Promoting art in the community and encouraging 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 and arranges various events, exhibitions, occasional outings and painting and sketching workshops for its members.
TAG formed in 1979 and our first exhibition was held in the Old Town Hall, with the help of Monsignor Pat Ahern, founder member of Siamsa Tíre National Folk Theatre, Tralee.
Today, TAG counts over 40 members from diverse backgrounds and nationalities who work on all types of media and art forms. We are a voluntary driven group, organising all our activities and outings. From time to time, we have benefitted from mentorship from local artists such as Rebekah Wall, Lisa Fingleton and Rebecca Carroll.
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.
And Now for Our Final Exhibition of 2023...!
"Music" will be opening at Siamsa Tire on Thursday , December 7th at 6.30-8pm until January 5th 2024.
A wonderful array of works in different media following the theme of Music! Come along & share in the delight of a lovely evening of artworks, music & refreshments celebrating the season!
Best of TAG
Busy time for TAG members! Excited to invite you to a new exhibition opening in St John's Theatre, Listowel on Friday, November 3rd at 6.30-7.30pm. Entitled "The Best of TAG", it showcases a diverse collection of beautiful, uplifting artworks in a range of media.
Writer & broadcaster, Billy Keane, will officially open the exhibition, so come along and enjoy the experience of the works, the people, the refreshments & also the incredible venue!!
Join us to celebrate the opening of our "Dreams" Exhibition in The Library, Tralee (V92XO92) Thursday, 30th November from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Beautiful, original artworks on display. Prints and cards also for sale. Ideal gift opportunities for family and friends - how about a Tralee Art Group membership? Refreshments will be served with music by Reidun, Harpist.
Free admission. Looking forward to seeing you all on this happy occasion.
Join us to celebrate Oyster Fishing in Tralee Bay, Fenit. Many fishermen and women from Fenit and surrounding areas take part in this seasonal oyster fishery, operating generally from October to December.
Guided by local artist, Rebekah Wall, over the last year, a body of work has been created by ten artists, providing a social commentary on a not very well known local industry which supports families in the area.
Opening on Friday, Oct 20th in the Parish Hall, Fenit, V92 Y8DW. Open daily, Monday to Sunday, at 10am-12 noon and 2pm -4pm until Sunday Nov 5th.
TAG had the wonderful opportunity to celebrate their 40 years in existence with an exhibition in Siamsa Tíre, Tralee, in January 2023.
It was a celebration of the past and present, recognising how artistic creativity has evolved for so many over the last four decades. It was a very special occasion curated by Rebekah Wall.
In 2022, TAG were delighted to organise their first in-person exhibition since 2019.
Light was a wonderful and uplifting display of new artworks created by our members.
The opening night was a great success filled with excitement and a sense of new beginnings.
Tralee Art Group meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre located next to Balloonagh Church, Tralee. Some meetings may be rescheduled due to bank holidays.
For more information please fill in the contact form or contact us via our social media presence or email address below.
New members are always welcome.