News & Opportunities

A Message From Mermaid

While our doors remain closed, or infrequently open to small numbers, we wanted to reach out to let you know that we’re still thinking about you. In order to do this and to support Wicklow artists we commissioned artworks by Liing Heaney, Joanna Kidney, Michael Geddis, Brigid O'Brien and Alan Clarke.

Jody O'Neill Commission

Mermaid Arts Centre will commission a new full length play from Bray-based playwright Jody O’Neill in 2021, with support from Rough Magic and the Abbey Theatre and made possible with generous support from the Arts Council.

Yarn Storytelling Festival Bray 2020

East Coast FM Radio Interview with Aoife Demel from Mermaid Arts Centre

Livestreamed Event

Artist's Talk: Enough is Never Enough

Listen back on our live streamed event with artists Melissa O'Faherty, Emma Roche, Joanne Boyle, Chanelle Walshe and Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh.

A gentle meander through the world where art and nature meet.

The Shaking Bog Podcast

Produced by the Shaking Bog Festival in collaboration with Coillte Nature & Mermaid Arts Centre.

Rat King Residency

This highly anticipated new production was due to be presented in Mermaid in July in advance of a Dublin Theatre Festival premiere in October 2020.

Mermaid announces Julie Kelleher as new Artistic Director

Mermaid is delighted to announce the appointment of Julie Kelleher as our new Artistic Director

Customer Update

Welcome back to Mermaid

Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre is delighted to announce we are OPEN!

Mermaid Moments

Shorts & Resources for Little Film Fans (8-12 years)

​Thanks to our screening partner Access Cinema and Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre who run the Discovery Film Festival and curate the wonderful Shorts for Wee and Middle Ones, we're delighted to share with you a selection of short films and resource activities.

Mermaid Moments

Connect Bray Neighbourhood Youth Project with Artist Colm Keegan and young people from Little Bray Project

Artist Colm Keegan (Writer/Playwright/Poet) ran a series of workshops with young people from Little Bray Youth Project at the start of 2020. Colm and the young people have written and created their own spoken word poetry for this special online performance. 

We are Hiring!

Mermaid seeks new Artistic Director

Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre seeks to appoint an Artistic Director to lead the centre into its next exciting phase of development.

Mermaid Moments

Zoom Zoo Workshop with Paul Timoney

Online Arts and Storytelling Workshop with Paul Timoney