Waterford City & County Council's Arts resource site


Greyfriars  1Greyfriars Municipal Gallery, Greyfriars Street, Waterford
This former Methodist church dates from the mid-nineteenth century and is situated in the historic quarter of Waterford city – the Viking Triangle – close to Reginald’s Tower, the Medieval Museum, and Christ Church Cathedral. It was converted to it’s new space at the turn of the 20th century and officially opened as Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery in May 2001.

The gallery primarily hosts exhibitions of selected artworks from the Waterford Municipal Art Collection.  Founded in the late 1930s, the collection contains over four hundred artworks including some of Irelands leading 20th century painters e.g. Jack B.Yeats, Paul Henry, Evie Hone, Louis LeBrocquy, and contemporary artists, e.g. Hughie O’Donoghue, Donald Teskey, Kathleen Delaney, and Breda Lynch. Greyfriars Gallery also occasionally hosts contemporary art, music, poetry, and literature events, and participates in the Waterford Imagine Arts Festival (each October), the Waterford Film Festival (each November).  .

With it’s excellent location, atmospheric ambience, audio-visual technical facilities, and generous wall space, Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery is currently the premiere venue for visual art in Waterford city, and second only to Garter Lane Theatre in terms of suitability for other community-based art events.

Admission Free. Opening hours: Tue – Sat 11am – 5pm (including lunchtime) throughout the year.
Tel: (353) 51 849857    E: arts@waterfordcity.ie    https://www.facebook.com/GreyfriarsMunicipalGallery
greyfriars 2            HOCC Greyfriars


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  2. Linda Ryan
    February 25, 2016

    Hi when is your next cultural night .

    When is the next art exhibition please

    • waterfordarts
      March 18, 2016

      Hi Linda,
      Culture Night will probably be either September 16th or 23rd – we are waiting on the Department of the Arts to make a decision. We currently have fab exhibitions in both Greyfriars (group show “30, Artists, Spaces, Places”) and Soma Contemporary Gallery (Solo show “Memento Mori” – Breda Lynch). Next show in Greyfriars will be the RHA Waterford show opening in late May.
      – Conor

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