Category: Munster – Limerick


Pop Up Limerick Museum, Various Locations

Limerick Museum in association with Creative Ireland, will be popping up in towns and villages throughout Limerick County.

A pop-up museum is created by the public and is accomplished by the public bringing along their historic objects relating to their community, including but not limited to old postcards, photographs or from local sporting events or businesses.

The pop-up museums will take place between 11am and 4pm on the particular day and will be created in collaboration with local residents across County Limerick.

The purpose is to engage people of all ages and walks of life in a reflection and conversation about the meaning of objects in our lives and histories.

The roadshow will be visiting:

Murroe – 21 October – Murroe Community Hall
Askeaton – 28 October – Askeaton Community Centre
Kilmallock – 4 November – Kilmallock Pastoral Centre
Abbeyfeale – 11 November – Leens Hotel
Newcastle West – 18 November – Newcastle West Community Centre

More information here: www.facebook.com/PopupLimerickMuseum/


Alternate Truth | Rita Duffy at Hunt Museum, Limerick

13 October to 20 November 2017

One of Northern Ireland’s foremost and ground breaking artists, Rita Duffy, presents a number of drawings in response to the permanent Hunt Collection. Wishing to create inventive narratives for objects in the museum, Duffy utilises historical and literary elements to illustrate the collection in new environments.

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


Exquisite Things | Johnny Horne at the Hunt Museum   Recently updated !

21 October to 5 November 2017

Exquisite Things is series of experimental photographic works, overtly inspired by a deep reverence for the historical traditions of painting, but underpinned by an ongoing fascination with the innate dichotomy of the inner self, the untamed ego, versus the projected persona or mask which we construct. Horne employs variations of a transformative printing process to distort and disrupt the perfection of the photograph surface, a method of painting without paint, revealing a dark, melancholic vision beneath the sublime veneer. His subjects emanate a disconcertingly dark emotional presence, possessing a degree of ambiguity which might intrigue or unnerve. Laden with echoes of religious iconography, the Vanitas tradition, and, of course, the Gothic, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ would seem a particularly apt companion for these shadowy apparitions of the subconscious.

Johnny Horne is a recent graduate of Limerick School of Art & Design. A multi-disciplinary practitioner, his work encompasses drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video, and photography.

Official opening Wed 25th Oct at 6.30pm

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


A Fine Line | Helena Grimes at Limerick Printmakers, Limerick   Recently updated !

26 October to 4 November 2017

Limerick Printmakers are delighted to present ‘A Fine Line’, the new works by Helena Grimes which explores cognitive metamorphosis through a series of intricate ink drawings, printmaking and installation.

The exhibition addresses timeless themes of grief, anxiety, power and regeneration which become infused with the artist’s inner most thoughts, mythology and fragments of her imagination.

Grimes’ distinctive line drawings act like fables. The whimsical creatures in her compositions act as metaphors of the human mind, present at different stages of social challenges. The environments portray a layer of familiarity; intertwined with dream-like elements to isolate the mind and hold the gaze of the viewer, enabling a deep engagement with their own subconscious.

Grimes defines the act of drawing as ‘narrative in its truest form’. Through the transfer of ink; memories, emotions and thoughts are encapsulated onto the surface of the paper.

The artist describes having an addictive relationship with drawing. It is her agency to reflect, release tensions, and to understand human society and inner self. Inspiration comes from the natural world, fairytales, mythology, books, people and life itself.

Helena Grimes is a visual artist practicing in Limerick City, originally from Longford. Grimes’ work has been exhibited in various locations nationally as well as internationally in the UK, Netherlands, Egypt, Turkey and the USA. Her work has been purchased for several private collections in Ireland, the UK and the USA, as well as municipal art collections.

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instagram.com/helenagrimes

Limerick Printmakers
Bridgeland House, 3 Johns Square, Limerick
T: 061 311806
E: limerickprintmakers@gmail.com
W: limerickprintmakers.com


Life Marks: An Exhibition of Life Drawing | Group Exhibition at Central Buildings Gallery, Limerick

18 to 29 October 2017

The Limerick Figure Drawing Society invites you to the opening of “Life Marks: An Exhibition of Life Drawing” on Wednesday 18th October 2017 at 6 pm at the Central Buildings Gallery.

Work from sessions drawing the nude model and portrait sessions will be displayed as well as representative work from each society member. Works will be available for sale.

Sheila Deegan, Limerick Arts and Culture Officer, will open the show. Music by Michael O’Brien. Refreshments will be served. The show will continue daily until Sunday 29th October.

Participating Artists:
Louise Barrett, Anna Blair, Marie-Clare Boothman, Una Breen, Edel Cassidy, Ivan Daly, Tamara Fagg, Enda Griffin, Charles Harper, Mark Heng, Kate Hodmon, Vincent Killowry, Ann Moloney, Merrie O’Higgins, Ursula O’Meara, Tim O’Sullivan, Pat Ryan.

