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/1146
  • Title: Victor Waddington Galleries
  • Date: [1925] - 1957
  • Gallery Type:
    • Commercial

Contact Details:

  • Address: 8 South Anne Street
    Dublin 2


Victor Waddington Galleries presented European Modern art and artists of the British avant-garde in an Irish context. In 1939, Waddington brought 270 works by Irish artists represented by the gallery to New York to coincide with the World's Fair and the opening of the new the Museum of Modern Art building. following Waddington's move to London in 1957, many of the gallery artists were taken on by Leo Smith of the Dawson Gallery. NIVAL holds a file on this gallery.