South Tipperary Arts Centre
South Tipperary Arts Centre

South Tipperary Arts Centre in Clonmel was founded over 20 years ago to be a focal point for the arts in Clonmel and County Tipperary. The arts centre is situated in a beautiful, light-filled Modernist building near the River Suir on Nelson Street. The building houses a gallery and a spacious workshop.

Today, our vision is to be a centre of excellence for the arts in Tipperary and to create opportunities for everyone to engage with high-level arts practice. As well as presenting a range of visual arts exhibitions in our gallery space, we also host events such as music, performance, poetry readings and dance. Our studio is used for short term exhibitions & screenings, as well as for a variety of classes and workshops. It is also a rehearsal space for theatre, dance, music, and is available for meetings and seminars.

Our outreach and education work is integral to the success of the arts centre, as one of our key objectives is to engage with a wide and varied range of local people. The Arts Centre would like to thank Tipperary County Council for their ongoing support and funding.  

Arts Centre board members

Loughlin Kealy (Chair) - Professor of Architecture at UCD and former Chair of the Irish Landmark Trust.
James Reilly (Secretary) - Practising solicitor who lives and works in Clonmel
Cllr Siobhan Ambrose - Member of Clonmel Borough Council & South Tipperary County Council
Billy Doyle 
Dolores Fennessy
Phil Shanahan -
 Social Inclusion Programmes Manager with South Tipperary Development Company
Emma Lucy O’Brien
Catherine Marshall -
 Catherine Marshall is an art historian, curator and critical writer.
John Hannafin - Teaches on the BSc's in Creative Multimedia, Digital Animation Production and Game Art & Design in LIT Clonmel.