Also, two free “Portrait Circle” workshops will be offered in the gallery: Saturday, 21st October 1-3 pm and Wednesday, 25th October 6-8 pm Bring your own sketchbooks, draw, and be drawn!

Enquiries can be made to LimerickFigureDrawingSociety@gmail.com

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Central Buildings Gallery
51 O’Connell Street
Limerick, V94 NYH9


Landmarks & Lifeforms | Freida Meaney & Danny Osborne at West Cork Arts Centre

9 September to 22 October 2017

Landmarks and Lifeforms is an exhibition by Danny Osborne and Frieda Meaney, two artists who live and work on the Beara Peninsula on the western seaboard.

The artists’ interests in geology, biology, marine science and zoology as well as travel and navigation is presented in this exhibition through painting, print, video installation and sculpture, combining scientific with artistic interpretations of the natural world.

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre
Skibbereen, Ireland
T: (028) 22090
E: info@westcorkartscentre.com
W: westcorkartscentre.com/


Group Exhibition | Limerick Art Society at Dooradoyle Library, Limerick

3 to 28 October 2017

The exhibition shows art works by local artists: landscapes, still lives, portraits, abstracts, fantasy and more. Opening times are Tuesday to Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.

All art works are for sale. 15% commission go to Limerick Art Society.

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facebook.com/limerickartsociety

Dooradoyle Branch Library
22 Silver Birch Grove, Dooradoyle Rd,
Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 X7HF
T: (061) 496 860


Headland | Elizabeth Magill at Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick

9 September to 22 October 2017

The Limerick City Gallery of Art is delighted to welcome Elizabeth Magill to Limerick for her first major Irish exhibition in 10 years.

Elizabeth Magill is one of her generation’s leading painters and this exhibition will present a body of new work and introduce her developing practice to a new and established audience.
 
Magill came to the attention of the art world in the early 90s with a major exhibition at the Arnolfini, Bristol, followed by prestigious group shows at Serpentine Gallery, London, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin and the British Art Show. Magill has been the recipient of many significant awards and prizes over her 30 year career.

Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) initiated this exhibition to present a new body of work to a younger audience who may not be familiar with her work and for an established audience to have the opportunity to view new and recent work.
 
“A kind of concentrated ambiguity regarding the natural world….characterises Magill’s paintings.  Throughout her career Magill has been drawn to the language of painting using nature and landscape, She “draws from them a gorgeous and engrossing multiplicity of visual and sensory ‘description'” – Declan Long.  

Magill’s work is redolent of her sense of place – the Glens of Antrim – which have preoccupied and informed her relationship with a sense of place and her visual response to it. Her approach to painting is always experimental, allowing for previous attempts to give way to newer ones to form an unfolding openness. 

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


Homeland | Group Exhibition at Damer House Gallery, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

9 to 28 September 2017

2013 seen the launch of a new artists-run, non-profit space for contemporary art, in Roscrea Co. Tipperary. ‘Homeland’ takes place in Damer House Gallery every year from 2014 for 2 and half weeks, in collaboration with the Loop Festival Barcelona and Safia Art Contemporani – Barcelona, Catalunja, Spain.

The Homeland video selection in Damer House Gallery is dedicated exclusively to video art and film. This annual event aims with to brings together professionals in all fields in the sector, filmmakers, writers, directors and producers within a space with international association. Homeland has become an national and international benchmark event, an active platform for the diffusion, creation and management of video art for fans and professionals.

Damer House Gallery Screen 2017 ‘Homeland’ presents a kaleidoscope of films that document life, livelihoods in Ireland and Europe, towns and villages. The selection includes professional, fiction and non-fiction, sound and silent material and will attract all interested in the culture and history of the country

Artists, Loop Festival 2017 Barcelona:
Esther Ferrer, Marcos Avila Forero, Miquel Garcia, Josep Maynou, Glenda León, Francesca Lopis

Irish Selected Artists:
David Ian Bickley, Kiera O’Toole, Owen Boss, Pat Wallis, Simon Brown, David Quinn

Damer House
Castle St, Townparks, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
E: damerhousegallery@gmail.com
W: facebook.com/DamerHouseGallery/


Plinth III | Graduate Exhibition, Sailors Home, Limerick, Co. Limerick

22 to 30 September 2017

Artists: Ciara Barker, Eileen Byrne, Isolde Donohoe, Michelle Ryan, Tara Keegan

PLINTH, an annual graduate exhibition dedicated to promoting emerging visual art in Limerick City through supporting recent graduates of Limerick School of Art and Design. PLINTH. is first and foremost, a support structure for recently graduated art students which offers a platform for the development of ideas. Devised to encourage recent graduates of Limerick School of Art and Design remaining active in Limerick City after graduation.

