LCGA Exhibitions


WinterJoy, selected works from the Permanent Collections

7 Dec 2020 - 31 Jan 2021
Limerick City Gallery of Art


cover image show Sarah Ryan, ceramic works and view of exhibition



We have a wonderful exhibition, WinterJoy, at LCGA for you and your friends to enjoy running over the festive season until 31st January.  A mesmerizing range of works from the Permanent Collections with 77 artists representing different genres including painting, print, ceramics sculpture and photography – so there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

It was difficult to close our doors to the public on two separate occasions I hope you will visit the Gallery over Christmas and enjoy the exhibition, WinterJoy.


Artists in the exhibition:  Bernadette Cotter, Anita Groener, Jack Donovan, Karen Guisti, Robert Ryan, Anne  Ryan, Piet Moog, Mary Moloney, Paki Smith, Mark Joyce, Niamh O’Malley, Alice Maher, Naomi Draper, Rita Wobbe, Danny McCarthy, Robert Janz, Samuel Erenberg, Janette Doyle, Sinead Ní Mhaonaigh, Seam McSweeney, Paul Moose, Blaise Drummund, Maggie Madden, Sarah Campbell, Royden Rabinowitch, Felim Egan, Michael Cullen, Fergus Fehilly, Gwen O’Dowd, Anthony O’Carroll, Makkiko Nakamura, Clement McAleer, Fiona Burke, Marcus O’Mahony, Neve Elliott, Moyra Barry, Siobhan O’Malley, Julie Merriman, Mariele Neudecker, Bréon O’Casey, Cecil King, Ramon Iriondo, Eun Mo Chung, Ronnie Hughes, Fergus Martin, Bréon O’Casey/Seamus Heaney, Michael Byrne, Sarah Ryan, Niamh O’Beirn, Michael Farrell, Sarah Durcan, Ghabhann Dunne, Sarah Purser, Eoin McHugh, Niamh McCann, Patrick Pye, Simon Coleman, Elizabeth Magill, Cormac Boydell, Martin Yelverton, Séan Hillen, Sotteno Tiburco, Oliver Sheppard.



Installation view of Paki Smith drawings, 


We have also selected work that we think will appeal to our younger visitors and invite them to respond to our fun quiz about the exhibition as a whole.  Brendan Egan, Learning and Education Scholar has put together a self-guided tour on selected works in the exhibition.   WinterJoy Self Guided notes (1,713 Kb)



Featured in the HUB Space is the response by Educate Together students to Charles Harper’s Retrospective exhibition at LCGA in January 2020.   This body of work is the response from these students to a talk that Charles Harper gave to them in January 2020.  

In addition, there is also some online activity for families and art lovers alike. Let us know through #LCGAWINTERJOY  (Instagram & twitter) 


It was a bumpy year for everyone but I hope you have had the opportunity to enjoy some of the exhibitions we put on during the year.

Check our Social Media links. twitter: @limerickgallery   facebook: @limerickcitygalleryofart       instagram: @limerickcitygallery



WinterJoy_Parallel Editions  

Installation view of Parallel Edition prints at LCGA


Parallel Editions,have a selection of their limited edition prints on display including work by Clea van der Grijn, Janet Mullarney, Amand Coogan, Alice Maher, Michael Canning, Samuel Walsh amongst  others.   

*They are all for sale and would make a perfect gift.  further information on Parallel Editions



WinterJoy - Catalogue Sale

SALE of LCGA exhibition catalogues: Three for €20  including:Elliptical Affinities, Robert Ryan, Fiona O’Dwyer, Anita Groener,  Gabhann Dunne, Bernadette Cotter, Elizabeth Magill, Ronnie Hughes, Richard Gorman & Samuel Walsh; Amanda Coogan, Niamh McCann, Abigail O’Brien, Michael Warren, Clea van der Grijn, Breda Lynch, Patrick Jolley, Into Irish Drawing, Walter Verling, Noughties But Nice,  Tom Fitzgerald, LCGA/NCCD-National Collection of Contemporary Drawing vol. I & LCGA/Education booklet.

Special offers:  *Into the Light, Arts Council Collection   * Mary Swanzy, *Kingdom of Heaven/LCGA Permanent Collection  



LCGA is CLOSED from 24 to 28 Dec 2020 & 1 Jan 2021.   

OPEN until 23 Dec & 29, 30, 31 Dec and back to normal hours from 2 January 2021



The team at LCGA would like to thank all our visitors for their support over the year and look forward to seeing all of you in 2021. To brighter and safer days over the Festive Season.





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