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Christmas Open Studios

Bridge Street Studios invite you to kick off the Christmas season with a visit to our Studios, Gallery and Shop.

Our Gallery & Shop is on the first floor of our centuries-old grain store and our workshops and studios are spread over the first, second and third floor. All the pieces in the gallery are made here in Bridge Street Studios. In the Gallery, you will find Art and Craft gifts to fulfil all your gift buying needs.

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Crafty Kids Art Summer Camp – 16th July 2018

Crafty Kids art summer school in Bridge Street Studios, Dundalk offers an exciting range of activities including painting, drawing, collage, printing and pottery in a professional artists studio.

While having fun we will focus on skill development,  exploring techniques & encouraging individual creativity in the week-long art summer school.

10am – 2pm Monday – Friday

For 6-12 years max of 14 places per week

Cost €140 including all materials

Week 1 – 16th to 20th July 2018

Book Crafty Kids Art Summer Camp >>

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Just Like Soho – an exhibition of new work by Bridge Street Studios in The Basement Gallery, An Tain Arts Centre, Dundalk

The artists of Bridge Street Studios declare their eclectic relationships with their space, place and each other with a dynamic and diverse exhibition of work in ceramics, textiles, painting, jewellery and mixed media. Artists include Orla Barry, Rachel Tinniswood, Mary Cowan, Sarah McKenna, Fiona Quigley, Orlaith Cullinane, Bróna Carty, and Caoilfionn Murphy O’Hanlon.

The exhibition will be opened by Daire O’Connell on Thursday 7th June at 7pm.

the exhibition will continue 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Saturday until 21st July 2018

Workshops and Artists talks in An Tain and Bridge Street Studios through the exhibition.

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS – All workshops are free – but spaces are limited, please book in advance!

AT AN TAIN ARTS CENTRE

– Adult’s Felting workshop with Rachel Tinniswood | Saturday 9th June at 1pm | Book Rachel Tinniswood Felt Workshop

– Adult’s Felting workshop with Caoilfionn Murphy O’Hanlon | Saturday 16th June at 1pm | Book Caoilfionn Murphy O’Hanlon Felt Workshop

– Children’s Printmaking workshop with Mary Cowan | Saturday 30th June at 1pm | Book  Mary Cowan Kids Print Workshop

AT BRIDGE STREET STUDIOS

Bridge Street Studios 20/20 Artist Talk

Thurs 21st June | 7pm

Bridge Street Studio Artists will give 20/20 presentations on their work and inspirations. Each artist will show twenty slides and talk for twenty seconds in relation to each image. This should be an insightful evening with no doubt some humour included. The Gallery and studios will be open for people to look around.

Tickets are free but places are limited – booking required

Book Tickets for 20:20 here 

Bridge Street Studios Artists Tour & Talks

Bridge Street Studio Artists will give a tour of the studios, which is situated in a two hundred year old granary store. The studio comprises of a gallery/shop and artists spaces situated over three floors. There will be demonstrations and artists will talk about their own practice in relationship to the current exhibition, “Just Like Soho”

Tickets are free but places are limited – booking required

Book Tickets for Bridge Street Studios Artist Talks

 

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Open Studios & Spring Sale

To start of our Saturday openings we have an array of bargains to be had!

Sarah McKenna Ceramics has a fantastic end of line sale, and Rachel Tinniswood textiles will have 20% off all stock!

Put it in your diary!!

2.30pm – 6pm Saturday 14th April

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Creative Kids Mid Term Art Course with Sarah McKenna

Creative Kids Spring Mid Term Art Course in Bridge Street Studios, Dundalk offers an exciting range  of activities including painting, drawing, collage, printing and pottery in a purpose built classroom.

While having fun at Creative Kids Spring Mid Term Art Course in Dundalk we will focus on skill development,  exploring techniques & encouraging individual creativity in this 2 day course.

9.30am – 1.30pm   Thursday 15th & Friday 16th February 2018

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Open Studios Weekend

Don’t miss the Bridge Street Studio’s and Gateway Gallery & Shop open weekend, with special treats for all those who attend on the weekend – a fantastic draw, special offers and discounts plus our traditional mulled wine

Come along and buy direct from the designers and makers

Caoilfionn Murphy O’Hanlon, Rachel Tinniswood, Fiona Quigley, Orla Barry, Orlaith Cullinane, Mary Cowan and Sarah McKenna

Open Friday 1st December 2pm – 9pm, Satuday 2nd and Sunday 3rd 12pm – 6pm

The Studios Gallery & Shop will be open each Friday & Saturday in December 12pm – 6pm

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Louth Craftmark Winter Fair

The extraordinarily beautiful setting of Bellurgan Park House, Dundalk, will host the first Louth Craftmark Winter Fair on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 17, 18 and 19.

