Dr Noelle Campbell Sharp, Founder of the Cill Rialaig Project which has restored a pre famine village in Co. Kerry and hosted more than 3,500 artists from Ireland and around the world is the director of Origin Gallery 37 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin.
The gallery has a reputation for both Irish and International artists who are either well established or emerging. The gallery has exhibited an array of artists to name a few Kurt Jackson (UK), Andrew Painter (FR), Elizabeth Cope (IRE), Linda Graham (IRE), Suzy O’ Mullane (IRE), Cathy Hayes (IRE), Margo Banks (IRE), Eddie Cahill (IRE), Gary Robinson (IRE), John Kingerlee (IRE), John Duffy (IRE), Brian Ferran (IRE), Phoebe Cope (IRE) as well as group shows featuring artists such as Susan Morley, Rod Coyne, Brian Lynch, Ken Browne, Neal Greig, Eithne Healy, Bob Lynn, Ross Stewart…
The gallery itself is a fine example of Georgian architecture with elegant rooms featuring beautiful ceiling plasterwork which has been restored. It is located in what is called the posh part of town near Merrion Square gardens, only a short 8 minute walk from Stephens Green and the Shelbourne Hotel.
The Gallery in 2014 created an ART TRAIL to some of Dublin’s top hotels, many of whom now feature significant paintings which they purchased from Origin Gallery. There have been many celebrity openers of exhibitions including Mick Jagger, Gerry Hall, Gerard Matisse grandson of Henri Matisse, and Prime Ministers, Ministers, TDs, actors, film stars and musicians.
There are only 8 exhibitions a year usually lasting a month each.
Origin Gallery is situated opposite the famous United Arts Club founded by WB Yeats and Lady Gregory. The gallery collaborates with the club in events.
10am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. After hours by special appointment.
Some weekend viewings
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