Gorey has a long standing artistic tradition dating back to 1968 with the opening of the Gorey Arts Centre which was the first centre of its kind in Ireland outside of Dublin.
Gorey Educational Trust LTD trading as Gorey School of Art is a registered charity (CHY 15873) with 8 directors. It is an independent, voluntary community group actively working with other groups and organisations for the betterment of the artistic and broader communities of Wexford, Ireland. The organisation provides a source of income for artists, facilitators, curators and educators. Gorey School of Art, in partnership with Gorey Community School and Apple, provides accredited education in a range of PLC courses and industry recognised training programmes.
Gorey School of Art is a hive of creative activity and recognised throughout Ireland by key art institutions and organisations as a centre of excellence. We are a small, highly focused school with a staff of practicing artists from around the country. Students and staff promote a wide range of activities within a positive atmosphere. New ideas are always encouraged and developed through studio based projects, one-to-one tutorials, which are professionally relevant and current. Students flourish through project based blocks that allow for the development of artistic identities with an investigative sense that fosters current, innovative and critical thinking. The School is located in a rural community with access to internationally recognised artists and has been contributing to a progressive, vibrant and positive art environment in Wexford since 1994.
In 2014 we opened the doors to our new purpose built multimedia building designed to house exhibitions, talks, workshops and courses in filmmaking, photography, coding and design. We would like to acknowledge the support given to us through the provision of grant aid assistance from Wexford Local Development and the LEADER Programme 2007-2013 as well as the people and businesses of Gorey for their generosity.
We operate an open door policy, so please feel free to drop in and absorb some of the creative air at Gorey School of Art. Visits for perspective students can be arranged on an appointment basis by emailing us directly.
Gorey School of Art,
Mary Ward Lane,
St. Michael’s Road,
General Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions: +353 (0)53 9421000
Studios Only: +353 (0)53 9480935
Opening Hours : Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm
(September – May)