Past Events

Here you will find images and dates from many of our past events below. Many other events and exhibitions are at present being organised and the dates for these will be announced as they become available.

The Studio Upstairs in the South Tipperary Arts Centre is now open for Renting on a morning, afternoon and evening basis. Contact us for details.


Explore the Senses, CTI exhibition May 2017



Exhibition November 2016

A joint exhibition by Artists Els Borghart, Belgium and Declan Kelly, Dundalk running in the Arts Centre on Sunday 27th November to 16th December 2016.

Nelson Street

Exhibition September 2016

'Message from the Unconscious' A range of drawings and paintings Caroline Reilly-Ryan.

Nelson Street


Exhibition September 2016

'Art for All' A range of photographs and paintings contributed by artists from the South Tipperary area, as part of our 20th Anniversary Celebration.

Nelson Street




Exhibition September 2016

Felt 2010 to 2016. Images on Felt by Andy Kenny, Wexford.

Nelson Street




Exhibition August 2016

Exhibition in our newly refurbished Nelson St. premises. 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.' by Robert Ballagh. This is a nine canvas work that first hung in the 5 Star Supermarket in Clonmel in the mid 70's.

The exhibition was from Tuesday 2nd to Wed 17th August 2016.

Nelson Street



Exhibition Feb/Mar 2016

Opening at the Main Guard on Thursday 3rd MArch at 7 pm.
'1916 in Print' an Exhibition of the printed media of the period.


1916 poster

Exhibition Jan 2016

Opening at the Main Guard on Thursday 21st January at 7 pm. 'A RETROSPECTIVE' featuring works of the late Michael Burke.

See the Launch here

M. Burke


Exhibition Nov 2015

'Second Skin' an exhibition exploring the potential of living, designing and producing clothing and textiles in Ireland. Second Skin is one of the core exhibitions in the Irish Design 2015 touring programme that highlights the calibre of Irish design across a broad range of disciplines. Curated by Louise Allen.

See the Official Opening here

Second Skin


September Exhibition 2015

Passionate about Pastels By David Sweet & Emma Colbert.

alan wells


August Exhibition 2015

Home Town by Claire Lambe.

alan wells


July Exhibition 2015

Landscapes & Portraits by Alan Wells.

alan wells



Exhibition June 2015

Pen & Pixel is an annual (held this year in the Arts Centre)public multimedia exhibition held by the students of Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) located at the Clonmel campus.




Exhibition May 2015

Kinetic art encompasses a variety of overlapping techniques and artistic styles.

This is an exhibition of work by a wide variety of graduate art students from the CTI Senior College of Further Education, Clonmel.

It encompasses work from both of the QQI (FETAC) Level 6 programmes on offer along with a sampling of work from the two Level 5 courses. One of the main ideals of the Senior College has always been for the students to strive forward and to progress onto being the type of artists they desire. May it be by continuing onto further third level education, becoming a practicing artist in their own right or working in their community, we have always believed in the values of lifelong learning and the ability in everyone to do what they want to do, and follow their ambitions. The exhibition ran from the 14th - 28th May.

April Foals



'April Foals' Exhibition 9th April 2015

An exhibition of new works by award winning and widely acclaimed Equine and Wildlife artist Tony O'Connor. Tony who hails from Moyvane, North Kerry and now lives in Cork, where he operats from his White Tree Studio. He has had sellout shows wherever he exhibited over the last number of years. His works can be seen all over the world and is getting the notice it rightly deserves.

April Foals




'Drawn to the light' – an exhibition of works by artist Ann Brennan. From 10th to 28 March.

Draen to the light



'days that are no more' – an exhibition of Art and Poetry by Joe Noonan. From 6th to 28 February.

days that are no more


‘My Canine Companion – Autism Service Dogs’ Exhibition closed on Sat 31 January 2015 and was a great success. It featured works donated by artists from the area in support of this worthy charity.

See video of the opening here on the Gallery page




New Works - John Keating's exhibition opened on 7th Nov last. A short video can be seen of the opening in the Gallery section.

J Keating



Bog Bodies - An exhibition by artist John Dwyer ran from October 16th until November 1st 2014. John uses the Irish landscape as a catalyst to investigate issues of permanence and temporality. The body acts as a symbol of both because of its preservation within a constantly changing environment. Many thanks to all who visited.



