LSAD Exhibition Society presents “Taking Root”. Nina Achtelik with her photography titled Deterioration
LSAD Exhibition Society presents “Taking Root”, a showcase of student and graduate artwork that will be displayed at The Urban Co-Op
“Taking Root”, a showcase of student and graduate artwork from Limerick School of Arts & Design Exhibition Society will be displayed at The Urban Co-Op & Wellness Hub as part of an ongoing collaborative project and runs from March 13 to Sunday, April 9.
As part of an ongoing collaborative project with The Urban Co-op, “Taking Root” features artwork that considers themes of community, sustainability, nature, and wellness. The dual purpose of this exhibition is to bring the work of emerging artists to new audiences in Limerick and to see how incorporating art into everyday spaces can enhance mental well-being and mindfulness.
Eighteen artists are on display throughout The Urban Co-op, working in a variety of mediums. Painting, photography, film, sculpture, print, textiles, ceramics, and more are showcased in the main shopping area, the café, the Plunkett room, and the Kelly room. The included artworks respond to a variety of themes in keeping with the ethos of The Urban Co-op. They explore creating a sustainable artistic practice, the process of decay in nature, using art as a form of mediation, the beauty of the natural world around us, and Irish history. Participating artists include students and graduates of Limerick School of Art & Design, from undergraduate and postgraduate courses in fine art and design.
The LSAD Exhibition Society is a group concerned with providing opportunities to bring student artwork to the general public of Ireland, particularly Limerick city and county. Previous projects they have been involved with include “Through Our Eyes” (2023) in TUS Athlone, “LSAD Artists on Display” (2022) in the Crescent Shopping Centre, “Emerging Artists” in the Hunt Café in the Hunt Museum, and “Never Seen Before” (2022) in LSAD Church Gallery.
The Urban Co-op & Wellness Hub is delighted to collaborate with LSAD to showcase this exhibition, understanding that expressing our creativity is part of our wellness journey.
The showcase is open to the public from Monday, March 13th to Sunday, April 9th. The Urban Co-op & Wellness Hub is located at 8 Eastway Business Park, Ballysimon Road, Limerick, V94 N7D3, and is open 7 days a week. Opening hours are available on their website here.