Art Galleries

Eoghan Kavanagh, Skyline Gallery Given Kenmare’s serene […]


Eoghan Kavanagh, Skyline Gallery

Given Kenmare’s serene setting and the spectacular surroundings, many artists have been drawn to the area creating a small but vibrant art scene. A number of art galleries in Kenmare showcase the work of established and emerging artists.

Mill Cove Gallery on the Main Street exhibits an eclectic and exciting mix of paintings, ceramics, prints and sculpture of Irish and Ireland based artists.  The gallery provides a sampling of the work on show at their larger exhibition space, located at the home of the artist John Brennan (who runs the Mill Cove Gallery) overlooking the sea in Castletownbere on the Beara Peninsula, where they have a sculpture garden spread out over 4 acres.

Skyline Gallery on Henry Street was established by landscape photographer Eoghan Kavanagh to exhibit his dramatic work.  Of course, for someone in his line of work it made sense to base himself in close proximity to some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery.  Photographs can be ordered either with or without a frame and each photograph is archival, signed and editioned.

 A recent addition is the Kenmare Art Space, an artist’s cooperative that showcases the work of 6 local artists, with one of the six usually present behind the desk. It’s a lovely airy space with a mix of paintings, pottery and prints.  And just down the street you will find the Studio Gallery space of Christine Bowen (who is also part of the Kenmare Art Space cooperative) who will warmly welcome you into her workspace.

The Purcell Gallery also on the Main Street specialises in locally based artists and their interpretations of the local landscape.