DÚN LAOGHAIRE INSTITUTE OF VISUAL ARTS (DIVA)
DIVA is a newly renovated art centre, featuring teaching rooms, artist studios, exhibition spaces, and rooms for hire located right in the heart of Dun Laoghaire at 24 Mellifont Avenue.
DIVA offers exciting creative activities and classes all year round.
This September, we will be starting our after school and weekend art classes covering a wide variety of different artistic themes and mediums. More information on these classes can be found below!
Our light and bright galleries can be hired for independent or group exhibitions, and our two well-equipped artist studios are also available for rental.
We are so excited to announce our current exhibition ‘TOOTH’ which opened on Thursday the 18th of May at DIVA, 24 Mellifont Avenue.
The exhibition runs until June 30th, featuring works from Caoimhe Stopes, Claire Buckley, Lauren Conway, Róisín de Buitléar, Conn McCarrick, Jialin Long, Lorraine Lawlor, Rory Malone, Denise Brophy, Yara Mahajena, Niamh Swanton, Áine Osborne, Siobhan O’Callaghan, Sharon Murphy, Chloe McKeown, Mary Martin, Jordon Etukudoh, Vanessa Zelek, Stephen Turner, Anne McGlynn, Mary Butler, and Sushma Shrivastava.
Opening Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12pm - 4pm.
Tilly Morris graduated from IADT with a First Class Honours in Art. She won the 2020 Emerging Artist award from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
Since graduating, Tilly has taught art at creative summer camps all across Ireland. She spent a year abroad studying at the University of the Arts, Helsinki, where she specialised in sculpture and received training in a variety of interesting art techniques.
Tilly has an expansive interest in art across all mediums. Outside of her passion for sculpture, she grew up painting alongside her grandfather Desmond Morris, the zoologist and surrealist artist.
After two years in the making, she is thrilled to finally offer DIVA as a hub for the creative community.
Annie graduated from IADT in 2020 with a BA First Class Honours in Art.
She specialises in watercolour painting, and has worked in a multitude of different mediums including acrylic, screen print, performance, and photography.
Annie has been teaching art and music for the last six years in various locations all around Dublin. She is looking forward to assisting young artists in celebrating their creativity, and helping them to develop and enhance their own practises.