Luan Gallery is Athlone’s contemporary visual art gallery. Situated in the heart of the midlands, Luan Gallery is dedicated to promoting a dynamic contemporary visual art programme. Featuring work of both established and emerging artists from the midlands and beyond, Luan Gallery features an exhibitions programme of both contemporary and traditional art.
Luan Gallery also hosts a variety of educational workshops including classes, talks, workshops and tours. Guided tours are available for every visitor free of cost upon request. Groups are advised to book in advance.
The dedicated art space of Luan Gallery is located on a spectacular site overlooking the River Shannon, adjacent to the town’s historic bridge, Athlone Castle and the Catholic Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. The scheme adapts the town’s historic 1897 Father Mathew Temperance Hall into a contemporary gallery, adding a new wing with state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities and a riverfront gallery space overlooking the Shannon.
The development of the Luan Gallery is part of a larger ‘cultural revival’ programme implemented in the midlands town. Athlone Castle recently re-opened as a state-of-the-art, multi-sensory visitor attraction following an extensive renovation project. Abbey Road Artists’ Studios has also recently established, supporting the professional development of local and visiting arts practitioners in a dedicated space.