Pop-up Galleries.

Every year an intrepid band of artists from near and far, independently colonise the nooks and crannies of Carlow town. Remember to leave the splendours of Festival HQ to go on your own art safari around town. Locations are on our map but you may come across additional hidden surprises out there too – let us know @Carlowarts.


Carlow Photographic Society with Exposure 13.                                                    Carlow Collage will explore storytelling using photo collages to showcase Carlow and its people, places and activities. This is the 13th annual exhibition of the work of members of Carlow Photographic Society.

Map Location A: 11 Dublin St.


Transplanted an exhibition of portraits by Nuala Grogan. “I arrived from Clare in 1984. Adapting to Carlow was easy, apart from the cold everything else was very similar to where I came from. I was therefore often curious about others who have been transplanted into life in Carlow”

Map Location B: 10 Dublin St.


Blueprint is an artists network providing a platform for contemporary visual art, as well as performance, literature and other art forms. Founded in 2008, core members are Anthony Walsh, Brandon McLane and Mary Cullen Kelly.  Over 40 artists have exhibited under the Blueprint umbrella including Brian Bastick, Katie Watchorn, Rosalind Murray, Tadhg McSweeney, Ian Mannion, Brigid Teehan, Maureen Phelan and Adam Bohanna.

Map Location C: Bagenal Court.


Barrow Valley Art Group exhibition comprises works in oils, watercolour, acrylic, pastel and mixed media. Styles vary from representational, to abstract, impressionism and expressionistic work. The group was established in 1973 and comprises professional, semi-professional and amateur artists.

Map Location D: St Mary’s Community House opposite the Town Hall

Opening times Saturday-Sunday 12pm – 6pm and Monday-Friday 11am – 6pm

Launch 7.30pm on Saturday 11 June @ 7.pm



Exhibition by Lily O’Rourke.

Exhibition by Mary Brennan

Exhibition by Sally Ashmore, Noreen Madden, Helen O’Meara & Abby Kehoe

All at Map Location E: Carlow Cathedral Parish Centre


FORM Designmade in Carlow will be showcasing multidisciplinary skills and introducing work from three new members. Meet the makers and enjoy some of Carlow’s best crafts, including jewellery, ceramics, stone and textiles.

Map Location F: County Library


A Passion Shared by Lorraine Hayden, Pat Grassick & Mary Clare Nolan.

Map Location F: County Library


Exhibition by Attracta Carbery.

Map Location G: Seven Oaks Hotel