Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition showcases ‘Limerick Connections’ through artists over the past 50 years

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Limerick Connections Exhibition at Limerick City Gallery of Art 30th July - 6th September

LIMERICK City Gallery of Art (LCGA) has opened a new exhibition highlighting links between artists and Limerick throughout the past half a century.

Limerick Connections is an exhibition of works by artists associated with Limerick from the 1970s to the present day with a total of 67 artists included in the show with a strong emphasis on painting.

The diverse nature of the exhibition gives a full appraisal of how techniques and subject matter have changed over the last 50 years but the fundamental gesture of painting remains the same. 

St. George Hare, RA,ROI-RI, (1867-1933)
Still Life, (nd), (Fresh Herring)
Oil on Linen
26.5x44cm
Donated to LCGA by Dermod O’Brien, 1948

It seemed appropriate that after the enforced period of lockdown that Limerick City Gallery of Art has delved into its Permanent Collection to ‘dust down’ this treasure trove of works. 

Director/ Curator with Limerick City Gallery of Art Una McCarthy said, “The Permanent Collection has a very proud tradition of supporting artists from this era including Jack Donovan, Walter Verling, Tom Fitzgerald, Vivienne Bogan, John Shinnors through the 1980s and 1990s with artists Diana Copperwhite, Áine Nic Giolla Coda and Robert Ryan represented.” 

The pieces included in the exhibition are by artists who are strongly connected to Limerick and who have won national acclaim or by younger artists who undoubtedly will go on to great things. 

“We are delighted to include work by younger artists as well such as Ramon Kassam and Gillian Kenny and finally new work by graduates from the recent 2020 Degree show which was held recently in LCGA.” 

Limerick City Gallery of Art is currently open 10 am -5 pm Monday to Saturday and 12 noon – 5 pm on Sunday. 

It isn’t necessary to make an appointment unless it is a group of seven or more people.