork's most interesting art venues for any collector looking for high quality Irish contemporary art. He also sources works by established artists, so if you're looking for that elusive painting by your favourite Irish master, give him a call. He's very approachable and he loves what he does.

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Intimate and Informal

The gallery itself - conveniently located 200-300 yards from Patrick Street - is small enough to be intimate, large enough to hold a crowd. And it's bright and relaxed, with none of the oppressive formality you see in some of the more traditional venues. A great place to browse during the day, as I discovered.

For artists, it's a great place to hold a solo show [note: half of the gallery's 25 exhibitions have been first solo shows for the artists concerned] and Vaughan says he may be expanding into Dublin.

Artists Represented

Among the painters represented by The Shaw Gallery are: the expressionists Ben Crawford and Mieke Vanmechelen, the satirical figure painter Anthony Ruby, the noted 'hand-painter' Bill Griffin, the contemporary landscape painter Con Cremin, the award-winning Limerick-based illustrator and caricaturist Darek Zejmo, the versatile Belfast-born Fran McCann, the classical realist Grzegorz Laskowski, the Cubist-style Hugh Delap, the master printmaker Johnny Bugler, the award-winning Crawford graduate Rachel Burke, the fantasy painter Nell Collins, the Welsh-born sports artist Vittorio Cerefice FRSA, the Donegal-based portraitist Stephen Bennett and the Andy Warhol protege Steve Kaufman, to name but a few.

Gallery Opening Hours

10.30 - 17.30, Tuesday - Saturday or by appointment.

Contact Details

Stephen Vaughan
Shaw Gallery,
23 Washington Street West,
Tel: 021 4905944

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