LCGA Exhibitions

Dorothy Cross_GRAEVE

Highlights from the Graeve Collection, selected works from The Niland Collection, on loan from The Model, home of The Niland Collection, Sligo

27th April - 18th June 2017
Limerick City Gallery of Art

Alice Maher GRAEVE

Image: Alice Maher, Thicket, 1990, mixed media on paper, 

Highlights from the Graeve Collection,

Selected works from The Niland Collection on loan from The Model, home of The Niland Collection, Sligo

This exhibition is presented in collaboration with The Model, home of The Niland Colleciton, Sligo



Cover image:  Dorothy Cross, Stiletto, 1994, 


This collection was put together by collector and curator Jobst Graeve over the course of the last 40 years, and has a particular focus on the turbulent socio-political situation in Ireland and Northern Ireland throughout the 1980s. 


The collection features works on paper, paintings, sculpture, photography and installation by some of the finest Irish artists of their generation such as Barrie Cooke, Dorothy Cross, Rita Duffy, Michael Farrell, Marie Foley,Claire Langan, Alice Maher, Alfonso Monreal, Jack Pakenham, Tony O’Malley, Patrick Scott, Martin Wedge.


Jobst Graeve began collecting art in his native Germany before moving to Ireland in the mid-1980's and beginning his collection of Irish art. He has curated many exhibitions and projects with artist in a long and varied career, and was curator of the award-winning exhibition, "In State" at Kilmainham Jail in 1991.




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