Through providing a platform for creative and collaborative support and a chance to continue working with other artists across a wide range of disciplines and practices. Plinth invites artists each year to develop something new in a re-examination of how they display their work taking as a starting point for greater interpretation the “plinth”. We aim to showcase the phenomenal talent and variety of work from selected graduates of Limerick School of Art and Design annually. This challenges emerging artists to reimagine their practice and methods of installation, taking as a starting point for further interpretation, a generic base-structure: The Plinth.

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Sailors Home
8 O’Curry St
Limerick
V94 CTF3
W: Facebook Page


Foxfire | Harikrishnan Panicker+Deepti Nair at Ormston House, Limerick

8 to 15 September 2017

Ormston House presents Foxfire by artists Harikrishnan Panicker and Deepti Nair.
Hari and Deepti are a husband-wife artist duo based in Mumbai and previously based out of Denver. Hari & Deepti believe in the experiential aspect of their work. They are story tellers who bring their stories to life through their intricate paper cut light boxes. They have always been drawn towards the imaginative aspect of story telling. Stories have so many shades and depth in them, and paper as a medium has the exact qualities to reflect and interpret them. Most of their shows are held in pitch darkness, with their pieces being the only light in the gallery, pulling the viewer into the narrative and transporting them to a different space and dimension.
Their installation, titled Foxfire, will create an environment inspired by a quote by John Muir – The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness and the phenomenon of bioluminescence.
It will allow the viewer to immerse themselves, walk around and experience being inside one of their lit pieces.

www.elementalfestival.com | www.blackbookgallery.com/artists/hari-deepti/


Transfigured | Louise Maher at Limerick Printmakers, Limerick

14 to 30 September 2017

Limerick Printmakers are delighted to present ‘Transfigured’, an exhibition of new work by emerging Limerick based artist Louise Maher.

Maher is the recipient of the 2016/17 Limerick Printmakers Bursary Award, an accolade bestowed on an outstanding graduate of LSAD’s ‘Printmaking and Contemporary Practice’ degree program each year. The award has become an integral part of Limerick Printmakers remit and one that reinforces Limerick Printmakers core ethos of both promoting printmaking as an artform and supporting emerging artists working within the discipline.

Louise’s work intends to exalt the feminine form and dismiss western cultures hegemonic beauty ‘norms’. The contorted figures become living sculptures and are recognisable as bodies, yet remain detached from common perceptions of female beauty. There is a sense of repulsion yet allure towards the work due to its strangeness.

The exhibition will be officially opened in the Belltable on Thursday 14 September at 6pm.

Limerick Printmakers
Bridgeland House, 3 Johns Square, Limerick
T: 061 311806
E: limerickprintmakers@gmail.com
W: limerickprintmakers.com


Landmarks and Lifeforms | Freida Meaney and Danny Osborne at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

9 September to 22 October 2017

Landmarks and Lifeforms is an exhibition by Frieda Meaney and Danny Osborne, two artists who live and work on the Beara Peninsula on the western seaboard. The artists’ interests in geology, biology, marine science and zoology, as well as travel and navigation is presented in this exhibition through painting, print, video installation and sculpture, combining scientific with artistic interpretations of the natural world.

Initiated and developed by Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland’s Touring and Dissemination of Work Award. Landmarks and Lifeforms will continue its tour to the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda (3 February to 14 April 2018). For further information on the tour contact westcorkartscentre.com

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Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre
Skibbereen, Ireland
T: (028) 22090
E: info@westcorkartscentre.com
W: westcorkartscentre.com/


The Museum of Mythological Water Beasts #8, Skibbereen

Saturday 2 September, 9am-6pm

Field trip to the sailing vessel Ilen in Skibbereen. The day will start with a short tour of The Ilen Project workshop in Roxboro followed by a bus trip to Skibbereen (approx. 3 hours each way) to visit the sailing vessel Ilen.

Designed by Limerick-man Conor O’Brien and built in Baltimore in 1926, the Ketch Ilen is the last of Ireland’s traditional wooden sailing ships, and is being rebuilt through a community programme of work. The vessel is expected to complete her rebuild in 2018 and thereafter sail to her new base, Limerick City.

Meeting point: The Ilen Project workshop, L.E.D.P., Roxboro. Suitable for ages 16+
As places are limited, please book at info@ormstonhouse.com.

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


Workspace Social with Same D4ence at Ormston House

Thursday 31 August, 1-2pm

The Workspace Social is back. Ormston House welcomes Limerick hip-hop trio Same D4Ence to kick off the new season of socials with an informal talk about their music and A Beauty Named Shannon from the album Exclamation Marks!

Same D4Ence are Sizzler, Hazey Haze and MCB, a trio of rappers from The Island Field, Limerick City. When performing, they are joined by 4th member and Limerick local (DJ) D.Shii. They have released two EPs to date, available to preview and purchase here: ormstonhouse.us2.list-manage.com/track/

Don’t forget to bring your lunch.

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


Curators Choice | Emily Robards at The Hunt Museum

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