Category: Munster – Limerick


Fever to the Form | Group Exhibition at Chapel House, Limerick

28 to 30 April
Opening Thursday 27 April 7pm with Guest Speaker Alice Maher

Limerick School of Art and Design is delighted to present Fever to the Form, a student-run exhibition curated by Cork-based artist Pádraig Spillane featuring seventeen LSAD students from 3rd Year Sculpture and Combined Media. This show features an eclectic mix of artworks each manipulating materials in very different ways. Works include performance art, video art, mixed media works, and sound art.

For more information on the exhibition please visit:
fevertotheform.weebly.com

Chapel House
1-4 Chapel Place,
Limerick


Martin Creed Tour | Pharmacia Bar, Limerick

4 May 2017, 8pm | Tickets: €15
Pharmacia Bar, 8 Sarsfield St, Limerick

Basic Space is proud to present two live gigs of Turner Prize winning artist and musician, Martin Creed in Dublin and Limerick.

Martin Creed was born in 1968 in Wakefield and grew up in Glasgow. He learned violin from the age of three, changing to piano and guitar as a teenager. Having been unsure whether to study music, art, English, psychology or architecture he decided to apply to art school, believing that you could do all those things there. He attended the Slade School of Fine Art in London between 1986 and 1990. Soon after graduating he began producing musical compositions alongside his visual work. Over the years he has continued to work across many different media.

www.eventbrite.ie/e/martin-creed-limerick-tickets-33583898344?aff=es2 | basicspace.ie


Limerick Printmakers Group Exhibition at the Belltable

14 to 22 April 2017 | Opening: 13 April, 6pm
Belltable, 69 O’ Connell Street, Limerick

Limerick Printmakers are proud to announce the launch of ‘Working Class to Print Class’, an exhibition of collaborative and thematic work created by LP studio members and printmaking students from the Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD) in conjunction with students of printmaking from Georgia College & State University, Georgia, USA.

Limerick artists featured are Elizabeth Cleary, Jennifer Cummins, Anne Deering, Aine Finnegan, Janey Hogan, James Kearney, Sorcha Lynch, Ciara McElearney, Kate McElligott, Jess Moloney, Kate O’ Shea & Louise Maher, Jess Tobin, and Sinead Williams.
Corresponding Georgia artists are Javier Martinez, Jessi Askew, David Thomas Babb, Emily Eubanks, Logan Thomas, Morgan Sanders, Callie Waters, Haley Wigley, Emily Jovert, Carrie Cooper, Tyler Reynolds, Matthew Forrest of Georgia College, and Abigail Thomas.

Please contact LP on 061 311806 for further info
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Virtu | Group Exhibition at The Hunt Museum

7 April to 21 May

Virtú an exhibition by Limerick School of Art and Design and The Hunt Museum. Virtú is a curated exhibition that explores the ongoing relationship between The Hunt Museum and LSAD. The exhibition includes 18 contemporary artists working in various disciplines and a collection of drawings from several collections including IMMA and The Hunt Museum.

These two strands of the exhibition presented side by side provide a platform for creative dialogue and contemplation of the relevance of the Museum and its collection. These important collections of artists’ work spanning generations and cultures have had an influence on a younger generation of artists. This show aims to reveal that art among other things is a conversation.

The Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick
T:+353 (0)61 312 833
E: info@huntmuseum.com
W: huntmuseum.com


John McNamara Exhibition, Hunt Museum, Limerick

6 to 30 April 2017
Prologue Room, Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick

In Memory of John McNamara, ten of his outstanding garments will be showcased in the prologue room of the Hunt Museum.
John McNamara, from South Circular Road in Limerick, died in 2015. He graduated in fashion from the Grafton Academy Dublin and Kingston University London and was regarded as one of Ireland’s most talented designers with an eye for glamour and tailoring.

www.huntmuseum.com/event/john-mcnamara-exhibition/


Virtú | Group Show at the Hunt Museum, Limerick

7 April to 21 May 2107
Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick

Virtú will explore the ongoing relationship between the Museum and LSAD. The exhibition includes contemporary artists working in various disciplines and a collection of drawings from several collections including IMMA, Limerick City Gallery and University of Limerick.

