Visual arts shows x 4 at City Gallery of Art

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From the Permanent Collection and curated by Marion Fitzgibbon, 'That Lady'
From the Permanent Collection and curated by Marion Fitzgibbon, ‘That Lady’

THIS Thursday July 28 will see the launch of four different exhibitions at Limerick City Gallery of Art, 6pm. We’ll begin with what is new, Sinead Ní Mhaonaigh’s first solo outing ‘Dúil’ at Pery Square, our municipal gallery. She is an artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally, her works are in prestigious collections such as the OPW’s.

Women matter also in ‘That Lady’ which is 40+ paintings selected by Marion Fitzgibbon, former Arts Council member in charge of local arts strategy. From LCGA’s Permanent Collection she has brought together artists such as Alice Maher, Deirdre Power and James Lavery in “celebration of women through work by and of women”.

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‘30 Years, Artists, Places’ marks the three decades since local authorities embarked on providing for the arts. It presents 30 artists and as many pieces. Look forward to stuff by John Shinnors, Sean Lynch and Vanessa Donosa Lopez.

Finally, ‘Sticks and Stones Will Break Our Bones’ is new art by Seanie Barron and Quim Packard. It explores ideas of nature and folklore in the approaches of Barron, an Askeaton man and master crafts man in wood, and Catalan artist Quim Packard, and ties in with Askeaton Contemporary Arts 2016.

On show  daily until September 4; free entrance for LCGA and half day opening Sunday afternoons.