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Mayo Day 2023 Art Exhibition

A special Exhibition of Mayo County Council’s Art Collection planned for Mayo Day 2023

This year, as the annual Mayo Day celebrations move to Ballina, a selection of Mayo County Council’s Art Collection will be exhibited on April 29th at the Civic Offices on Arran Place, Ballina.

A group of Ballina artists have spent time exploring the county collection with Mick Smyth of Mayo Artsquad and the Director of Ballina Arts Centre, Paul Cunningham.  This has led to the curation of a specially selected show of artworks that audiences visiting Ballina are encouraged to visit and enjoy on Mayo Day. 

Mayo County Council has been collecting art for many years and has acquired a substantial collection of more than 200 artworks.

The collection includes paintings, prints, photography, sculpture and mixed-media works, by artists from or living in Mayo, or those who have exhibited in the county.  Most of the collection is displayed on a permanent basis in publicly accessible venues and in county council buildings around the county, while the remaining artworks are available for groups and organisation to borrow for short-term loans. 

Mayo County Council has recently added some new works to its collection and are delighted that a number of these will be included in this exhibition.

If you would like further information about the exhibition, please contact or Breda Mayock Or if you would like more information about Mayo County Council’s Art Collection please contact the Arts Service. 

Following Mayo Day, the exhibition will continue until May 5th as part of Mayo County Council Arts Service’s Bealtaine 2023 Programme.  Bealtaine is the national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age. There will be two guided tours of the exhibition on May 2nd and 3rd at 11am. If you would like to join a tour, please book with Mayo County Council Arts Service 094 90 64666 or email

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