Sunday 19 August 2018

First ever professional managed art space in Gorey School of Art

Sara Gahan

Gorey School of Art has announced the town's first ever professional managed arts space.

'PeripheriesOpen', which will be open to the public for half of the school year, will be launched on Friday, December 1.

Gorey School of Art director Paul Carter said they have been working hard the past six months and, to their delight, have finally secured over €70,000 to advance their facilities and to help refurbish the gallery area.

He said it will located on the ground floor of the Gorey School of Art extension on the Mary Ward Lane, St Michael's Road.

'We made multiple funding applications. A chunk of the money came from the Department of Arts and also the Town and Village Renewal Scheme,' said Paul.

This latest venture from the Gorey School of Art will consist of four major exhibitions throughout the year, with four weeks being put aside for the winter months and an additional 14 weeks in the summer.

Artists can now submit work for consideration by: writing a short biography (350 words maximum) and include name, education, most relevant exhibitions and a brief artist statement; submit six images labelled as title_media_sizeincm_year in JPEG format and the images should not exceed 3MB.

The deadline is November 20 and artists will be paid if selected for an exhibition. To apply, email

Gorey Guardian