About the Gallery Database

The NIVAL Gallery Database has been compiled in order to improve public access to the library's extensive collection of files documenting galleries and exhibition venues throughout Ireland from the early 20th century until the present day.  The Gallery collection is comprised of more than 1200 files containing catalogues, press material and ephemera on Irish group exhibitions and exhibitions by non-Irish artists.

The Gallery Database is a reference resource providing basic details on Irish galleries including name, address, dates of existence, and contact details, as extracted from the hard copy files.  A visit to the library is recommended to researchers seeking a comprehensive view of the file contents.

  • Reference Code: IE/NIVAL GAL/222
  • Title: City Arts Centre
  • Variant Names: City Arts
    The City Centre
    Grapevine Arts Centre
  • Date: 1985 - 2004
  • Gallery Type:
    • Not-for-profit

Contact Details:

  • Address: 23 - 25 Moss Street
    Dublin 2


NIVAL holds files on this gallery.

Formerly The Grapevine Arts Centre (1973-85) and known as The City Centre from 1985 until May 1992, The City Arts Centre was offically opened in 1989. It was a multi-purpose arts centre with facilities for music rehearsal and recording, theatre and two gallery spaces for the visual arts. It had a strong emphasis on community arts and aimed to involve local people and other marginalised groups in its programme. In 2001, it was decided to close the City Arts Centre for two years and begin a strategic review named 'The Civil Arts Inquiry'. The building was sold in 2003.