TRALEE ART GROUP
A community based group who believe strongly that it is important to develop art in the community and encourage new artists of all ages
Tralee Art Group (TAG) exists to foster an interest in visual art in Tralee and the surrounding area. It provides a meeting point for artists, demonstrations, arranges exhibitions, occasional outings, painting and sketching sessions for its members.
TAG formed in 1979, membership covers a wide geographical area. Our first exhibition was held in the Old Town Hall , with the help of Monsignor Pat Ahern, founder member of Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre, Tralee.
All ages, all learning
Early members included professional artists Sirah Larkin, Mary Flynn, Jeremy Tindale, Jane Savage, Mary Delmage, Ronnie Moore, Jane Hilliard, and Elaine Reardon, who all worked alongside some enthusiastic amateurs.
One member, Helen Shanahan, opened the gallery “Bin Ban” which is now located on the outskirts of Tralee (Fenit side). Another member, founder of the Wellspring Gallery, Louise O’Donnell, is the daughter of Maeve O’Donnell another former member of TAG.
" Colours of Hope "
"To Help Lift the Spirits of Patients & Staff"
Tralee Art Group and University Hospital Kerry have an uplifting initiative, To Adorn the walls of UHK with bright, beautiful, colourful creations. Seventy pieces artwork have been donated by the TAG members & some friends in an effort to raise funds to improve facilities for an age-friendly hospital environment and will be exhibit at UHK for approximately six weeks.
This wonderful exhibition will enhance the space & we hope to bring a smile to all our viewers.
Tralee Art Group met the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. When the first Monday is a bank holiday the meeting is moved to the following Monday. Meeting's take place at Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre located next to Balloonagh Church, Tralee.
New members are always welcome. For more information please feel free to fill in the contact form\email or contact via our social media presence.