Welcome to Art by Carmel where you can view & purchase original artworks by Award-winning Photographer Carmel M Cleary

Current & Recent Exhibitions

"Portraits: People & Place" Waterford Gallery of Art (WGOA) X91 RR2R 8th September 2022 – 18th March 2023

This new building-wide exhibition presents over fifty key artworks from the Waterford Art Collection, with a particular focus on the different ways that artists have attempted to depict the essence and personality of people and places within their work.

My piece "Red Iron Bridge" was selected from the Waterford Municipal Art Collection for this exhibition as a portrait of place & time. For me it represents my attempt to reclaim an area of peace & tranquilty which was brutally taken from me when I was attacked & stabbed by a 15 year old boy on a mid-summer evening in 1995.

Carmel Cleary with Red Iron Bridge photograph from Waterford Gallery of Art Portraits People & Place exhibition

I was especially honoured that my piece was chosen by Elle Wadding for the Sound & Portraits commission as part of the Imagine Arts Festival October 22

read more on my "Red Iron Bridge" Collection page

read more about the WGOA Portraits: People & Place exhibition until 18th March 2023


"Into the Spotlight" group exhibition at Theatre Royal, Waterford,  August to November 2021 


Kilkenny Arts Festival solo exhibition at Rothe House, Kilkenny 5th - 15th August 2021

Carmel with Tony Strickland AKA Fringe Ambassador