James Skerritt pictured with one of his paintings on show at the People’s Museum.
James Skerritt’s paintings dive into fantastical worlds filled with mythical creatures
By I Love Limerick correspondent Stella Gordon
James Skerritt warmly welcomes you to A Daydream of an Adventure and Other Short Stories, a new painting exhibition at the People’s Museum of Limerick running until Wednesday, October 19, 2022.
James Skerritt paintings are lively, colourful epics, depicting vibrant characters navigating fantastical worlds filled with mythical creatures. James wants to stir up some mischief with A Daydream of an Adventure and Other Shorts Stories, he wants to show the power that fun, childlike painting and storytelling can hold, in a time when formal painting dominates the artworld.
A Daydream of an Adventure and Other Short Stories is James debut solo exhibition. The exhibition features 18 large oil paintings. In the past 12 months James has run Life Soc, a free life drawing society, he has co-curated the group show ‘A Place Like Home’ also at The People’s Museum of Limerick and has co-directed a theatrical production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Limerick School of Art and Design.
On the launch of the exhibition, James said, “As far as creating the exhibition it has been a lovely experience, The People’s Museum is a wonderful institution, everything has been running very smoothly. The work has also been a joy to create, I am very excited to get it out there. I have been working hard to make this exhibition something that everyone in Limerick and beyond can enjoy. This work is for the people, and I am sure that the people will love it.”
The Peoples Museum of Limerick aims to reflect the diverse lives of people, buildings, and streets of Limerick City. The building opened as ‘The Georgian House and Garden,’ by President Mary McAleese in 1999. The People’s Museum aims to spread awareness of the Limerick’s heritage through publishing books, pamphlets, organising lectures and walking tours.
Ticket prices for the Museum are €5 for adults and €3 for concession.
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