Slowing Down | Declan Greene at Gallery Interlude @ Lucky Lane, Limerick


Date(s) - 08/11/2019 - 11/11/2019
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gallery Interlude @ Lucky Lane





Gallery Interlude, a joint project between Contact Studios and Lucky Lane, proudly present ‘Slowing Down’, paintings by Declan Greene, on the evening of Friday November 8th, 7pm–9pm, and continuing the following Saturday 9th from 11am-5pm, Sunday 10th 2-4pm and Monday 11th 11am-3 pm in Lucky Lane’s own indoor space on Catherine St., Limerick.

Slowing Down ‘Having enjoyed looking at and making figurative paintings all of my life I’ve begun to explore and make abstract images. This show illustrates my journey. The paintings have become more open, you can interpret what you want in them – if you enjoy looking at / absorbing them that is. They are slow paintings – they are not immediate. Using rich colour to create strong, engaging images, that have subtlety and depth, has been my aim’, Declan Greene.

Biography: Declan Greene is from Galway – born in 1965 he went on to study Product Design in NCAD. After more than 25 years as a freelance designer, he went to The New York Studio School to study painting. While there, Chuck Close had him removed from a gathering as his guffaw was unbearably loud (claim to fame). The guffaw coincided with the academic year’s ending, so he hit the road back to the Emerald Isle to make and sell art at the peak of the financial crisis. Following a six month residency in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre he resided in Walter Verling’s Connemara cottage (thanks again Walter), before settling in Thomastown. While there, he had a sell-out solo show in the Kilkenny Arts Festival (2011) and had his 18th (and most valuable) bicycle stolen on the night of the opening. Before the show was down, he was offered a post as project manager on the Google Art Project and proceeded to travel the world photographing masterpieces. Eighteen months later while visiting the folks back home, he was offered and took a post as a part time design lecturer in UL. The position allowed him to paint in Contact Studios for 5 years – he now does so in Wickham Street Studios. He has exhibited in group shows in Ireland and New York, and his work is represented in private collections in Ireland, the USA, and mainland Europe.

The award-winning Lucky Lane was established in 2013 by Mark Sheehan and David Irwin, both local entrepreneurs and musicians, as a multi-use retail variety store in the centre of Limerick’s Fashion Quarter, selling furniture, clothing, art, novelties and books. Local arts and crafts are featured alongside worldwide brands. The space occasionally hosts music events, local bands, poetry readings, drawing classes, dance and full-scale theatrical performances. Website:, email: , Twitter: @TheLuckyLane, Facebook:

The Glen Tavern, 1-2 Lower Glentworth St., housed in a building dating back to the 1760’s, known for its unique hospitality, is run by Ger Callanan and three generations of the Callanan,

05:ArtMad /Normoyle Frawley Framing is located at 35 John Street, near the heart of Limerick city centre. The owners Pat Normoyle and Kate Frawley have been framing artworks since 2004 and also have an art supplies business, ArtMad, on premises. Website:, info@nfgallery.cominstagram,facebook: #artmad


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