Clyne Gallery Blog

Nomadic Endeavours

June 8th, 2013

Clyne Gallery has been up rooted from its fixed location in Temple Bar and is now a transient space. The Gallery will continually move to suit each exhibition, installation or event.

New exhibitions are at the planning stage.



First Thursdays Dublin

February 26th, 2011

We’re delighted to be on board with First Thursdays Dublin, the new collaborative initiative encouraging Dublin city galleries to open after hours on the first Thursday of every month.

Inspired by First Thursdays in London, ‘First Thursdays Dublin’ will see a number of galleries, including Clyne Gallery, opening between 6 – 8pm on the first Thursday of every month, starting March 3rd 2011. See below for the full list of participating gallery spaces.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy a late evening of art hunting in the heart of the city. Please put us on your list and call in to see the latest work!

Participating Galleries:

Clyne Gallery
Exchange Dublin
Gallery of Photography
Graphic Studio Gallery
Monster Truck Gallery & Studios
No Grants Gallery
Project Arts Centre
Temple Bar Gallery and Studios


January Opening Hours

January 11th, 2011

Gallery Panorama
Happy New Year! A quick note for our customers and friends:

The gallery will operate reduced opening hours for the month of January to facilitate a number of special projects. Doors are open on Fridays and Saturdays between 12pm and 6pm however, so we hope to see you then!


Christmas Events – Each Saturday Until Christmas

December 1st, 2010

The countdown has begun! Christmas is coming and the hunt for unique presents is on!

The Gallery will host a series of Saturday Christmas events with complimentary mince pies and mulled wine*. Escape the hustle and bustle and take the opportunity to view artworks from some of Ireland’s leading creative talents at leisure. We look forward to helping you select the perfect purchase in time for Christmas.

Please join us every Saturday until Christmas to avail of a special 10% discount on all purchases (15% discount on selected works!)

Offer available on the following dates:

Saturday, 4th December 2010
Saturday, 11th December 2010
Saturday, 18th December 2010

Extended opening hours from 11am to 6pm on these dates

*First come, first served. While stocks last!


Exciting New Work

November 20th, 2010

The Gallery collection is building for the Christmas season with new work from all over Ireland.

A deliciously smooth and shiny ‘Creature Comforts’ cabinet arrived by courier on Tuesday to the gallery. This high gloss lacquer creation by Jenny Walsh now stands resplendent on the lower floor. The prototype of this beauty is available at a reduced price and others can be  custom commissioned if you are not in a hurry.

The Gallery also welcomes other new artists, including masters of ceramic creation like Alison Kay whose bold and distinctive forms attract the eye of both the novice collector and our regulars.  Anthony O’Brien, known for his ceramics posted a box of his work yesterday from Mayo… so watch this space as the contents will be revealed here soon!


Summer/Autumn Opening Hours

August 4th, 2010

Summer/Autumn Opening Hours

To suit as many of our customers as possible, the gallery will be open during lunch, late on Thursdays on Saturday afternoons and will open on the following days:

Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday – 11am to 5pm

Thursday – 12pm – 8pm

Saturday – 12pm – 4pm

Outside these hours, please contact us to make an appointment.

Highlights this autumn include our official opening, the launch of a new exhibition and Culture Night on Friday, September 24th. More details to follow!


Word on the Street

July 8th, 2010

New to the area, we’ve been spending a little time getting to know our neighbours, and getting to know the history of the Old City a little better too.

The West End of Temple Bar is certainly steeped in history. Located inside the Viking and Anglo-Norman city walls, this part of the city predates everything else!

We’re located on Exchange Street Upper, tucked behind Parliament Street. Exchange Street was named due to the fact that the led to the Royal Exchange (which has since become the City Hall). Before this however, the street was known as Blind Quay Upper, and even before this as Scarlet Alley – located right across from Cork Hill and Dublin Castle, you can only imagine what this narrow street has witnessed over the centuries. The cobbled street is now home to the Back Lounge (also the Front Lounge), the Paramount Hotel, Exchange Dublin, and most recently the Clyne Gallery.

Cow’s Lane is only a street away too, renowned in Dublin for its weekly Designer Mart, also for the Queen of Tarts cafe, the street offers jewelry, antiques, books – a diverse offering that justifies a snoop.

We’re delighted to be moving into the oldest part of Dublin, and especially looking forward to being part of Dublin’s latest cultural hotbed. If you are a neighbour, a seasoned visitor to the area, or even completely new to the Old City, please call in and say hello. We’ll be happy to see you!


Final Preparations

May 30th, 2010

Final Preparations - The gallery sign is put up!

At last! We’re putting the final touches to the gallery this week. The plinths have been assembled, the walls are painted, our neon-green sign is hung; we’re just waiting for the arrival of the art! This can only mean one thing, the countdown to opening has finally begun.