Founding Member of the Gorey School of Art

Eamonn Carter was born in Gorey, Co. Wexford. He studied at Waterford Regional College before attending Crawford College of Art, Cork.

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Mijas by Eamonn Carter

Mijas by Eamonn Carter

Since 1984 he has contributed to exhibitions in the RHA as well as in several Dublin galleries. In February 2007 he was Artist in Residence at Cill Rialaig Co. Kerry. In May 2006 he held a solo exhibition at the Leinster Gallery entitled Prairie Series 2004-2006. He was a founding member of the Gorey Artists Foundation in 1999 and in 2002 was a founding member/director of the Gorey School of Art.

“The work is very much about my experiences growing up in Gorey. Community and family are recurrent themes. More recently I have been exploring issues of isolation and displacement. Taking the Native American experience with particular interest in the “Trail of Tears’ or the “ The Lonely March” from Mississippi to Oklahoma”.- Eamonn Carter


Born Wexford, Ireland, 1963

Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, 1974- 1975

Waterford Institute of Technology, 1970- 1974

Solo Exhibitions

Contemporary Irish Art, Wexford Opera Festival, Wexford, 2002

United Arts Club, Dublin, 1994

Masonic Lodge, Gorey, Co. Wexford, 1989

Gorey Arts Centre, Co. Wexford, 1982

Selected Group Exhibitions

Hallward Gallery, Dublin, 1998 – 2003

Taylor Galleries, Dublin, 2001

Vanguard, Cork, 2000


Visual Arts Award, Wexford Arts Centre, 1992

Public Collections

Office of Public Works

Scott Tallon Walker

Willie Clancy Summer School

Institute of Technology Carlow

Wexford County Council

Don Carlos Building, Marbella, Spain

Adam Clayton Private Collections in the United States of America, Canada and Saudi Arabia