Art Galleries

The Norman Gallery, in Monksgrange an 18th century house set in the heart the Irish Countryside at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains has a series of exhibitions throughout the year.  The area is leafy, verdant and well off the beaten track.  If made part of a picnic to the Blackstairs Mountains it could be a very special day indeed. The family at Monsgrange was closely associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement in England and for a time in the 1930s manufactured furniture there. Some examples of this furniture are on display in the gallery.

www.normangallery.com

Newtownbarry Galley in Newtownbarry House just outside Bunclody has several exhibitions during the year in its 19th century gallery.  The house is set in extensive gardens with wide views to Mount Leinster. A visit can be made part of a trip to Mount Leinster or the old village of Clonegal where Huntington Castle is open to the public.

www.newtownbarryhouse.com

Wexford Art Center just off the Bullring at the center of Wexford has a series of exhibitions by mainly local artists throughout the year.

www.wexfordartscentre.ie

Green Acres in Selskar in Wexford is an interesting mix of Art Gallery and Wine Shop run by the owner who is passionate about wine, art and food and his excellent taste in all three make Green acres an interesting place. It has a large purpose built gallery over two floors with superb natural light.

www.greenacres.ie

The Pigyard Gallery in Selskar is a small purpose built gallery, part of Spectrum Art Suppliers. It regularly has one artist shows of contemporary Irish artists.

www.pigyard.com

The Dennis Collins Gallery, Wexford is a young fresh and vital gallery. Right on the quays with most attractive large open windows it begs exploration.

www.artupstairs.com

Eileen GreyEileen Grey a renowned architect and designer born in Brownswood in Enniscorthy in what is now the Enniscorthy Gael Scoil.

She was a contemporary of Corbusier and who ompressed with her work invited her to exhibit with him. She designed two houses in France in the 1920s which have now become architectural landmarks, one of which E1027 is now being restored as a musem.

The National Museum at Griffith Barracks in Dublin has a permanent exhibition of some of her furniture and lacquer work and reproductions of her furniture can be seen in The County Museum in Enniscorthy and in the drawing room in Monart Spa in Enniscorthy.

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