SEPTEMBER Events & Exhibitions
FINAL OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT @ THE COASTGUARD
Friday September 8th at 8pm
Join us in the Gardens with the Pop Up Movie Club for our final night of singing and (hopefully) dancing to this absolute classic!
Bring your seats or enjoy a blow up chair with a Premium ticket. Snacks, Ice Cream & Soft Drinks available on the night from our cafe window.
Gates open at 8pm and the film will start at 8.30pm.
Tickets available at www.thepopupmovieclub.ie
WHEN HARRY MET SALLY – Saturday September 15th 8pm
A chance meeting between two strangers on a train to New York eventually develops into a friendship. But can it become something more? Based on the classic romantic comedy, “When Harry Met Sally” asks the eternal question: “Can men and women ever be just friends?”
Presented by the always funny and ever talented Theatre Vamps Derek Flynn & Nicola Spendlove, this promises to be a very entertaining night of fun, innuendo and yes….that memorable scene.
Tickets available on Eventbrite :
THE LIFE & SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN – Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd September 8pm
Derek Flynn is proud and excited to present two nights of song & stories along with the very talented Paula Weldon & Lauren Cardiff – performing some of his most popular songs including
Bird On a Wire, Suzanne, So Long Marianne, and of course Hallelujah.
Tickets available on Eventbrite
VISITING ARTISTS FOR SEPTEMBER
MAIN GALLERY – “THE LANGUAGE OF SALT & WATER”
September 4th to 30th
A contemporary exhibition of works by Yvonne Leon, Tasneem Khan, James Horan, Evelyn McNamara and Sile Walsh
CAFE GALLERY – “FISH TALES”
September 4th to 30th
Vitamin Sea Festival Tramore - Sept 15th to 17th
Join us for this growing celebration of everything Tramore has to offer. We are delighted to be a part of the 2023 Vitamin Sea Festival organised by Taste Tramore. Check out www.vitaminseafestival.ie for all weekend events on in Tramore.
EVENTS HAPPENING AT THE COASTGUARD
Saturday 16th – Wellness by the Sea Workshop – ease into the weekend with Katie Duggan as she moves through some very gentle and nurturing practices to help you relax the body and mind. This workshop is in our upstairs gallery with beautiful sea views. Tickets available on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/wellness-by-the-sea-workshop-at-the-coastguard-centre
The ever entertaining Kitti Caboodle will keep the kids happy with her Seafaring Stories and then we celebrate 200yrs of The MetalMan with local historian Paul Brent. Both these events are FREE to attend.
Sunday 17th – Meet the Artist – see the amazing artist Kiki Roosli at work on her easel in our gardens and watch the magic happen. This is also a FREE event.
Garden events are subject weather conditions and may be moved indoors,
August 2003 - Events & Exhibitions
The Colours of our Land & Sea by Carlow artist Anne Deere
Main Gallery – August 6th to September 3rd
Changing Tides by local artist Lillian ‘O Sullivan
Cafe Gallery – August 6th to September 3rd
Special Event - August Outdoor Cinema @ The Coastguard
Relax in the gardens or dance your heart out while watching these summer classics on the big screen. Premium Tickets include a pop up recliner and blanket. Food and drink available on the night. Tickets and further information available at
AUGUST 12TH @8.30PM – SOLD OUT
AUGUST 18TH @8.30PM – SOLD OUT
AUGUST 20th @ 8.30PM – SOLD OUT
AUGUST 13TH @8.30PM – SOLD OUT
July 2023 Events & Exhibitions
A Perfect Stranger – Friday July 21st / Sat 22nd at 8pm – SOLD OUT
Married couple Mark and Sally Driscoll are living a life of luxury in the coastal town of Tramore. One hot summer’s day – when Sally is home alone – a stranger arrives at their door claiming to be someone from their past. The stranger eventually gains Sally’s trust, and she lets him in. Shortly afterwards, Mark arrives home for work, and from there a tense thriller unfolds with twist after twist, leading to a shocking finale.
