Fenton Gallery - NOW CLOSED
Review of Art Gallery in Cork City: Group/Solo Shows, Artists Represented, Opening Hours.

Irish Art Exhibitions

For a list of the most valuable
works of art to be sold at auction:
Top 10 Most Expensive Paintings.

For reviews of the best museums
of arts in Ireland, see:
- National Gallery of Ireland
- National Museum of Ireland
- Irish Museum of Modern Art
- Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin
- Chester Beatty Library
- Trinity College Dublin Library
- National Self-Portrait Collection
- The Hunt Museum (Limerick)
- Ulster Museum.

Fenton Gallery - NOW CLOSED!

Founded in 2000 by Nuala Fenton - formerly the Exhibitions Officer at the prestigious Crawford Art Gallery - the Fenton Gallery is Cork City's leading contemporary art venue and is dedicated to showing works by Ireland's most innovative and interesting visual artists. Exhibits encompass artworks in most media, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints and ceramics. In its choice of artists, the Fenton Gallery's program emphasises its Cork roots while also promoting a range of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. The Fenton Gallery occupies 2000-square foot area on the ground floor of a converted warehouse complex close to Washington Street at Wandesdford Quay, alongside the River Lee. The gallery opens onto a large sculpture courtyard. The Fenton Gallery abuts the the Backwater Artists Group, and to Cork Printmakers - art studios converted by Cork City Council in order to provide affordable studio space.

For a list of the top priced
works by Irish artists, see:
Most Expensive Irish Paintings.


The Fenton Gallery has a reputation for hosting big names like Tony O'Malley, Barrie Cooke and Dorothy Cross, as well as contemporary shows featuring younger Irish artists, and several mixed themed shows. Previous exhibitions have included collections by: Martin Gale, Gary Coyle, Colin Crotty, Megan Eustace and Sibyl Montague, John Kelly, Alan Boardman, Ciarán Cronin and Tonia Kehoe, Ciarán Lennon, Sheenagh Geoghegan, Louis le Brocquy, Neil Shawcross, Gottfried Helnwein, Tom Climent and Paddy McCann, Basil Blackshaw, Linda Quinlan, Patrick Ireland, Michael Mulcahy, Ita Freeney, Katherine Boucher Beug, Janet Mullarney and Vivienne Griffin, William Crozier, John Byrne, Patrick Scott, Charles Tyrrell, Sean Scully, Hughie O'Donoghue and many others, including numerous Cork artists.

Annual Group Exhibition

Each December, the Fenton Gallery hosts a major group exhibition. The December 2007 show featured top visual artists from across Ireland including several of the above names and also works by: Robert Armstrong, Cormac Boydell, Peter Collis, Diana Copperwhite, Helen Farrell, Pat Harris, Gillian Lawler, Anne Madden, Alice Maher, Colin Martin, Bernie Masterson, Paul McKinley, Simon McWilliams, Nick Miller, Makiko Nakamura, Eilis O’Connell, Jane O’Malley, Dermot Seymour, Angie Shanahan, Stuart Shils, Pamina Stewart, Jennifer Trouton, Andrew Vickery, Sarah Walker, and Keith Wilson.

Gallery Viewing Hours

Tuesday-Saturday: 10.30am-6pm.

For more information about the Irish and Cork art represented by the Gallery, its solo or group art shows and the services it offers to art-buyers and corporate collectors, contact:

Fenton Gallery
5 Wandesford Quay
Phone: 021-431-5294
Website: artireland.net

Art Galleries Around the World

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• For details of other Munster fine art exhibitions and collections, see: Irish Art Galleries and Museums.
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• For more about cultural events in Cork, see: Irish Art Guide.
• For other art galleries in Cork city, see also, Buckley Fine Art, The Lavit and The Vangard Gallery.

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