16 Aug 2022

Dundalk artists announce latest exhibition as part of SEEK Arts Festival

Bridge Street Studios

The Bridge Street Studio's artist collective, which was first formed in 1996

Local Dundalk artists have announced a new exhibition of Irish art, set to be part of the local SEEK Contemporary Urban Arts Festival, which begins later this month.

Bridge Street Studios have announced “HIDE”, which will be a showcase of “authentic Irish art and craft”, with ceramics, drawing, mixed media, painting and textiles all set to be featured.

The exhibition will launch on July 31st, when SEEK also kicks off, with the public able to visit Bridge Street Studios from 10am until 5pm each day throughout the week.

According to the group, there will be opportunities to meet the local artists and purchase original artwork. They have also said that the studio will strictly follow current government Covid-19 guidelines.

“We are so excited to be part of the SEEK Contemporary Urban Arts Festival programme this year,” said ceramicist Sarah McKenna.

“We have been very busy creating behind closed doors, and we can’t wait to showcase our new work, inspired by the history of Dundalk’s many iconic figures. We are really looking forward to welcoming people back into our gallery.”

The gallery itself is located in a 250-year-old grain store, and is one of the oldest and largest independent art collectives in Ireland since it was formed in 1996.

Bridge Street Studios are comprised of seven professional artists and craftspeople, taking inspiration from the themes covered by SEEK muralists. 

Their works this year will link back to Dundalk’s unique history and heritage.

Those interested in attending the festival can find out more at

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