Tramore based theatre company Theatre Vamps return to us with their new play for one night only. Tickets available on Eventbrite.
Main Gallery – Marcella Meagher Exhibition July 3rd to August 5th
Marcella Brennan Meagher is a Visual artist and Award-Winning Artist, living and working in Waterford City. Primarily focusing on oil painting Marcella explores landscape, equine, portrait and still life. Marcella captures a moment and shares this with her audience pausing the everyday.
Guided by the Old Masters Marcella is interested in the use of lighting and the display of the object using contrasting backgrounds and textures to create movement utilizing light and shadow. Marcella has her working studio artist in Garter Lane Arts Centre.
Isabels Place opens Pop Up Giftshop @ The Coastguard
We are delighted to welcome Isabels Place to Tramore – from July 3rd
Bringing her best selling Irish made gifts & crafts to us here for the Summer. The pop up shop will compliment the range of locally made gifts already available instore. Open from 9am – 4.30pm weekdays and 10am – 4.30pm weekends and Bank holidays ….. make sure to call in and have a browse with your coffee!
June 2023 Events & Exhibitions
Main Gallery – On the Shoreline of Being by Partick Conyngham May 29th – June 30th
Patrick was born in Drogheda, Co Louth in 1959. He lives and works in County Monaghan as an artist poet and writer, with his wife Siobhan also an artist and a painting conservator.
My exhibition of paintings is entitled ‘On the shoreline of being’, because the Coastguard Gallery is physically situated so very close to the sea. The sea with its openness and expansiveness is an indicator in my mind at least, of the subconscious.
The very nature of my work serves to show the blurred lines between being and non being, between imagination and the spirit of a thing, with the aim perhaps of stimulating an enquiry in those looking at the colourful mixed media paintings. Hopefully this gives rise to a feeling of being on the edge of something else, even something unknown and mysterious. The paintings hover between abstraction and figuration, using colour and tone to describe what is often from an intuitive source
Cafe Art – Fleeting, Vanishing and Returning by Siobhan Conyngham May 29th to June 30th
The work is about the land, the earth, the cosmos and our place as humans in that. It attempts to explore the elements around us and the feelings they inspire. Themes that reoccur are the cycle of nature and all that encompasses, the changing and fleeting nature of everything.
The exhibition includes some landscape based panels and canvases as well as some more abstracted ‘calm’ paintings which act as a pause or meditation.
They are mostly fairly small and are glimpses or snapshots of our constantly altering environment . The cyanotypes on watercolour paper are a contrast in their intense blue, and are all important and symbolic as they are created using earth and grasses, then developed in the sun which feels really appropriate as it is yet another poignant cycle.
May 2023 Events & Exhibitions
Linda Condon Exhibition
Making Your Way Home May 1st – 30th
A dual exhibition of screen printed images exploring places of “Home” in the Waterford & Wexford areas near the river Suir. Plus a series of images journeying through what a sense of home means on a personal level.
Sean Walsh Exhibition
Flights of Fancy April 30th – May 27th
An exhibition of Acylics on canvas and Leaded Painted glass that is structuralist in nature, that is to say the core of each work has at its base a skeleton of lines & curves carefully chosen and and placed in an age old system called Phi D’Or.
April 2023 Events & Exhibitions
Maggie Chapman & Betty Power contine their March exhibition “All Kinds of Everything” in the Upstairs Gallery
Svetlana Tchaikovskaya-Dunnes Watercolours, Pencil Sketches and Prints remain our Cafe Art focus for April
Another exciting local drama production planned for the end of April – full details below ……..
When Harry Met Sally
Friday April 28th 8pm SOLD OUT
The hilarious classic 80’s rom-com is back! Presented by the always funny and ever talented Theatre Vamps Derek Flynn & Nicola Spendlove, this promises to be two very entertaining nights of fun, innuendo and yes….that memorable scene.
