Category: Munster – Limerick


Curators Choice | Emily Robards at The Hunt Museum   Recently updated !

1 to 31 August

Emily Robards is a visual artist, surreal poet, practicing hermit and country mouse. She works with the themes of home, nature, love, and the self.

Her practice links together the spiritual and natural world, with an underlining narrative of innocence and the uncanny; It is concept and process driven with symbolic emphasis.

The work arises from the self, drawing from the past, while trying to take control of the present. Robards is inspired by the primitive and sees beauty in the broken.

Born in County Limerick, Robards graduated in 2014, from Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) where she studied Fine Art Printmaking and Contemporary Practice (BA Hons).

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


Twelve | Emer Casey at The Hunt Cafe, The Hunt Museum

1 to 31 August

Emer Casey is a native of Co.Kerry currently based in Limerick city. She has been involved in the arts in different capacities for many years as a curator, festival maker and arts practitioner. She became interested in printmaking while working at Limerick Printmakers and now specialises in screen printing as well as working in etching and mono print. Emer’s work is rooted within memory and represents snapshots of her life, often drawing from collaborative past events. The 3 works displayed capture consecutive summers, their hazy memories reflected in the soft colours and blurred lines.

Limerick Printmakers will take over The Hunt Café walls throughout 2017 adding a unique ambience to Limerick’s best riverside restaurant.

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


The Space Between | Chris Doris at Limerick City Gallery

30 June to 27 August

The Space Between brings together large scale Open paintings derived from observation in mediation of the other, a monumental work – “a self portrayed as process”; Who Goes There.

Comprising of a grid of 200 A4 images on sandpaper and a series of paintings on paper which are rooted in post “austerity” West of Ireland. Doris’ studio based practice and public art works are informed by and interest in consciousness, in the relational field that connects us and in how the self is constructed relationally. This is the animating field of the space between things.

The Open Paintings invite us to attune to the stillness of Being as subtle and open. The sandpaper and landscape works evoke systems – self and societal – that are ambiguous. They may be disintegrating or in the flux of moving to a higher level of organisation. It is this being present to the complex ambiguity of relational experience that open up the still field of presence.

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


Grounding | Ormston House Cultural Resource Centre, Limerick

Emma Fisher, Nora O Murchu, Sophie Demay, Alma Tischler Wood, Dr. John Wood, Caelan Bristow, Faye Spencer, John Macormac, Sinead Conlon, Simon Thompson, Bernardine Carroll, Jan Uprichard, Paul Bailey

OPEN STUDIO: Saturday 29 July, Ormston House Cultural Resource Centre, 1pm – 3pm
WORKSPACE SOCIAL: Thursday 27 July, Ormston House Cultural Resource Centre, 1pm

Grounding is an alternative art school, bringing artists and designers together for a week of getting back to their roots and sharing their practices in peer-led learning endeavours. This project will have its base in Ormston House Cultural Resource Centre, but will also happen in the outdoors, in a pub snug and in spaces around the city.

For many, art school provided a space for experimenting and trying out new methodologies, new ideas, and new ways of thinking in a supportive environment. The aim of Grounding is to try and harness what is so valuable about that experience – the safety and openness of a community – and try to recreate some of it outside of the pressures of academic structures and results-based projects. The process is the goal, with any concrete outcomes a bonus.

Join us on Thursday 27th July for a lunchtime disco and on Saturday 29th for an afternoon Open Studio. Keep an eye out for open sessions, workshops and events.

Grounding is created by Jan Uprichard, Paul Bailey and Bernardine Carroll in collaboration with Grounding participants. This project is kindly supported by Limerick Arts Office and Ormston House Cultural Resource Centre.

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


Who put Bella in the wych elm? | Isabella Walsh at Limerick City Gallery

30 June to 27 August

Who put Bella in the wych elm?” is a true story, a murder-mystery involving an unidentified female skeleton found inside a hollow tree in Hagely Wood, Worcestershire 1943. It is a complex tale of murder, mystery and intrigue.

This book acts as a metaphor for the whole story – there is a brief period where the truth may be gleaned before the information degrades. Events leave marks and traces of their occurrence. Although the actual details can fade and disappear quite quickly, some elements are long lasting. The story may seem completely changed and outwardly bear little or no obvious relation to the event, but would not exist without the original circumstance.

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


Welcome to the Neighbourhood Open Day | Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Co. Limerick

Saturday 15 July, 3pm
Askeaton Civic Trust

Askeaton Contemporary Arts host the 12th annual Welcome to the Neighbourhood with artists Patrick Hough, Tina O’Connell, Neal White and Michael Fliri, alongside writers Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith, all living and working in Askeaton in July 2017. The annual Open Day celebrates the work of 2017’s artists-in-residence. A reception at Askeaton Civic Trust will be followed by a guided tour of Askeaton, encountering new projects by the resident artists.

