The purpose of this site is to cater to the needs of our members in relation to their artistic endeavours and to promote their work to a wider audience in Ireland and abroad and also as a means of enhancing communication between all members and to share resources within the group. Through the pages of this site it is intended to provide interesting and enjoyable content as well as offering for sale, the fruits of our members work. This site will have dynamic content. It is expected that there will be updates at least on a monthly basis, so it is suggested that you bookmark the site so that you can find it again later. Bookmark by clicking Here
To promote Art in its broadest sense and the love of Art/Craft and Creativity in the Community and to facilitate Art/craft courses for young and old, advantaged and disadvantaged in Clonmel and South Tipperary.
The group, started its life in Sept 1968 when a small number of enthusiastic amateur artists who were attending art courses in the local Central Technical Institute in Clonmel at the time, got together with three of the Art Teachers from that college to form the South Tipperary Art Group (S.T.A.G.), for the artists and crafstpeople of Clonmel and the South Tipperary region. There are just three of the core founder members still active in the Organisation which has grown from strength to strength in the past 42 years.
Our adult members, are from 19 years upwards. This number fluctuates as people relocate to or from the town but generally there are approx. 45 members at any one time in Adult STAG. New members are always welcome. There are about 48 members in Junior STAG. The only criteria for membership in the Adult section is to have followed at least one basic art course and to be non-professional. Age is the only criteria for membership in the Junior section i.e. from age 9 years to Leaving Certificate Examination (usually 18 to 19 years of age). As places are limited in Junior STAG there is always a waiting list in operation.