Sir John Lavery, Stars in Sunlight

pART of the Solution (Re-opening post Covid-19)

29 June 2020
Limerick City Gallery of Art

Cover image: Sir John Lavery, Stars in Sunlight,Maureen O'Sullivan & Loretta Young sunbathing, nd. Oil on board, 50 x 60cm, Donated by Artist, 1937

Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) will re-open to the public on 29 June 2020 

pART of the Solution, a selection of works from the Permanent Collection

Thomond Bridge,

Anonymous, Old Thomond Bridge, (c. 1800), oil on linen, 62.5 x 89cm.  Acquired 1948.




LCGA exterior image

The Blurry Clock

An audio countdown to the reopening of the LGA on Monday June 29th 2020… and beyond


A single audio transducer is mounted onto the top of the black drainpipe to the right of the front entrance to the LGA building. This transducer plays a variety of sound files to mark each hour, half-hour, and quarter-hour, from 11AM-6PM everyday, during the week preceding the reopening. The transducer turns the drainpipe into a kind of speaker that filters the sounds one hears.


The title refers to a Gaussian Blur, a type of filtering that is often used in digital photography to reduce or smooth certain details of images. In sound, an analogous process can occur when a sound is played into a room, or in this case through an object. We might think of this process as something of a sonic flattening of the curve!


The sounds for this work were created by the staff and students of the MA in Composition and Creative Music Practice and the PhD in Arts Practice at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in UL:

Eoin Callery, Craig Cox, Danny Deepo, Alan Dormer, Oscar Mascareñas, Kevin McNally, Mel Mercier, Jeremy Morgan, and Clare Sands.

Running until July 13th




LSAD exhibition  

From 15th July LCGA will host a selected exhibition from the Limerick School of Art & Design 2020 Degree Show , running until Sunday 26th July.

We are delighted to be in a position to accommodate this show as the 2020 graduates were robbed of this significant opportunity to share and celebrate their work with the public.





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