VTOS Photographic Exhibition
Our current exhibition features 17 students from VTOS Wexford who studied photography under the keen eye of Maurice Cloake. A small end of year show it features a single photograph by each of the student selected with their tutor to reflect the variety of subject matters that interested the students as well as highlighting the skills they learned. Our first VTOS Photography Exhibition was held last Summer and proved very popular with visitors to the gallery. The offical opening of the exhiition takes place on Tuesday 28th May at 7.30pm, our guest speaker is photographer, Martin Doyle.
Field of Dreams by Paul Maloney
"Field of Dreams" is a new series of original artist's prints by Paul Maloney which went on display at the Gallery from Saturday 18th May. To mark the occasion Paul gave a portrait demonstration in the gallery and you can see "the master's" work by dropping in to the gallery (alternatively look at the photo on the right). Paul paints horses, cattle and other animals in the fields about his home in Barntown, Co. Wexford. The paintings reflect the spirit of the animal in a certain time and place. The animals and landscapes are set in "the golden hour" of morning or evening. The "Field of Dreams" prints come in five different framed sizes and each print is in a limited edition signed and numbered by the artist. Paul is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design. He exhibits at home and abroad in group shows and as a solo artist. Paul has been a regular exhibitor at The Denis Collins Gallery and The Rosslare Gallery. He was the Winner at Europe's largest plein air painting festival, "Art in the Open". "Field of Dreams" will be on exhibition until 8th June at The Denis Collins Gallery, Custom House Quay Wexford.
The Enniscorthy Showcase Exhibition is organised in conjunction with The Presentation Centre Enniscorthy and is designed to showcase a snapshot of the best art being made by artists from or living in Enniscorthy. Running for the month of June the official opening will take place on Thusrday 6th June at 8.00pm. All are welcome to come along and see an excellent group of artists that includes Julie Moorhouse, Fintan Ryan, John Busher, Oonagh Latchford, Zane Sutra, Mairead Stafford, Matt Doyle, Lar Joyce and Desmond McCarhty and another dozen excellent artists.
The Gallery has re-opened for the Season and we have many delights to entertain you. New artists include photographer Simon Bates from Kimore, Donal McPolin from Dublin with wonderful prints of Irish boats, Painter Jimmy Kinch from Dundalk now living in Australia has a wonderful beach painting and Wexford arist Kevin Lewis has brought us two excellent Rosslare paintings. Drop down to stroll on the beach and see some art - our current opening hours are 11.00am to 4.00pm, Friday to Sunday or when the door is open,
Jacque's Seafood Restaurant @Sidetracks
In conjunction with our neighbour Fergie Kehoe we have a permanent display of paintings with a nautical theme at the excellent eaterie at Custom House Quay on the corner of Anne Street. Currently on show at the restaurant are pieces by Maeve Doherty, Trevor Woods, Michael McGuire and Michael McWilliams.
Mrs Stone's Tearooms at Wells House
Up the Gorey road in Wells House we have a small display of prints by the ever excellent Simone Walsh of Bridgetown in Mrs Stone's Tearooms. Wells House is well worth a visit, it has beautiful gardens, a magnificent house and craft village and of course the wonderful tearooms.
The Denis Collins Gallery (formerly Art Upstairs) is an independent contemporary art gallery in the heart of Wexford town.
The gallery is owned and managed by Denis Collins who has over 30 years experience curating, organising, designing and touring exhibitions in the public and private sphere.
Our immediate aim is to present a series of exhibitions by Wexford and Irish artists - some of whom are well known in Wexford and others who will be seen in Wexford for the first time.
So whether you are a person who loves to bring art home with them or a person who likes to visit and enjoy; you will be welcome at The Denis Collins Gallery.
Above: Man & Horse from VTOS Photograhic Exhibition
Below: Hannah Ryan with her portrait painted by Paul Maloney whose new range of prints "Field of Dreams" is currently on exhibition in The Denis Collins Gallery.