South Tipperary Art Group

The group, started its life in September 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 craftspeople of Clonmel and the South Tipperary region.

There are just two of the core founder members still active in the Organisation  (Maureen Purcell and Nellie O’Brien)

In the intervening time STAG has grown from strength to strength since it’s inception in 1968.

Our adult members, are from 19 years upwards. This number fluctuates as people relocate to or from the town but generally there are approximately 45 members at any one time in Adult 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.

New members are always welcome.

There are about 60 members in Junior STAG, which is the limit of membership for juniors. 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.