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F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio

Opened in September 2008, the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio celebrates the work of the sculptor, Frederick Edward McWilliam, who was born in Newry Street, Banbridge on 30 April 1909. A contemporary and friend of Henry Moore, McWilliam made his name in London and established a reputation as one of the most important sculptors of his generation.

When McWilliam died on 3rd May 1992, his estate gifted the contents of his studio comprising of maquettes, sketches, photographs, tools and materials, plus a number of sculptures, to Banbridge District Council. After several years of research a suitable site and funding was found to commence work on a purpose built gallery, sculpture garden and replica of McWilliam's studio. Designed by Kennedy Fitzgerald and Associates the Gallery is conveniently situated on the main Belfast to Dublin road and includes Banbridge Tourist Information Centre, a gift shop and the awarding winning café Quails at the Gallery.

As well as a permanent display of F.E. McWilliam's work, the Gallery and garden host temporary exhibitions of Irish and international art. Recent exhibitions include major shows of Basil Blackshaw, Rita Duffy, T.P. Flanagan and William Scott. A regular programme of lectures, art classes and events for adults and children are also popular. To date, the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio has attracted over 43,000 visitors per annum and has established a reputation as one of the best art galleries in Ireland.


Opening times:
Updated re-opening times from 024 May 2021 Monday - Saturday (June, July, August) 10am - 5pm, Sunday closed

Tel: 028 4062 3322
Address: 200 Newry Road, Banbridge, Co. Down, BT32 3NB


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