In-spire Galerie is an independent contemporary art space located in the heart of Dublin.
The gallery is an ideal space for both exhibitions and various events. In the past we have provided a space for art workshops, yoga classes, and even business meetings as the featured artwork provides a lively backdrop. We are based in the city centre and are a stones throw away from Busáras Central station and Connolly Dart station. Also, across from the gallery is a large parking area at the Irish Life Centre.
The main floor of the gallery is divided into two rooms and with its high ceilings and victorian windows it is an excellent creative environment. Downstairs, the basement offers a fine area for smaller events and exhibitions. The space was not purpose-built and in the past was a Georgian-style town house.
In-spire Galerie is primarily focused with developing relationships with professional artists from around the world and providing emerging and well established artists alike with an uninhibited platform to display their work. We are constantly looking for creative people with passion, unique style, captivating technique, and innovative ideas.
Our mission is to enrich the Irish art scene with fascinating works of international artists and to cultivate a community of artists and art lovers alike. Thus, we strive to make our exhibitions as accessible as possible and raise awareness not just for the gallery, but more importantly the artists themselves. Through our workshops and classes we endeavour to evoke the inner-artist in us all and teach those with no prior experience or training the basic skills of creating art.
We are excited to have been a part of the artistic community in Dublin for the past nine years and look forward to being part of it for many years to come. If you are enthusiastic about art and the Inspire Galerie feel free to look through our website to see how you can join our growing community.
Sofia Monika Swatek is the founder of the Inspire Galerie. She is an artist based in Dublin since 2007 and has successfully continued developing her career internationally as a painter. In 2008 she established the MadArt Gallery for which she was the curator. In 2012 she opened the Inspire Galerie in the heart of Dublin.
Dino Notaro is the chief curator of the Inspire Galerie. He is Irish-Italian and was born in Dublin. Over the years has travelled exstensively and collaborated with artists both in Ireland and abroad. After curating Younousse Tamekloe's solo exhibition at the gallery in May 2014 he joined In-spire team in October 2014. He has played a crucial role in developing the new look of the gallery and in aquring artists for our resident collection. Dino overlooks the day to day running of the gallery and admistration of exhibitions.
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