Gallery Zozimus has a collection of amazing artworks from Irish and International artists.
November 2007, saw the opening of the newest addition to Dublin’s Arts and Antiques Quarter. We wanted to create a relaxed space so that our clients can view and experience these beautiful artworks and also to facilitate any questions that our visitors have. We have a strict policy of allowing our clients to browse uninterrupted. We believe that have achieved this.
We love art in all its forms but have a special liking for ceramic art however we feel that it is not given proper recognition and we wanted to do something about that.
Our backgrounds are in Banking (Charlie) and Retail (Vincent). We have built up our own small art collections over the years and are delighted to be able to say that we have helped numerous clients to start their own collections of unique original artworks.
In 2020, (yes in the middle of a pandemic) we moved to new premises in 57 Francis St. with our business partner, Niall Mullen of Niall Mullen Antiques. Niall specialises in Art Deco Furniture and in a lot of ways our works compliment each other.
Please call in for a visit and feel free to ask questions about any artwork. Vincent loves to talk!. Our clients have advised us that they engage more with the artwork when they know the inspiration and creative process behind each piece.
We will be hosting regular exhibitions, so if you wish to be notified of these please leave your e mail address and we will include you in our invitations.
Vincent and Charlie
The gallery is named for the famous blind ballad singer and raconteur Michael Moran AKA Zozimus.
MICHAEL MORAN was born about 1794s, in the Liberties of Dublin, in Faddle Alley. A fortnight after birth he went stone blind from illness, and became “thereby a blessing to his parents, who were soon able to send him to rhyme and beg at street corners and at the bridges over the Liffey”.
The best-known of his religious tales was St. Mary of Egypt, a long poem of exceeding solemnity. It told how a “fast woman of Egypt, Mary by name, followed pilgrims to Jerusalem for no good purpose, and then, turning penitent on finding herself withheld from entering the Temple by supernatural interference, fled to the desert and spent the remainder of her life in solitary penance. When at last she was at the point of death, God sent Bishop Zozimus to hear her confession, give her the last sacrament,”
The poem was so popular and so often called, for that Moran was soon nicknamed Zozimus, and by that name is he remembered.