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‘Recent Works: Donations, Acquisitions, Commissions’ – Waterford

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Key recent works, newly gifted, purchased or commissioned by the Waterford Gallery of Art (WGOA) and the Waterford Arts Office are on exhibition at the gallery until 3 September, 2022.

Much of the work on show for ‘Recent Works: Donations, Acquisitions, Commissions’ has rarely been seen on public display. 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.

The artworks are 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 Lemon, Waterford Cultural Quarter films celebrating the rich heritage of O’Connell Street and work in progress by SETU graduate and Waterford Collection of Art Graduate Award winner Rhys Wallace. There is a courtyard wall mural by Denis Power as well as a 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 on 8 September, 2022.         

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

Address: 31-32 O’Connell Street, Waterford, Co. Waterford, X91 RR2R.

Entrance to the exhibition, which is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm is free to all.

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