See & Do

  • The MART

Art Galleries

The MART is home to contemporary art galleries, shop, studios, the MART office which are available to hire for short or long term for a wide range of events and occasions.

As an organisation MART has been around since 2006. The galleries are exciting and new and they aim to bring what they have learnt from colleagues in galleries across the world to bring you an accessible, creative and cultural hub.

Gallery 1 – (80 sq metre or 860 sq ft)
Large open front space with a very high roof (approx 10 metre high). This is where the old fire trucks used to sit! Featuring large red doors that open right onto
Rathmines High Street!

Gallery 2 - (43 sq metre or 462 sq ft)
The back gallery is capable of complete darkness.
THE MART has an open call for bookings for:
(Due to license restrictions the gallery does not cater for late night events past 11pm, nor any event that does not focus on promoting the visual arts)
• Exhibitions (usually 10:00-18:00)
A contemporary Art exhibition; work must fall under Film/Video, Installation, Performance, Sculpture or Digital/New Media.
• Day or Evening Event (8:00–23:00)
This may be a once of performance, workshop or cultural event that reflect MART’s objectives.
• Filming, Photoshoots
The old fire station boasts exposed brickwork, high ceilings, georgian architecture and great natural light…… ideal for filming or photoshoots.
• Screenings & Theatre
Gallery 2 is capable of complete darkness for your screening, play or performance, while Gallery 1 is ideal for any large scale shows.
• Workshops
Art/Cultural workshops may be held within the building on a rental basis.
• Market & Shop
The MART has an open call for vendors for the Summer & Christmas Markets. Visit their Market Page. There is a quirky art shop where local designers, artists and makers sell their work on a daily basis… pop in and see what is in stock which changes on a weekly basis.


190a Rathmines Road Lower