Waterford City & County Council's Arts resource site

The RHA Waterford Selection

Exhibition continues until September 10th 2016.

Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery is pleased to present The RHA Waterford Selection, an exhibition comprising of 39 works from the Waterford Municipal Art Collection.  The pieces on display were carefully selected by Patrick Murphy, Director of the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, for exhibition in the RHA in 2015.

Waterford City consistently collected contemporary art from the late 1930’s through to the early seventies. Funds to acquire art were made available by the City Council, which from time to time were combined with the Arts Council Joint Purchase Scheme. Donations to the collection were made on a regular basis by the Haverty Trust and from local collections. Waterford’s Municipal Collection is a strong representative collection of Irish art of the 20th Century. “

 – Patrick Murphy, Director, Royal Hibernian Academy

The exhibition takes a chronological look at the collection’s RHA members, with works ranging from 1880 to 2008 in mediums of oil, gouache, watercolour, pastel, print and mixed media.

Artist include Paul Henry, William Conor, Martin Gale, Evie Hone, Dermod O’ Brien, Mainie Jellet, Harry Kernoff, Grace Henry, Jack B. Yeats and many more…

Address: Greyfriars Municipal Gallery, Greyfriars Street, Waterford.

Open: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm

T: 076110 2983. Email: greyfriars@waterfordcouncil.ie



“Inland”  oil on canvas, 1982

Artist: Martin Gale RHA (b.1949)

© Waterford Municipal Art Collection



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