LCGA Exhibitions

Limerick Connections,

Limerick Connections, works from the Permanent Collection July - Aug 2020

July - August 2020
Limerick City Gallery of Art

Limerick Connections

Limerick Connections (works from the Permanent Collection)

31st July – 6 September 2020


Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) is delighted to present Limerick Connections an exhibition of works by artists associated with Limerick from the 70s to the present day from the Permanent Collection.


The Permanent Collection has a very proud tradition of supporting artists from this era including Jack Donovan, Walter Verling, Tom Fitzgerald, Vivienne Bogan, John Shinnors through the 80s and 90s with artists Diana Copperwhite, Áine Nic Giolla Coda and Michael Canning represented. We are delighted to include work by younger artists such as Ramon Kassam and Gillian Kenny and finally new work by graduates from the recent 2020 Degree show which was held in LCGA.


Altogether there are 67 artists included in the show with a strong emphasis on painting. The diverse nature of the exhibition gives a really appraisal of how techniques and subject matter have changed over the last fifty years the fundamental gesture of painting remains the same.


It seemed appropriate after this period of lockdown to “dust down” that this treasure trove of works by artists who have won national acclaim and younger artists who undoubtedly will go on to great things but who are strongly connected to Limerick should be honoured here in Limerick City Gallery of Art.


Featured Artists include: Analog Devices, Robert Baker, Dietrich Blodau, Vivienne Bogan, Anne Brennan, Jamie Burke, Erika Cagney, Michael Canning, Diana Copperwhite, Carl Doran, Joe Duggan, Susan Dunne, Jack Donovan, Pauline Fitzgerald, Tom Fitzgerald, Mike Fitzpatrick, Martin Folan, Charles Harper RHA, Kate Hennessy, Gavin Hogg, Tim Humphrise, Ramon Kassam, Alan Keane, Rosalind Kennedy, Gillian Kenny, Joe Lane, David Lilburn, Don MacGabhann, Des MacMahon, Mary Moloney, Peter Morgan,  Coilin Murray, Chloe Murray, Sinead McKillican, Michael McLoughlin & Our Lady of Lourdes CDP Women’s Group, Niamh McCann, Laura McMurrow, Lorraine Murphy, Mary Nagle,  Áine Nic Giolla Coda,  P.J. O’Connell, Maureen O’Connor, Enda O’Donoghue, Fiona O’Dwyer, Deirdre O’Mahony, Eamonn O’Mahony, Doireann O’Malley, Paul M. O’Reilly, Suzannah O’Reilly, Amy O’Riordan, Melanie O’Rourke, Deirdre A. Power, Ann Ryan, Robert Ryan, Thomas Ryan PRHA, Jim Savage, Jim Sheehy, John Shinnors, Richard Slade, Donald Teskey,  Maighread Tobin, Clodagh Toomey,  Benedict Tutty, Walter Verling, Lorraine Wall, Samuel Walsh, Martin Yelverton.


Exhibition information sheet  Limerick Connections Aug-Sep 2020 (281 Kb)


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