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The Limerick Show – Sian Costelloe is one of the many Limerick artists featured in the exhibition

The Limerick Show exhibits local artists at Ormston House

By I Love Limerick correspondent Ava O’Donoghue

Ormston House is a gathering place for the arts in Limerick. They strive to grow audiences for contemporary art and build an international network for cultural exchange and engagement.

Ormston House is hosting The Limerick Show to mark the one-year anniversary of securing a long-term lease at 9-10 Patrick Street.

The exhibition takes place until February 19, and admission is free to all the public.

Ormston House is a gathering place for the arts in Limerick City. It strives to grow audiences for contemporary art and build an international network for cultural exchange and engagement.

The Limerick Show showcases 31 visual artists, from early careers to established practitioners. Painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and video are some of the mediums used in the show to highlight the different varieties of works that are being created in Limerick.

Through a free membership scheme, Limerick-based artists were invited to propose their artwork. The artworks were then selected by Niamh Brown and Caimin Walsh from Ormston house in collaboration with Norway-based artist and curator, Jet Pascua.

“Coming from a relatively small city, I find there are a lot of similarities between Tromsø, where I am based, and Limerick,” Jet said. “The sense of being part of a community, addressing its complexity, is very present in many of the applications that we assessed, and it is also central to how Ormston House operates,”

“I feel very grateful, and consider it a privilege, to have had the opportunity to see the work of artists based in Limerick, and to work with the curators of Ormston House.” Jet added.

Ormston House is thrilled to be introducing audiences to a diverse range of art created in Limerick. They hope to continue this commitment to supporting artists going forward.

One artist featured in the show was El Reid Buckley, who commented, “It is surreal to see my name amongst these brilliant people.” 

The exhibition features artists’ folders at reception, containing information about each of the creatives and their works.

Artworks are available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the artist themselves.

For more information on The Limerick Show, go HERE

For more stories on Ormston House, go HERE 

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