Visiting Askeaton:
By car: 25 minutes from Limerick City on N69
By bus: Bus Eireann route 314 from Limerick City
By air: 40 minutes from Shannon Airport
Regular flights from UK, Europe and USA

Accommodation partner:
Coolrahnee House, Askeaton
Call: 061 398883

For further information:
T: 087 2977179
E: askeatonarts@yahoo.ie
W: askeatonarts.com


Welcome to the Neighbourhood | Askeaton Contemporary Arts, Co. Limerick

Askeaton Contemporary Arts host the 12th annual Welcome to the Neighbourhood with artists Patrick Hough, Tina O’Connell, Neal White and Michael Fliri, alongside writers Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith, all living and working in Askeaton in July 2017.

Public events, free and open to all, occur during the artists stay, culminating with a special Open Day on Saturday 15 July featuring new artworks to be encountered throughout Askeaton.

Friday 7 July, 8pm
Askeaton East Square
Since 2006, over ninety artworks have been made in Askeaton, with many of them still lurking in prominent public places and unexpected corners of the town! Matt Packer, curator and new director of eva International, Ireland’s biennale of contemporary art, and artist Sean Lynch lead a tour of Askeaton, encountering key artworks by Stephen Brandes, aiPotu, Jorge Satorre & Martyn Turner, Ramon Kassam, Freek Wambacq, Ben Kinsley and Jessica Langley.

Friday 7 July, 9pm
Cagney’s Bar
Shot in locations throughout Askeaton, Maya Schweizer’s film A Tall Tale was lauded as part of this year’s Berlinale, one of the world’s leading film festivals held in Berlin. Rich with associations to Askeaton’s medieval times, Edgar Allan Poe and Orson Welles, A Tall Tale reveals a landscape of ruins and evokes phantom lives. Join for its Irish debut at Cagney’s Bar in the company of the artist.

Monday 10 July, 8pm
Askeaton Civic Trust
Gustavo Grandal Montero, librarian and Special Collections curator at Chelsea College of Arts and Camberwell College of Arts, London, speaks about and exhibits a collection of rare and important artist books. This event is a special and intimate opportunity to see publications by seminal artists from the 1960s such as Ed Ruscha, Dieter Roth and Daniel Spoerri, guided by Gustavo’s dedicated and expert knowledge.

Thursday 13 July, 8pm
Askeaton Civic Trust
Internationally celebrated for his novels City of Bohane and Beatlebone, Limerick writer Kevin Barry has in recent times worked alongside Olivia Smith to edit Winter Papers, an annual anthology of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography and visual arts. Kevin and Olivia will be in conversation, sharing their experiences as writers rooted in the west of Ireland and increasingly known throughout the world as exponents of Irish culture and life.

Saturday 15 July, 3pm
Askeaton Civic Trust
Our annual Open Day celebrates the work of 2017’s artists-in-residence. A reception at Askeaton Civic Trust will be followed by a guided tour of Askeaton, encountering new projects by Patrick Hough, Michael Fliri, Tina O’Connell and Neal White.

Visiting Askeaton:
By car: 25 minutes from Limerick City on N69
By bus: Bus Eireann route 314 from Limerick City
By air: 40 minutes from Shannon Airport
Regular flights from UK, Europe and USA

Accommodation partner:
Coolrahnee House, Askeaton
Call: 061 398883

For further information:
T: 087 2977179
E: askeatonarts@yahoo.ie
W: askeatonarts.com


Strange Attractors | Ronnie Hughes at Limerick City Gallery

30 June to 27 August

Touring exhibition by Irish artist Ronnie Hughes, one of Ireland’s most dynamic abstract painters, Hughe’s elegant and poised works are executed with complex technical skill, yet retain a lightness of touch. While his finished paintings display a diversity of styles, at heart they share common concern with the lived experienced, and what Hughes has described as “the beauty, the fragility and the violence of being.”

The exhibition was organised and toured by The Model, home of The Niland Collection, Sligo and after its exhibit at Limerick City Gallery of Art will tour to the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a full-colour publication.
The project has been generously supported through the Arts Council Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme.

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


LIT Limerick School of Art + Design Graduate Show 2017

10 to 18 June

The President of LIT, together with the Staff and Students of LIT Limerick School of Art + Design invite you to the opening of the LSAD Graduate Show 2017 on the 10th June at 3pm at Limerick School of Art + Design, LIT, Clare Street Campus, Limerick.

LSAD Graduate Show 2017 will be offically opened by Creative Ireland Director, John Concannon.

LIT Limerick School of Art + Design
Clare St, Limerick
T: (061) 208 871
W: www.lit.ie


Traveller Pride at the Hunt Museum

The Irish Traveller Movement has undertaken a number of initiatives to create a greater understanding and acceptance of Traveller culture in society where Travellers are able to express who they are without fear of discrimination from settled or Traveller community- including looking at diversity within the community. These events and discussions take place over the course of the year, but there is specific focus on events for Traveller Pride Week.

