The Permanent Collections

‘Through the Lens’ from the Permanent Collection LCGA

1st December 2021 - 30th January 2022
Limerick City Gallery of Art

East Gallery Installation view of Throught the Lens


‘Through the Lens’ from the Permanent Collection LCGA

1st December 2021 – 30th January 2022

Featuring 22 artists with over 50 photographic works by Anne Brennan, Gerard Byrne, Noreen Casey, Willie Doherty, Joe Duggan, Mark Garry, Dana Gentile, Anthony Haughey, Andrew Kearney, Gene Lambert, Kate Malone, Mary Moloney, Aine Nic Giolla Coda, Deirdre A. Power, Niamh O’Beirn, Eamonn O’Mahony, Doirean O’Malley, Amy O’Riordan, Nigel Rolfe, Amelia Stein, and Michael Timpson.


This selection of works comprises works from the early 1990’s to the present day.  Each work is a prime example of the individual artists at the peak of their careers.  Many of the artists continue to use photography as their primary medium.

Included in this selection of work is a triptych, Evergreen Memories, by Turner Prize nominated artist, Willie Doherty.  A wonderful series of photographs by Amelia Stein titled, Solomon’s Children and  this series of photos captures the fear and displacement of these people from the Jewish community who were forced to flee Ethiopia in the early 1990s.

Deidre Power’s photographs feature local people in local landmarks in Limerick while Eamonn O’ Mahoney’s series focuses on evocative examples of Limerick’s renowned Georgian Architecture. This is a very comprehensive selection of work included in the Permanent Collection and amply demonstrates the breadth and quality of this important resource.


Installation view of Throught the Lens, Amelia Stein,  


How is photography different from other art forms?

Photography is a positive way of looking at one of the differences between traditional art and photography. A photograph captures a moment in time in its actuality, whereas something like a painting or drawing, however accurate is essentially a rendering of whatever the artist chooses to see. ART PHOTOGRAPHY also known as fine art photography, a category of photography which emphasises the photographer’s artistic intentions over the technical or functional aspects of the photograph.


 We hope you enjoy our selection.


Information sheet for exhibition   LCGA Through the Lens Photographic Exhibition from Permanent Collection Dec2021 (1,359 Kb)



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