And planty of Bridge Street Studios members with their work on display too!

Catch up with Caoilfionn Murphy O’Hanlon, Rachel Tinniswood, Orla Barry, Fiona Quigley, Mary Cowan and Sarah McKenna over the 3 day event.

Get your complimentary ticket, valued at €5, here.

http://www.louthcraftmark.com/members/event/louth-craftmark-fair-2017/?instance_id=15

Louth Craftmark Designers Network is a group of 50 makers and visual artists based in and around County Louth. This is their first retail fair. The creative disciplines of its membership include Ceramics, Print, Jewellery, Textiles, Woodwork, Furniture, Sculpture and Painting.

This is a high quality craft fair with a difference. Louth Craftmark is a unique collective of North East-based talented craftspeople, who have come together to provide mutual support.

The Louth Craftmark Fair offers a showcase of the finest locally made crafts. It presents a pre-Christmas opportunity to purchase quality products with local provenance in the beautiful, historic setting of Bellurgan Park House.

The Fair takes place from 1.00pm to 9.00pm on the Friday, and from 10.00am to 6.00pm on the Saturday and Sunday.
Set within its own 390 acres of land, the 18th century house, with its completely original features, proves is an incomparable location.

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Art in the Yard

‘Art in the Yard’ A One Day Arts & Crafts Art in the Yard 2017 - One Day Arts & Crafts Festival DundalkFestival in Bridge Street Studios on Sunday 11th June 11am -5pm

Limited Numbers Book Your Tickets Now!

Admission €5

All day Demonstrations by Orla Barry, Sarah McKenna, Rachel Tinniswood, Mary Cowan, Caoilfionn Murphy O’Hanlon, Fiona Quigley, & Orlaith Cullinane

Also Live Music, Spoken Word and Refreshments

Free hands on taster workshops throughout the day!

11am – 1pm

30 minute hands on Workshops in Printmaking with Orlaith Cullinane & Rachel Tinniswood, Feltmaking with Caoilfionn Murphy O’Hanlon, Ceramics with Sarah McKenna & Painting with Orla Barry.

1pm – 3pm

30 minute hands on Workshops in Batik with Fiona Quigley, Printmaking with Orlaith Cullinane & Orla Barry, Ceramics with Mary Cowan, & Textiles with Rachel Tinniswood

3pm – 5pm

30 minute hands on Workshops in Printmaking with Mary Cowan, Feltmaking wth Caoilfionn Murphy O’Hanlon, Ceramics with Sarah McKenna & Batik with Fiona Quigley

BUY TICKETS HERE>>


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Workspaces Available

We have a studio space available on the top floor. Rent is €135 per month plus bills. Setup include 24 hour access, broadband wifi, a classroom space and a gallery area.

Orlaith Culliane is subletting my studio space in Bridge Street Studios once again. The space will be available from May 15 – Jun 15 and for the whole month of August, minimum stay is for a week. Rent, including bills, will be at the rock bottom rate of €25 a week – can you afford to pass this by?

If you are interested in either of these opportunities please email us news@bridgestreetstudios.com

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Crafty Kids Art Easter Course in Dundalk

Crafty Kids Art Easter Course in Dundalk

Crafty Kids Easter Art School in Bridge Street Studios, Dundalk offers an exciting range  of activities including painting, drawing, collage, printing and pottery in a purpose built classroom.

While having fun  we will focus on skill development,  exploring techniques & encouraging individual creativity in the week long art summer school.

9.30am – 1pm   Monday 10th April, Tuesday 11th April &  Wednesday 12th April 2017

or

2pm – 5.30pm   Monday 10th April, Tuesday 11th April & Wednesday 12th April 2017

or

9.30am – 1pm   Tuesday 18th April, Wednesday 19th April &  Thursday 20th April 2017

For 6-12 years max of 14 places per course

Cost €90 including all materials

Book Now and pay in full to get our EARLY BIRD RATE* €80 (*expires 18th March)
Or Pay €30 Deposit now to secure your spot and pay normal rate €90 (€60 balance due 10th April)

BOOK HERE >

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