The Hunt Museum is hosting two events this year as part of the Traveller Pride Week:

Tuesday 6 June, 1pm:
Selected glass artworks from the HOME exhibition will be on display. These were created by 13 Limerick City Traveller women who worked with glass artist Róisín de Buitléar. Come along and hear their experience of this project. HOME was delivered by The Hunt Museum and the Traveller Health Advocacy Agency with funding from Limerick City and County Council and the HSE.

Wednesday 7 June, 1pm:
Lecture by Sindy Joyce, a PhD student with the Department of Sociology, UL, entitled ‘Traveller ethnicity: reclaiming our identify and culture post-recognition‘

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


Contrasting Visions of Ireland | Jack B. Yeats + Paul Henry, Hunt Museum, Limerick

2 June to 30 September 2017
The Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick

This summer we are featuring two of Ireland’s most important 20th century artists, Jack B. Yeats + Paul Henry, in the exhibition Contrasting Visions of Ireland from June to September. Billed to be an exhibition of both national and international significance and will feature 50 works, many of which are not usually on public display. This brings together a collection drawn from private and public collections including works from the European Investment Bank Collection in Luxembourg.

www.huntmuseum.com/event/jack-b-yeats-and-paul-henry/


The Cool Vernacular | Jim Furlong at Limerick Printmakers

12 to 27 May 2017 | Opening: 11 May, 6pm
Belltable, 69 O’Connell street, Limerick

Limerick Printmakers are proud to announce the opening of The Cool Vernacular, an exhibition of new work by emerging Limerick based artist Jim Furlong. The exhibition will be held in the Belltable.
Jim Furlong is the recipient of the 2016/17 Tom Fox Painting Award, an accolade bestowed on an outstanding graduate of LSAD’s Painting degree program each year. The Fox family has kindly supported this bursary over the last five years as a way of commemorating the Limerick based painter Tom Fox’s life and untimely passing in September 2010. The award has become an integral part of Limerick Printmakers remit and one that reinforces Limerick Printmakers ethos of supporting artists working within various visual art disciplines.

www.limerickprintmakers.com/
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World Cafe Event, Limerick | Moderated by Neil Peterson

Tuesday 16 May, 6.30pm
The Savoy Hotel, Henry Street, Limerick

The Limerick City and County Council cross party Culture and Arts Working Group are looking at developing a model of delivery for Culture and Arts for Limerick. Recommendations on this model will be informed by the views and experiences of individual creative practitioners, arts and cultural organisations, communities of interest, community groups, the third level sector and anyone interested in the strategic investment in culture in Limerick.

This consultation event will enable you/your organisation to contribute your views, that will form the recommendations that will go to Council on a new model of delivery for Culture and Arts in Limerick.

Neil Peterson
Neil Peterson will moderate the World Café Public Meeting. He is Director and Founder of Inside Track, a consultancy group which focuses on helping clients to deliver positive social and economic changes.
In 2005, Neil joined the Liverpool Culture Company to lead the Liverpool Welcome programme in the build up to Liverpool’s 2008 year as European Capital of Culture. This programme has become the benchmark for European Capital of Culture volunteer programmes. He also led Liverpool’s International work during the build up to and during its European Capital of Culture year.
From 2009 until setting up his Inside Track business, Neil was Liverpool’s Head of International and Commercial Relations. He continued to lead the City of Liverpool’s International work and its work on securing external funding and major bids, including the City’s successful 2018 World Cup Host City bid and being a key writer of Liverpool’s UNESCO City of Culture bid.

If you or a member of your organisation/group would like to attend this consultation event, please RSVP to register your interest on artsoffice@limerick.ie


Rebel Yell | Bealtaine Festival Event at Limerick City Gallery

Thursday, 11 May

LCGA would like to invite you to our Rebel Yell for 2017’s National Bealtaine event celebrating the life and work of Maeve Kelly. Readings, choral and dance performances in the company of broadcaster and journalist Susan McKay.

Limerick has a history of political activism and trade unionism. A leader amongst those who spoke truth to power in Limerick was Maeve Kelly, writer and author of the ground-breaking Orange Horses, the Bealtaine Book 2017. Like many others, Maeve combined her life as a writer with her activism, founding ADAPT In Limerick which she championed and led for over 20 years. 2016 saw the re-publication of Orange Horses by Tramp Press, and the poignant anthology, A Last Loving by Arlen House. Hosted by Susan McKay, Rebel Yell will feature readings and performances of Maeve’s work, as well as the first performances of new Bealtaine Commissions. These commissions comprise The Movement, by Bealtaine Dance Artist in Residence Mary Nunan, and The Beauty of It, four new choral compositions by Sean Doherty working with poet Paula Meehan, which will be performed by three acclaimed Limerick choirs including Cantette, Seoda and Limerick Chamber Choir directed by Maire Keary Scanlon, with readings from our newly commissioned writers Ron Carey and Fergus Cronin and a vocal performance by Ceara Conway.

Tickets: €10 + 1.23 booking fee
Concession: €8 + 1.11 booking fee
Book here: www.eventbrite.ie/e/rebel-yell

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


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


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


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.

www.huntmuseum.com/event/virtu/ | www.facebook.com/events/116932288846469/