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Steve Mahers The Melody is the Message Exhibition

Pictured above the infinite Piano (2015)taken from ‘The Melody is the Message’, now being exhibited at Limerick School of Art and Design.

Steve Mahers The Melody is the Message Exhibition has been launched through an award scheme named in tribute to Kieran Meagher and his legacy as an educator. The launch took place at The Church Gallery at Limerick School of Art and Design, on Monday 14 of December.

‘The Kieran Meagher Legacy Award’ was awarded to Steve Maher in 2014, the year that Limerick was the National City of Culture. His resultant solo work, entitled ‘The Melody is the Message’, has now been placed on exhibition at The Church Gallery at Limerick School of Art and Design.

The Melody of the Message was created by Steve Maher to explore creative practice of music. It looks at music beyond its own limitations, and instead focuses on the activity, effects and appreciation music has on the world around it.

Steve Maher, winner of ‘The Kieran Meagher Legacy Award 2014’ is a contemporary visual artist from County Limerick but is now living in Helsinki, Finland. The Melody is the Message Exhibition has been created through the support of Maher’s achievement in 2014.

Maher’s work have also been exhibited across Europe and North America as part of International Biennales, art festivals and residencies. Recent exhibitions and events which featured Maher’s works include Aabenraa Artweek(Aabenraa, Denmark and Flensburg, Germany), Incubarte 7 (Valencia), Strobe Network – Flux Factory (New York) and Gaming the System (Helsinki).

The exhibition was curated by Paul Tarpey, Senior lecturer and course leader of photography and lens based media in the Limerick School of Art and Design.  The exhibition is also receiving support from Limerick 2020.

The Melody is the Message exhibition will remain on show at The Church Gallery at Limerick School of Art and Design until January 8th 2016.

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