These two strands of the exhibition presented side by side provide a platform for creative dialogue and contemplation of the relevance of the Museum and its collection. These important collections of artists’ work spanning generations and cultures have had an influence on a younger generation of artists. This show aims to reveal that art among other things is a conversation.

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Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone | Group Exhibition at Ormston House

23 March to 27 May
Opening Thursday 23 March, 7pm

Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone is an exhibition of contemporary art that responds to a science-fiction story of mind-controlling images.

Ormston House invites you to the preview of Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone, a CCA Derry~Londonderry touring initiative co-curated by Alissa Kleist and Matt Packer. The exhibition features works by Alan Butler (IE), Clawson and Ward (UK), Eva Fàbregas (ES/UK), Pakui Hardware (DE/LT), Joey Holder (UK), John Russell (UK), and Andrew Norman Wilson (US).

The exhibition takes its title, Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone, from a 1994 book by Belfast-based science fiction writer Ian McDonald. In the book, McDonald describes a young graphic design student, Ethan Ring, who is able to create images that bypass rational thought and control the mind of the viewer. The ability of Ethan Ring’s images to induce tears or ecstasy, to heal, and even kill people attracts the interests of governmental forces, who see the opportunities of harnessing this power for their own ends. As well as being a story of art’s capacities to change people’s emotional and physical behaviour, the book is a story of the artist’s struggle to manage these responsibilities.

The exhibition of the same name is not a direct response to the narrative of this story, but, instead, stages a number of artworks that explore ideas of how our perceptual and physical behaviours are transfigured by objects, images, and new technologies. Included in the exhibition are works that reference the way that the physical actions of the body are anticipated by design, such as the animated character of self-assembly furniture in Eva Fàbregas’s video installation The role of unintended consequences (Sofa Compact). Also included in the exhibition are works that suggest the body in a ‘post-human’ hybrid state – the puppetry in Andrew Norman Wilson’s Reality Models, in John Russell’s large print Parallel Domination Facility, or in Pakui Hardware’s series of free-standing sculptural works that contain fleshy images of indeterminable organic or artificial matter, sourced from NASA’s archive. A violence upon the body is suggested in works by Clawson and Ward: their ‘branding iron’ sculpture and a print work This ear says that the artist is not well schooled in anatomy…the ear screams and shouts against anatomy…, which shows an appropriated image of Joseph Stalin’s ear. Throughout the exhibition, the body exists in fragments and is subject to various regimes of control and imposition.

Ormston House
9-10 Patrick Street
Limerick
E: info@ormstonhouse.com
W: ormstonhouse.com


Mid-19th century French Drawings by Edme de Saux, Hunt Museum, Limerick

20 to 31 March 2017 | Opening: 21 March, 1pm
The Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick

An exhibition of Mid-19th Century French Drawings by artist Edme de Saux will be displayed as part of The Francophonie 2017 Festival organized by Alliance Française.
Interpretative tours highlighting Hunt Museum collection links with France will be delivered on Saturday 25th March.

www.huntmuseum.com/event/19th-century-drawings/


Silent Stories | Miriam McConnon and Eoin Mac Lochlainn at the Belltable Limerick

11 March to 7 April
This two-person exhibition opens on Saturday 11 March, 3pm with guest speaker Monica Spencer.

The Olivier Cornet Gallery is delighted to present ‘Silent Stories’, an exhibition of work by gallery artists Miriam McConnon and Eoin Mac Lochlainn at the Belltable in Limerick. This exhibition gathers under the same roof the work of two artists represented by the Olivier Cornet Gallery in Dublin, two artists interested in the narratives behind domestic structures and household objects.