Tickets available on Eventbrite :
March 2023 Events & Exhibitions
Written by Derek Flynn of Theatre Vamps and directed by James Power of Stagemad, The Midnight Hotel tells the story of a musician who arrives to perform in the small Irish village of Carraig Dubh. He discovers some ghosts that the locals would rather stay dead and realises that small towns never give up their secrets!
Maggie Chapman & Betty Power
“All kinds of Everything”
A collection of Oil on canvas & board
March 5th – April 1st
A selection of watercolours and pencil drawings with prints available
March 5th – April 1st
February 2023 Events & Exhibitions
February 11th @8pm
Sarah McQuaid’s lush, chocolatey voice combines with her endearing personality, “subtle mastery onstage” (Huffington Post) and “brilliant musicianship” (fRoots) on acoustic and electric guitars, piano and (occasionally) drum to create a truly immersive experience.
THE TUG OF THE MOON Sarah McQuaid @ the Coastguard Cultural Centre reviewed by Liam Murphy
I first heard the Cornwall-based singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid in the Theatre Royal over a decade ago, and her distinctive soprano voice had a celestial quality. She shapes words as if giving them new meaning with her gentle and evocative style. Her contemporary folksongs echo a beautiful sense of being at one with her landscape, her journey, and her inner harmony.
She finished her Irish tour at the Coastguard Cultural Centre, a wonderful, intimate venue, and her rapport and empathy tugged at the hearts of an appreciative audience. Outside, the darkness settled on Tramore Bay, and the moon was shrouded, but musically you could feel the elemental tug of the moon, a sharing and reaching out across a crowded venue.
The stage was set, and her manager and tour audio, Martin Stansbury, eased down the lights, and the room was filled with ‘Sweetness And Pain’ and walking into a coastal mist with ‘Walking Into White’. The folk tune ‘Sprig Of Thyme’ echoed universal myths and foolishness. Her family stories and her children’s inspiration struck a chord with her audience.
She plays acoustic and electric guitar, tomtom and keyboards, and for ‘One Sparrow Down’, she got the audience to sing out animal noises. Her version of Micahel Chapman’s ‘Rabbit Hills’ was a beautiful introduction to an eccentric folk artist who produced several of her CDs. It is worth looking Chapman up on your choice of platform.
‘So Much Rain’ was a topical end to the first part.
After the interval, the ‘Silence Above Us’ was a meditation on ‘what is this world coming to’. Another song, ‘Yellowstone’, about volcanoes and earthquakes, reminded the audience how lucky we could be in our sheltered bubble of happiness. Finally, ‘The Tug Of The Moon’ reminded us of our life’s journey around the sun and how we are slowing down each year, if only by milliseconds.
Bob Dylan’s ‘Tangled Up In Blue’ was beautiful at “keep on, keeping on”. There is a lovely sense of change in this song, “There was music in the cafes at night, and revolution in the air’.
Her version of John Martyn’s ‘Solid Air’ was achingly beautiful, and her voice trembled in the air. The Ewan MacColl song ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ was sublime, and her encore after a standing ovation was a tender lullaby, bridging three generations – ‘Last Song’.
Oil on Canvas
February 6th – March 4th
“There is so much beauty in this world of ours, crashing waves backlit with sunlight, a small child hunting in rockpools, shadows cast by clouds scudding across fields. Every scene is there but a moment and then gone. To capture these transient moments on canvas so that the memory of them is preserved is the challenge.”
Students of Ardscoil na Mara
January 11th – March 3rd
Officially opened by MEP Grace O’Sullivan, the students of Ardscoil na Mara present their colourful art and ceramic pieces for the months of January & February. Showcasing a wide variety of art styles and forms curated by Head of Art Ms Sinead Driver, this exhibition will excite you with it’s energetic emerging talent.
Katie Gaudig Ceramics
January & February
Katie’s series of framed ceramic art is colourful, whimsical and more than a bit fishy! But in such a good way……