The PopUpArt – Newbridge initiative is the brainchild of Eilis Kavanagh, a Newbridge Based Landscape Artist who, in 2018, identified the need for an exhibition space for the wealth of talented Kildare connected Artists to enable them to showcase their work to a wider audience.
Since 2018 the PopUpArt Newbridge exhibitions have become part of the Kildare Fine Art Landscape with three exhibitions scheduled each year in the amazing Historic Newbridge Town Hall. However, with the onset of Covid 19, these exhibitions were put on hold. Not to be defeated by Covid and in order to continue to support the local artists, this new PopUpArt Newbridge online Virtual Gallery was created to continue to allow artists to showcase their work.
During 2021 PopUpArt Newbridge successful launched their virtual gallery, the success of which resulted in invitations to exhibit at Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge during July, The Gra Collective Art Gallery in Naas for the months of July and August and Whitewater Shopping Centre for 3 weeks in September to huge success and our Christmas Exhibition in Charlotte Mall, Newbridge.
Building on the success of 2021 – to date in 2022, we have had four very successful exhibitions one in the Riverbank Art Centre and two in the Whitewater Shopping Centre. We continue to evolve with are current Christmas Art Fair in Newbridge Town Hall.
Our Database of Artists continues to grow and with new Artists joining us all the time, our numbers are now in excess of 130 high-quality artists of all genres, many of whom have exhibited with us since 2018; you can look forward, over the continuing years, to enjoying the diverse work of such highly talented Artists.