With his series of paintings of abandoned fireplaces in derelict houses on the West coast of Ireland, artist Eoin Mac Lochlainn reflects on Irish emigration in the 21st century. It was inspired by a poem by Cathal Ó Searcaigh entitled: “Na Bailte Bánaithe”, a poem about how spirits haunt the land, long after the people who lived there have gone. The artist spent some time in the Donegal Gaeltacht during the last few years, searching for and exploring the old homesteads that were mentioned in the poem.

Miriam McConnon‘s most recent paintings and drawings pose questions about the influence that domestic objects have over our sense of who we are and how we live. When does an object exist for us, become a part of our lives? When we use it every day, break it, repair it, hold it, wash it? Then does it become our object or at the very least an object that we relate to? How relevant are they to our individual stories? Do these objects become part of the pattern of our life? Do they reveal a hint of the intimate story that is our life? In her current body of work Miriam speaks to each individual bringing them on a journey of contemplation about their own everyday pattern of life.

For more information see: www.oliviercornetgallery.com/exhibitions-silent-stories

Belltable Arts Centre
69 O’Connell Street
Limerick


Faces and Places | Gerry Andrews at The Hunt Museum

24 February to 30 March

Gerry Andrews’ interest in photography started as a nineteen year old while working in The Limerick Leader. In recent years, he has traveled extensively throughout South East Asia, South America, India and Cuba. In 2011, he spent a period of time making a photographic record of the vanishing tribes in the Omo Valley in Ethiopia and this work was subsequently featured in a profile of him on RTE television. He has received numerous photographic awards for his images. He has a specific interest in social documentary photography and was awarded a Fellowship by the Irish Photographic Federation for his work in this genre.

Temporary Exhibition Gallery
The Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick
T:+353 (0)61 312 833
E: info@huntmuseum.com
W: huntmuseum.com


The Painting Show | Group Show at Limerick City Gallery

9 February to 16 April 2017
Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA)

Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) presents The Painting Show, a touring exhibition from the British Council. This  exhibition will offer visitors an overview of contemporary British painting by 15 British artists who all have a unique and diverse approach to their work.

Exhibiting artists include: Merlin Carpenter, Celia Hempton, Dawn Mellor , Stuart Cumberland, Neal Jones, Alan Michael, Dexter Dalwood, Morag Keil, Michael Simpson, Kaye Donachie, Fiona MacKay, Sue Tompkins, Michael Fullerton, Lucy McKenzie and Padraig Timoney.

The underlying theme of The Painting Show is influenced by Unlawful Assembly (2013), a book of crime fiction stories written by artists Lucy McKenzie and Alan Michael. In the foreword to this book, artist Ed Atkins and gallerist Martin McGeown propose that the plot structures of crime novels, designed to lead the reader on a journey that questions the stability of truth and fiction, mirror the subversive way in which certain painters manipulate their medium, its history and the audience’s understanding of it. The artists in this exhibition have different approaches to experimenting with painting: they play with the romanticism of the act of painting, wryly imitate historical styles and question the relationship between the artist, the subject and the viewer.

The Painting Show brings together new additions to the British Council Collection alongside generous loans, and is accompanied by a catalogue. The exhibition was curated by the British Council and was previously shown at CAC Vilnius in Lithuania in 2016.

The exhibition is part of Perspectives, a programme of art and literature that explores the cultural relationship between the UK and Ireland, 100 years on from the moment of the Easter Rising.

