10 Years of SO

10 Years of SO Fine Art Editions photos
Images left to right: Oliver Sears and Catherine O’Riordan at the launch of SO; Catherine O’Riordan packing up South Anne Street gallery and Catherine O’Riordan at the opening of Decennium – Celebrating a decade of SO Fine Art Editions, 2023.

Hard to believe it has been a decade of SO Fine Art Editions already. Over the past 10 years, SO Fine Art Editions had developed an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and an ever-expanding stable of artists. From the early days on Dublin’s South Anne Street to our current location in the ballroom on the 2nd Floor of the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, the gallery has grown and changed to represent current times and trends.

When asking Gallery Director, Catherine O’Riordan about any memories or favourite moments that stood out for her over the past 10 years, she answered that more than a particular moment, having enjoyed 70 exhibitions she has lots of great memories. One thing Catherine is very proud of is the gallery’s ongoing support of young graduates. This can be seen again in the current exhibition Decennium, on in the gallery until August 18, 2023. Catherine also delights in the range of art mediums she showcases from photography to applied arts, paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings… There is always something new and exciting coming in. That in itself is a highlight.

One graduate who established a relationship with Catherine and SO Fine Art is artist Stephen Doyle, he had this to say about the gallery –
“When I left college, I desperately wanted to grab the attention of a gallery in Dublin. I went around and introduced myself, emailed and heard nothing back from anyone. Except for Catherine at SO, who invited me to her gallery for a chat. I will forever be so grateful to her for giving me an opportunity when I needed one. Ever since, she and her team have supported me and I find it lucky to be associated with SO Fine Art Editions.”

Long time friend and artist Niall Naessens had this to say “I know Catherine O’Riordan since the eighties. It has been a pleasure and fun to work with her and her gallery crew on many SO shows and projects. I am especially appreciative for the support of SO during my show ‘Good Morning Mister Turner’ at the National Gallery of Ireland in 2018. Happy Birthday SO Fine Art Editions.”

With lots of well wishes coming thick and fast, SO looks forward to the next chapter, the next exhibition and the new and exciting artworks that SO Fine Art Editions has the privilege of showcasing.