The Gallery is a commercial art gallery run by the Yeats Society. The main objective of the Hyde Bridge Gallery is to encourage all artistic endeavours within the local, national and international community. It also provides space for the exhibition of contemporary art, and provides a forum for all artistic endeavours within a historical space.
Located by Douglas Hyde Bridge on the Garavogue River, the Hyde Bridge Gallery is housed on the second floor of the Yeats Memorial Building. Also worth visiting here are the Yeats Photographic Exhibition and the library which provides reading and learning space for students who wish to consult its unique collection of books, and to listen to and view the DVD collection of lectures given at Yeats Summer Schools over more than 55 years.
Coney Island Group Show 18th November – 29th November
Opening Thursday 20th at 6pm
In 2013 a wintertime Coney Island residency was undertaken by this group of five emerging Sligo visual artists. Working together in isolation and uninterrupted by the demands of daily life allowed them to share insights, skills and form a temporary creative community on a small Island in Sligo Bay. These artists have used the residency as an opportunity for creative experimentation and exploration. The work in this show comes of sharing living quarters, studio space, materials and experience within sight of, but inaccessible without difficulty, home. This opportunity for development now culminates in a diverse and exciting exhibition related to the experience.
Emma Stroude, Diane Roemer, Lorna Watkins, Medbh Gillard and Aideen Connolly.
Oliver Tennyson 1st December – 14th December
Oliver lives and works in Co Meath. The things I see around me, like a horse head on the pier of a gate, or a clay swan with flowers growing out of it, that many people would perceive as normal, I tend to perceive as surreal. Inspired by this way of perceiving reality, and with a specific focus on the interest I have in the cultural, historical and spiritual traditions of the island of Ireland, my work can be seen as a fusion or realism and surrealism.
Oliver works in oils, acrylic, and pencil, wood, stone and bronze. He gets his inspiration from the rich, cultural, historical and spiritual traditions of Ireland.