For more information about the British Council contact: Mary Doherty, Senior Press Officer mary.doherty@britishcouncil.org
For further information on the exhibition at LCGA please contact: E: siobhan.oreilly@limerick.ie

www.britishcouncil.org/visualarts | visualarts.britishcouncil.org/exhibitions/touring/the-painting-show

 

 


Soft | Limerick Printmakers Curatorial Award Exhibition at the Belltable

21 February to 4 March
Opening on Tuesday 21 February, 6pm

Featuring work by Hue Hale, Billy Lingwood, Daire O’ Shea, and Aaron Smyth.
Curated by Luke Donnelly

‘Manliness’ – In an age of progressing social visibility of gender and sexuality , this notion of the masculine, the codes of the ‘default man’* are being hemmed and readjusted, the knuckles of man are being forced to be picked up from generations of being dragged heavily on the ground and the wounds exposed and examined.

* Perry, Grayson. The Descent Of Man. 1st ed. Penguin Books, 2016.

Five emerging artists, negotiate what it means to be male now.

Belltable
69 O’Connell Street,
Limerick

Limerick Printmakers
T: 061 311806
E: limerickprintmakers@gmail.com
W: limerickprintmakers.com


Jumping Backwards into a Wave | Weekly Conversation Group at Ormston House

Saturday afternoons from 1 to 2pm

Ormston House in partnership with EVA International is launching a weekly event reflecting on the evolution of Ireland’s Biennial in Limerick. Working from archival records, the group will gather for lunch every Saturday to review and discuss the EVA publications – from design treatments to the curatorial essay, and prize-giving to colloquia, but most importantly the artworks and artists who have contributed to the history and legacy of the exhibition.

The title of the group is taken from an artwork by Siobhán Cuffe exhibited in the first manifestation of EVA International: the 77 Exhibition. Over the past 40 years, EVA International has grown from Limerick’s artist-led, grassroots exhibition to Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art. The publications that accompany each edition are a rich repository chartering the trajectory of artistic practice and critical thinking in the international art world.

The group will meet at Ormston House on Saturday afternoons from 1-2pm. Participants are welcome to bring along their lunch and we will serve tea and coffee. On occasion, invited guests – EVA artists, curators, writers, technicians, administrators, managers, and board members – will join the conversation. For further information or to join the group, please email Álvaro at info@ormstonhouse.com.

The conversation group is an idea proposed by Inti Guerrero, appointed curator of EVA International 2018.

Ormston House
9-10 Patrick Street
Limerick
E: info@ormstonhouse.com
W: ormstonhouse.com


The Workspace Social at Ormston House

The Workspace Social is a weekly event developed as an alternative format for artists’ talks and networking. Every Thursday from 1-2pm, a local or visiting artist is invited to join us for lunch: to discuss a recent project, to share new research or to propose an activity. Participants are welcome to bring along their lunch and to eat with the artist.

This Thursday 9 February, we welcome students, alumni and staff of the MA in Social Practice and the Creative Environment at LSAD for lunch. The Workspace Social will follow “Some Joined-Up Thinking” – a morning of presentations of recent and on-going socially-engaged projects by alumni, Michael Cleary, Baerbel Schlueter and a presentation by current MA SPACE postgraduates which frames some of the questions socially-engaged practitioners face when developing or running projects.

If you are interested in leading a Workspace Social or proposing an idea, please contact Wayne O’Connell at info@ormstonhouse.com

Ormston House
9-10 Patrick Street
Limerick
E: info@ormstonhouse.com
W: ormstonhouse.com


BUZZ + HUM | Richard Gorman and Samuel Walsh at Limerick City Gallery

9 February to 16 April

Buzz and Hum is a simple and direct connection to the gallery spaces. The conviction and commitment of both artists to reviewing and revising their respective work is one of clear determination. The exhibition brings the work of both artists together so the rhythms of each artist’s work is allowed its own space while also tuning into the rhythms of the other’s work. A special publication ‘BUZZ + HUM’ accompanies the exhibition with an essay by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith which is an elegant insight into the work of both artists.

Richard Gorman and Samuel Walsh will be in conversation at LCGA on Friday 10 February at 3.00pm.

