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Soma Gallery on Lombard Street is Waterford’s foremost contemporary exhibition space. Based in a former sweet factory, just around the corner from the Viking Triangle, Soma, when in exhibition, is open Thursdays to Saturdays from noon to 5pm.

Since its establishment four years ago, the artist-led contemporary gallery has become known for its high profile art exhibitions as well as for being an unusual and versatile space. Following a three month renovation programme the gallery re-opened with a series of exhibitions exploring societal conventions. It also undertook its first major schools outreach programme in collaboration with Waterford City Council and artist Christine O’Brien Shanahan .

Soma was founded in 2009 by Artist Paul Hallahan and Waterford City Arts Officer Conor Nolan as a home for emerging artists and contemporary practises. Its current artistic director is Jacquelyn Johnson.

If you would like to be part of Soma’s volunteer programme or would like to contribute in other ways, please contact Jacquelyn via email.

Procedures for submissions for exhibitions will be published shortly.

Soma Contemporary Gallery, 6 Lombard Street Waterford. www.somagallery.ie



  1. annabelkonig
    August 29, 2015

    HI. Wondering what your opening times are and if you are open on this Monday coming.
    annabel konig

    • waterfordarts
      September 15, 2015

      Hi Annabel,
      Just saw this now. Soma is open Wednesday through Saturday this week 1.30pm to 5pm. Friday night is Culture Night so it will be open to 8pm.

      Regards – Conor Nolan

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