SOMA Gallery on Lombard Street is Waterford’s foremost contemporary exhibition space. Based in a former sweet factory, just around the corner from the Viking Triangle, Soma, when in exhibition, is open Thursdays to Saturdays from noon to 5pm.

Since its establishment four years ago, the artist-led contemporary gallery has become known for its high profile art exhibitions as well as for being an unusual and versatile space. Following a three-month renovation programme, the gallery re-opened with a series of exhibitions exploring societal conventions. It also undertook its first major schools outreach programme in collaboration with Waterford City & County Council and artist Christine O’Brien Shanahan .

SOMA was founded in 2009 by Artist Paul Hallahan and Waterford City Arts Officer Conor Nolan as a home for emerging artists and contemporary practices. Its current artistic director is Jacquelyn Johnson.

If you would like to be part of SOMA’s volunteer programme or would like to contribute in other ways, please contact Jacquelyn via email.

Address: 6, Lombard Street, Waterford

T: 087 150 5625


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