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PHOTOS: Third-years LSAD painting exhibition Tenets displayed at Sailors Home

Tenets the Third-years LSAD painting exhibition of New York shall open in Sailors Home, O’Currys Street

Third-years LSAD painting exhibition Tenets displayed at Sailors Home

“Tenets” – an exhibition of new work by the Third-years LSAD (Limerick School of Art and Design) in the Fine Art, Painting Department, exhibited at 6.30pm last Thursday, May 3 in the Sailors’ Home on O’Currys Street. This show marked the end of the academic year.

These students are Third-years LSAD of painting in fine arts. The course is a long-established programme that provides a strong set of intellectual and technical skills to allow students to confidently take part in all areas of cultural production.  In a student-centered environment, there is a rich discourse that surrounds the practice as LSAD  prepares students for the opportunities available in contemporary art practice.  In the studio, the artists are encouraged to explore all aspects of painting and critique historical methodologies of practice.  All studio work is supported by critical and contextual studies.





This exhibition was conceived in collaboration with the curator, artist Stephen Murphy with two priorities: firstly, an emphasis on creating ‘site-specific’ works as a reaction to The Sailors’ Home and its history, and secondly, to make works which are a manifest expression of the artists’ most fundamental principles – their own personal tenets.

This brief has led to the making of works in a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, photography, video and installation work, which should conceptually, philosophically and ideologically resonate within viewers whose personal beliefs, opinions or values align with those of the artist.

These tenets address subject matters as diverse as notions of self, authenticity, obscenity, alienation, gratitude, social connection and the beauty which can be found in the mundane. The Exhibition consisted of 26 Third-years LSAD students works that are all completely unique and original with incredible use of textures and colour which play with our emotions.

Jonathan Noonan was one of the Third-years LSAD students whose work was showcased at the exhibition. After spending his last few months in college thinking about portraits, Jonathan was intrigued to have “a bit of a party,” with the idea of the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting in the world, which auctioned off for 450.3 million euro, and recreated his own self portrait, titled the Salvator Johnny.


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Pictures by Zoe Conway/ilovelimerick

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.