Hands On - An exhibition by local artist and sculptor Barry Ormond ran from September 5th to October 4th. His work is inspired by topics of cultural importance with influences from Irish mythology and modern Irish culture. Thank you to all who visited and for your kind comments about the exhibition.

Pictured above is Barry Ormond at his exhibition Hands On.

Culture Night 19th September 2014 - Our activities in conjunction with culture night included:

Twas a morning in July – by Brendan Kerins (Dir) documentary about the Golden Vale - winner of 2 awards at New York Film Festival.

Race The Drop - by South Tipperary Emsemble. A community film set in rural Ireland c.1898.

and with Poetry with John Fitzgerald, gallery talks by local artist and sculptor Barry Ormond and a free walking Treasure Hunt for families.

Craft demonstrations: Including potter Claire Molloy, students from CTI FETAC art courses and crafts from out regular tutor Elke Wilson.
- Draw your own T-shirt design, then bring it home and iron it on.
- Salt Dough – come in and make your own piece of art.
- Paper craft with Elke Wilson – including creative designs with Angelina Fibres, seen below...


August 2014 Fashion Design Camp: Our activities included Introduction to Design through creation of paper structures, textile creation, weaving, felting, knotting, yarn making, texture & fabric manipulation. At the end of the camp everyone had: A unique T-shirt, various small accesories and a unique pair of canvas shoes...

Inside/Out: An exhibition by artists Aoife Fitzgerald and Loughlin Kealy ran through August 2014 and was appreciated by many visitors.

Above left; artsist Aoife and Loughlin exchange thoughts and above right they were joined for the opening, pictured left to right are- Cllr. Siobhan Ambrose (Board member STAC), Dr Don Thornhill (former secretary General of the Dept. of Education and Science and Executive Chair of the Higher Education Authority), Blathnaid Ni' Rathaille (CE Supervisor Clonmel Arts Ltd.), Aoife Fitzgerald (Artist), Maureen Purcell, Patricia O'Meara (Manager STAC), Dolores Fennessy, Loughlin Kealy (Artist)

Summer Camps 2014: Our summer camps ran for two weeks of July in our studio upstairs and in the gallery downstairs.

Summer Camp activities 2014

...week one of summer camp passed fast with lots of creative fun to enjoy...

...plenty of fune being had in week two...

...and our Graffiti Camp during July came up with this creation...

Paint, Pots & Prints: Through June our gallery held mixed exhibition featuring work by artists and photographers - Ann Brennan, Blawin Clancy, Rayleen Clancy, Colette Messinger, Gareth Thomas, Rob Cantwell and ceramicist Claire Molloy.


Festival Cluain Meala: Each Wednesday during June our upstairs studio had free workshops creating Bunting, Flags, Shields and Costumes with free lunch included.

Visual Parallels: A collection of work created by CTI Senior College students, from the Fine Art, Silversmithing and Jewellery Design courses FETAC level 6 ran from May 8th to May 29th. Fabulous creative work was on show, many thanks to all who came to see the exhibition.

Easter Camp 2014: From April 22nd through 25th the children's Easter Camp included creative activities such as self portraits, mask making, drama, story telling and pointillism picture making. We all had a lot of fun being creative.

Close To Nature: An Exhibition of paintings by artist Sarah Corner ran from April 4th until 3rd May showing many reflections of rural Tippearay.


Abundance- An exhibition of creative artwork by Mary Wallace ran from 27th February until 2nd April 2014 followed by a workshop on April 12th.

PHOTOS FROM YOUR PHONE: An exhibition of photos by the teenagers of Tipperary ran from 22nd January 2014 until 25th February. Many thanks to all who visited the exhibition and all who sent in their photos, the standard of photography on show was fabulous. Highlights of the exhibition later went on show at other locations including LIT Campus-Clonmel during April, Carrick on Suir library during May and showgrounds Shopping Centre, Clonmel until September.

...Photos From Your Phone installation at Showgrounds, Clonmel...

Duplex- An exhibition by Robin Daly and Gary Kearney ran from 15th November 2013 up until Christmas.

Abstract Reality - Paintings and Photographs by Cathy Walsh, ran from October 4th until 12th November 2013. Below are two examples of Cathy's paintings that were on show. Thank you all for your interest in the exhibition.


Memoirs Of My Travels - an exhibition by Tom Fitzgerald originally envisaged to run for one week within our second floor studio was extended until mid November due to popular demand. Many thanks to all who came to see the exhibition.

