Limerick Museum exhibition features artists from seven different countries

l-r Maurice Quillinan, Dr Matthew Potter

THE Limerick Museum opened the exhibition, which is titled ‘The Works We Thought We Had’ on 21 April. The exhibition will run until 5 May. 

Curated by artist Maurice Quillinan and director of the museum Dr Matthew Potter, the exhibition contains artwork by 29 artists from seven different countries.

The title of the exhibition is a play on the concept that artists make and then present work on a particular subject they are currently exploring, then when these individual works are gathered into a wider conversation within the realms of a group exhibition, the original works take on a somewhat different wider significance as they join the conversation within the group dynamic.


While the artists are acknowledged for their work, there are no titles or ‘Wall labels’ in this exhibition. The works discuss among themselves and justify their existence and the viewer is asked to look at each work as it exists with its companions and explore what the viewer can bring to the conversation without titles.

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The exhibition also changes visually over time. New work arrives and is added to the exhibition, while other pieces of work are moved about to react to others, which adds new possibilities to the conversations that viewers will have.

Contributing Artists are Abigail O’Brien RHA, Robert Ryan, Trudi van der Elsen, Inci Jones, Sian Costelloe, Holger Baehr, Ciara Gormley, Moya Ni Cheallaigh, Stephen Lawlor, Kieran Kelly, Banu Ugural, Samuel Walsh, Gulistan, Tom Fitzgerald, Ralph Gelbert, Maria Kulikovska, Una Sealy RHA, Christine Roychowdhury, PJ O Connell, Pauline Flynn, Rod Jones, Mary O Connor, Guoqiao Kong, Marie Madden, Mary Kelly, Maurice Quillinan, Diane Henshaw, Eamon Colman, Deenagh Miller.