Limerick City Gallery
Carnegie Building, Pery Square, Limerick
T: (061) 310 633
E: artgallery@limerick.ie
W: gallery.limerick.ie


Works on Paper | Emily Robards at The Adare Heritage Centre, Co. Limerick

1 to 28 February 2017
Adare Heritage Centre, Co. Limerick.

A collection of drawings, etchings, screen prints, mono prints and dry points by visual artist Emily Robards are on view and for sale at the Dovecot Restaurant in the Adare Heritage Centre, Co. Limerick.

The Adare Heritage Centre is open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm


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I’ll sing you a song from around the town | Amanda Coogan at Limerick City Gallery of Art

amanda-coogan24 November to 29 January
Official Opening on Thursday 24 November by Patrick t. Murphy, Director RHA 6pm

I’ll sing you a song from around the town is a manifestation of Coogan’s, highly acclaimed exhibition at the RHA in 2015. Amanda Coogan is one of the most exciting contemporary visual artists whose practice revolves around Performance Art. Her expertise lies in her ability to condense an idea to its very essence and communicate it through her body.

Amanda Coogan has been the recipient of the AIB’s Art prize in 2004. She has performed and exhibited her work extensively including the Venice Biennale, Liverpool Biennial, IMMA, Dublin, RHA, Dublin and Uilinn, West Cork. Coogan is represented by the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin.

Amanda will present a series of durational performances in the LCGA during the exhibition.
The performances will be held on Thursday 24 November 6-8pm and Friday 25 November 12 noon- 4.00pm.
Further performances will take place in January 2017 – contact LCGA for information. Admission Free.

Published jointly by RHA, Dublin, Uilinn, West Cork Arts Centre and LCGA, the publication, “I’ll sing you a song from around the town” accompanies the exhibition and is available in the gallery reception. Price €15

Limerick City Gallery
Carnegie Building, Pery Square, Limerick
T: (061) 310 633
E: artgallery@limerick.ie
W: gallery.limerick.ie


somewhere in the middle | Maggie Madden at Limerick City Gallery of Art

maggie-madden24 November to 29 January
Official Opening on Thursday 24 November by Patrick t. Murphy, Director RHA 6pm

Madden likes to work with found materials. Her use of discarded telephone cable, and more recently fibre-optic cable, offer a palette of colour and opportunity for imaginative associations.

Born in Connemara, and living in Dublin, Madden’s most recent solo exhibition was hardly audible, at mother’s tankstation, Dublin 2016. She has participated in group shows including Future Anthologies, RHA 2015 and Tulca, Galway, 2015. She has been the recipient of awards and residencies and recently completed a one year Project Studio at Temple Bar Gallery+ Studios.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a brochure with texts by Sarah Baume and Patrick T. Murphy.

Limerick City Gallery
Carnegie Building, Pery Square, Limerick
T: (061) 310 633
E: artgallery@limerick.ie
W: gallery.limerick.ie


Limerick Printmakers Winter Members Exhibition 2016, The Belltable, Limerick

befunky-collage-vai-sml25 November to 17 December 2016 | Opening: 24 November, 6pm
The Belltable, 69 O’ Connell street, Limerick

This will be the fourteenth Limerick Printmakers Winter Members Exhibition, an event that has become an integral part of LP’s annual programming. LP is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the scope and talent that exists among Limerick Printmakers studio members while simultaneously highlighting the multitude of printmaking techniques and processes that are in popular use today.
The Limerick Printmakers artists featured are Ailbhe Barrett, Mike Byrne, Emer Casey, Sinead Dinneen, Pamela Dunne, Aine Finnegan, Deirdre Gallagher, Helena Grimes, Gavin Hogg, Dan Kenny, Joe Lane, David Lilburn, Yvonne Locke, Moya Ni Cheallaigh, Tony O’ Loughlin, Kate O’ Shea, Verona Stellet, Paul Tarpey, Clodagh Twomey, Isabella Walsh.

Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 12 to 5.30pm
T: 061 311806, E: limerickprintmakers@gmail.com
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