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Welcome to the Arts Department

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Image: Marie Holohan; Mags Darcy on the way to the All Ireland from the exhibition 'Crocodile Sky'


Mission Statement

Our aim is to improve the quality of life for the citizens of County Wexford by enabling people to engage in high quality arts experiences and by stimulating and supporting standards of excellence among artists in their practice.

The Arts Department may issue opportunities by email to individuals and groups on our Arts Database.  If you wish to avail of this service, please submit your contact details and your area of arts interest to

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News and Opportunities

Music Generation - Invitation for Written Submissions

Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, which was initiated by Music Network in 2010, and is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds and the Department of Education and Skills. Under Phase 2 of the initiative, there is currently €3 million available nationally to support the development of exciting and sustainable music performance educational programmes for children and young people from 0-18 years of age.

Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board is partnering with Wexford and Waterford County Councils to develop a proposal under the programme and are looking for the general public to get involved by inviting people to make written submissions to help us shape this application.

For more information on how to get involved please see  Music Generation


'Crocodile Sky' Art & Writing practices from Wexford 

Exhibition runs until 19th May 2017

The Street, County Hall, Carricklawn, Wexford

Everybody Welcome

For more information please see Crocodile Sky - Art & writing practices from Wexford 

For pictures of the opening please see Official Opening of 'Crocodile Sky'


 Living Arts Project 2016/2017

The Living Arts Project is a long-term visual arts educational scheme which consolidates the existing partnership between the Arts Department of Wexford County Council (WCC) and Wexford Arts Centre (WAC), and intends to make engagement with, and understanding of, the fundamentals of contemporary visual art even more attainable for local audiences.

Living Arts Video 



Free guided tour of the Wexford County Art Collection

We are currently reviewing how best to deliver public access to the collection.  We will revert as soon as possible.  For enquiries about the collection please contact the Arts Department by email at


Wexford County Council Art Collection Website

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View the County Art Collection, developed by Wexford County Council, over the last 20 years.  

Works of major Irish and international artists, such as Neil Shawcross, Louis le Brocquy, Colin Davidson, Judith Pfaff and Mary Swanzy are on show, with artists’ biographies and commentary on the various pieces.  Local artists such as  Francis Danby, Paul Funge and Paddy Lennon, are included also.

The website promotes the total collection to arts enthusiasts and is a valuable educational tool for schools and colleges.  Images have been extensively tagged to make the website a fully interactive learning environment and there are external links to artists’ own websites and galleries where further works may be viewed. 

“Wexford people can be very proud of their County Art Collection” said John Carley, Director of Services. “It is an impressive body of paintings, prints, photographs, tapestry and sculpture. This website allow people examine the total Collection & engage with it in new, creative ways.”



Arts Department Contact Details

County Arts Officer: Liz Burns

Staff:  Susan Murphy

           Lisa Fortune


T: 053 9196369 053 9196441 E: F:

The Arts Department, Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford

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