Tom Fitzgerald opening night gathering

Poles Apart - An exhibition by Aidan Clinton and Barry P. Lynch ran from 4th September and until 1st October. Thank you to all visitors to the exhibition and for your comments.


Lands Like No Other - A solo exhibition of paintings by Sinéad Hehir ran from 9th August to 31st August and brought well over 100 people to the opening night. Her inspiring work was enjoyed by many visitors, many thanks to all for your kind comments.


Down to Earth - An exhibition by artist Tony Oakey ran until 7th August 2013. Many thanks to all for your kind comments about the exhibition.


Only Foals and Horses - An exhibition by equine artist Tony O'Connor ran until 6th July 2013. Many thanks to all who attended the exhibition and to all who came to Tony's workshop on the final day.

Tony's facebook page

opening night of Only Foals and Horses


Summer childrens' activities at the Arts Centre for 2013

GRAFFITI ART for teenagers

ran for the weeks of 24th June until 28th June...and the week of 29th July until 2nd August...

11:00 am - 1:00pm, €60 for the week including materials.

Graffiti art on T-Shirts, Canvas Shoes, Tie-dye and Printing.

Arts and crafts for younger children

ran from Monday 1st July to Friday 5th.

Art & Craft for children aged 5-12

ran from Monday 8th July to Friday 12th 

Arts & Craft for children aged 5 -12.


Get Snapping-

South Tipperary Arts Centre in conjunction with Clonmel Photo Centre, had a Photo Competition for Primary Schools running until June 2013. Many thanks to all the children who entered the competition, a high standard of photography was enjoyed.

Bealtaine Festival 2013-

  • Bealtaine Festival 2013 theme is ‘Grow Happy’ , a nationwide celebration of creativity as we age.  To this end STAC has a FREE Creative Card making workshop for Adults of all ages with Elke on Wednesday 15th. May from 10. 30am to 12. 30 p.m.
  • STAC ran  ‘Bridge the Gap Gig’ a concert on Thursday night 30th. May commencing at 7. 00 p.m. This is a concert with young and older singers and musicians coming together in the Arts Centre to celebrate ‘Creativity as we age’. See Gallery for Video of concert.

LE CHÉILE- An exhibition of local artists.

The Le Cheile Artists had a splendid exhibition in the Arts Centre until the 18th. May. Many thanks to all who contributed.

Awkward Beauty - An exhibition of sculpture by Ayelet Lalor ran from March 6th to April 26th 2013. Thanks to all visitors and for your kind words about the exhibition.



"Springtime of Hope" Exhibition of work by the Artists of Cluain Training Centre - Closed Saturday 23rd February 2013. Many thanks to the Cluain artists for participating in the show. Congratulations to all who sold at the exhibition.

Through the Lens- An open Photographic Exhibition in the Arts Centre running from late November 2012 To January 2013.

...[A contribution to Through The Lens exhibition by Anthony Hawkins and Emma Hickey]...

Geraldine Folan, Professional Artist from Bearna in Galway held an Exhibition of her work from the end of October 2012 for over two weeks. An Art workshop for Adults with Geraldine took place during her Exhibition on the Sat 24th and Sun 25th Nov 2012.

Reco, the Magician and Balloon man with Face Painting took place in the Arts Centre on Saturday 27th October 2012 for all the kiddies only €7 Parents Free!

Philip Quinn , Sculptor Holycross, gave a workshop at the Arts Centre in November 2012 as well as having an Exhibition of his sculptures.

Mistura Art Group with Sinead Brannigan and other Arts and Crafts people in Tipperaryl came together in an Exhibition in the Arts Centre.

A Gig by the 'Voice of Cork', Jimmy Crowley, Folk Singer, took place in the South Tipperary Arts Centre on Thursday night 27th September 2012 at 8 p.m. Booking were made at the Arts Centre, Nelson St., Clonmel €10 adults €8 students & Seniors

'Made in Tipperary' Exhibition took place at the end of September 2012 and continued until mid October. An exhibition by 26 Art workers from Co Tipperary.

On Thursday the 21st of February 2013 we had a fundraising concert here in our Gallery on Nelson Street Clonmel featuring;

Classical Guitarist Peter Richmond, UK
Support Classical Guitarist Liam O’Reilly, Clonmel
Poet Mary O’Gorman, Clonmel

Thank you to everyone who came to support the evening.