Right beside the French Church of Grey Friars this former Methodist church dates from the mid-nineteenth century and is situated in the Viking Trinagle of Waterford city. It officially opened as Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery in May 2001.
The gallery primarily hosts exhibitions of selected artworks from the Waterford Municipal Art Collection. Founded in the late 1930s, the collection contains over four hundred artworks including some of Irelands leading 20th century painters e.g. Jack B.Yeats, Paul Henry, Evie Hone, Louis LeBrocquy, and contemporary artists, e.g. Hughie O’Donoghue, Donald Teskey, Kathleen Delaney, and Breda Lynch. Greyfriars Gallery also occasionally hosts contemporary art, music, poetry, and literature events, and participates in the Waterford Imagine Arts Festival (each October), the Waterford Film Festival (each November).
With it’s excellent location, atmospheric ambience, audio-visual technical facilities, and generous wall space, Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery is currently the premiere venue for visual art in Waterford city, and second only to Garter Lane Theatre in terms of suitability for other community-based art events.
Admission Free. Opening hours: Tue – Sat 11am – 5pm (including lunchtime) throughout the year.