The Waterford Gallery of Art, 21st July to 3rd Sept 2022

‘Untitled Portrait of a Woman’ by Frances Kelly

A new free exhibition launches this summer at the Waterford Gallery of Art showcasing recent additions to their collection and a preview of some of the exciting works in progress.

This exhibition presents key artworks newly gifted, purchased or commissioned by the Waterford Gallery of Art (WGOA) and the Waterford Arts Office. Much of the work on show has rarely been seen on public display before. Exhibiting these significant additions to the Waterford Collection of Art acknowledges the generosity and foresight of those that have helped to further enrich the cultural heritage of Waterford and the South East.

On view will be artworks by Letitia Marion Hamilton (RHA), Geraldine O’Brien, Harry Kernoff, Lillian Davidson (ARHA), Rebecca Shackleton, Frances Kelly (ARHA), Josephine Webb, Damaris Lysaght, Fr. Jack Hanlon, Tony Ryan, Anna Moore­­ and Patric Stevenson (PPRUA).

The exhibition also features: recently commissioned poetry in partnership with the Waterford literary journal The Waxed LemonWaterford Cultural Quarter films celebrating the rich heritage of O’Connell Street; work in progress by SETU graduate and Waterford Collection of Art Graduate Award winner, Rhys Wallace; courtyard wall mural by Denis Power; documentary short film on Una Sealy (RHA) whose painting ‘Portrait of Caoilfhionn Hanton, Waterford’ was commissioned by Waterford City and County Council and featured in the
Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts (RHA) Annual Exhibition 2022 (this work will be shown in the upcoming WGOA exhibition, ‘Portraits: People & Place’ opening 8th September 2022).

Waterford City and County Council, Waterford Gallery of Art, and Waterford Arts Office wish to thank and acknowledge: John Sexton and the family of Oswald Reeves; The Sweeney family in memory of Eric Sweeny; David Sheehan in memory of Thomas and Ei­­­lish Sheehan; Family and friends of Anna Moore.

”The important and growing collection, and its developing profile in the cultural life of the city, represent a vital theme in Waterford’s history, which deserves celebration and appreciation.”

(Professor Roy Foster, Waterford Municipal Art Collection – A History and Catalogue by Peter Jordan, 2006)


21st July – September 3rd, 2022

Launch and Private View, August 4th, 2022, 6pm,

Times: The gallery is open to the public Wednesday -Saturday, 10am-5pm – Free for all.

The Waterford Gallery of Art, 31-32 O’Connell street, Waterford


21 Jul 2022 - 03 Sep 2022


Waterford Gallery of Art
31-32 O'Connell Street, Waterford

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