About Us

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 wider audiences than previously available to them.
Since its inaugural exhibition in September 2018, which was held in the beautifully restored historic Newbridge Town Hall, PopUpArt Newbridge exhibitions have become an integral part of the Kildare Fine Art landscape, having facilitated in excess of 200 local “Kildare Connected” artists at exhibition venues which include the Riverbank Arts Centre -Newbridge, Grá Gallery – Naas, The Whitewater Shopping centre – Newbridge, Newbridge Town Hall and Charlotte Mall, with a minimum of three exhibitions scheduled each year, curated by Eilis Kavanagh.

Not to be defeated by the Global Pandemic hiccup in operations this new Virtual PopUpArt
Newbridge virtual online gallery was created to continue to support and allow the collective of artists showcase their work during 2021. The success of the virtual gallery led to invitations to exhibit in the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge during July, The Grá Collective Art Gallery – Naas for the months of July and August and the Whitewater Shopping Centre for 3 weeks in September to great acclaim. For Christmas 2021, the “Online Exhibition ran for the month of December and could be viewed on http://www.popupartnewbridge.com and the “Walk in” at Unit 1/2 Charlotte Mall, Newbridge, Co. Kildare which ran from December 1st -15th inclusive .

During 2022 we ran five successful community focused exhibitions, being invited back to the Riverbank Arts Centre, and the Whitewater Shopping Centre in addition to McAuley Place – Naas, and the beautifully restored Historic Town Hall in Newbridge.

2023 Started off well with two “mini” exhibitions in the Whitewater Shopping Centre to celebrate St Brigid and St Patricks Weekends. We continue to support our Local “Kildare Connected “artists by facilitating yet another “On Line” and “Walk In “exhibition which will coincide with the June Fest 2023. The Virtual exhibition can be seen on http://www.popupartnewbridge and the “Walk in” The Whitewater Shopping Centre – Main Street, Newbridge -the Virtual exhibition will run until further notice. Our Database of Artists continues to grow, with numbers currently in excess of 200 high quality artists of all genres many of whom have exhibited with us since 2018.

Now that PopUpArt Newbridge is a well-established self-supporting Community, initiative you can look forward, over the coming years to enjoy the diverse work of such highly talented local artists, virtually and physically. Our Website and social media platforms are updated with each new event. You can contact the Artists direct or through this website.