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 have been successful in not only launching their virtual gallery, the success of which, resulted in invitations to exhibit 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 – todate in 2022, we have had two very successful exhibitions during the month of June in the Riverbank Art Centre and Whitewater Shopping Centre. We continue to evolve with further exhibitions scheduled throughout this year.
Our Database of Artists continues to grow and with new Artists joining us all the time, our numbers are now in excess of 90 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.