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LSAD Graduate Show 2024 opens to the public from June 1-9

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Claire Forward from Somerset with ‘APRICITY’ 2024 LSAD Graduate in Print Contemporary Practice. Pic. Brian Arthur

LSAD Graduate Show 2024 300 Irish & International students to star in exhibition open to the public from June 1-9

AJ Shipley from Tennessee with ‘In Pursuit of Perfection *’ 2024 LSAD Graduate in Ceramics & Expanding Practice. Pic. Brian Arthur
AJ Shipley from Tennessee with ‘In Pursuit of Perfection *’ 2024 LSAD Graduate in Ceramics & Expanding Practice. Pic. Brian Arthur

Limerick will be the centre of the graduate design world this Saturday, as 300 students from Ireland and beyond attend the Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD TUS) Graduate Show, showcasing the creative energy of the next generation of Irish artists and designers.

Hosted at TUS Clare St. Campus in Limerick City, the hotly-anticipated 2024 LSAD Graduate Show will open to the public at 1pm on June 1, and be available to view from 10am to 5pm daily until Sunday, June 9.

Aoife Ruane, Director of the Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery, Dundalk, will officially open the show on Saturday, with a Ceremony to include Awards, Prizes and Residencies from 3pm.


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This vibrant showcase, featuring unique collections and captivating installations by graduating students will be an inspiring celebration of emerging talent and innovative design.

Renowned as one of Europe’s leading institutions for Fine Art, Design and Creative Media, graduates from Ireland and around the globe showcase their exceptional artistry and groundbreaking ideas across a spectrum of disciplines, including Fine Art, Design, Digital Arts, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography, Film, Fashion, Animation, Interior Design and Graphic Communication. This annual event marks the pinnacle of years of dedication, creative exploration, and artistic growth for the graduating students.

This year’s Graduate Show will be the second year of the Global Travel Award of €5,000 for three Fine Art graduates with the support of The Ireland Funds.

Lauren Culbert from Birr Co. Offaly with ‘From Womb to World’, 2024 LSAD Graduate in Painting. Pic. Brian Arthur

LSAD TUS is the only Art School in Ireland to offer such an award which will be selected by a highly respected panel of artists and curators.

For the first time, the showcase will also recognise graduates of the Bachelor of Education in Art & Design Teacher Education programme.

Commenting ahead of the 2024 Graduate Show, Mike Fitzpatrick, Dean of Limerick School of Art & Design and Director of Cultural Engagement, TUS, said: “Every year it’s such a joy to walk around the show. Please join us on Saturday June 1, or come along any day up to June 9, and take some time to enjoy the super creativity of our animators, film makers, fashion, graphic, ceramic and interior designers and artists – there are many wonderful works to enjoy.”

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Sarah Tracey from Kildare, with ‘The Eternal Embrace’ 2024 LSAD Graduate in Fashion Design (Collection Design). Pic. Brian Arthur

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