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New Exhibitions at LCGA July-August 2016

29 July - 4 September 2016
Limerick City Gallery of Art



29 July - 4 September 2016 

An exhibition which marks 30 years since the Local Authorities embarked on providing for the arts locally, featuring 30 artists and 30 places.

At the heart of all this work are artists, and featuring in the exhibition are renowned artists such as Tony O’Malley, Alice Maher, Robert Ballagh, John Kindness, Norah McGuiness, Sean McSweeney, Seán Lynch and John Shinnors, Seán Cotter, Anne Cleary|Denis Connolly, Cora Cummins, Padraig Cunningham, Micky Donnelly, Naomi Draper, Lisa Fingleton, Jan Voster, Ronnie Hughes, Frances Leach, Vanessa Donoso Lopez, Jane McCormack & Tom Conaty, Roisín McGuigan, Theo McNab, Tadgh McSweeney, Julie Merriman, John Minihan, Gary Robinson, Constance Short, David Stephenson, Patric Stevenson,  curated by Muireann Ní Chonaill, Laois Arts Officer.


 “.. arts officers went quietly about their work, not heads of smart new venues, not curators of major festivals, not heads of glamorous collections but the real harbingers of the kind of change that empowers and transforms a society.”            

Catherine Marshall formerly of IMMA writes in the accompanying catalogue





Sinéad Ní MhaonaighDúil

29 July - 4 September 2016 

An exhibition of recent paintings which are abstract, exuberant and lively.  Colour, pattern, form and structure play an integral part, despite being obfuscated by further application of paint. They are sumptuous and unapologetically painterly objects.

Ní Mhaonaigh has referred to spatial experience through her use of words in the Irish language that describe the lived environment. Dúil is the most recent exhibition to take an Irish language title.







That Lady, A selections  by Marian Fitzgibbon from the Permanent Collection 

29 July - 4 September 2016 

Featured in the exhibition are renowned artists such as James Sleator, Walter Osborne, Charles Jervas, Margaret Clarke, Sarah Purser, Paul Henry, Mary Swanzy, Deirdre A. Power, Grace Henry,Edward A. McGuire, Daniel Maclise, Ciara Finnegan, Sir John Lavery, Pauline Fitzgerald, Susan Dunne, Jerome Connor, Oliver Sheppard, Katherine West, Mary Fox, Alice Maher, Stephanie Dinkleback, Janet Mullarney, Maine Jellett, Kathy Prendergast, Siobhan Piercy, Thomas Ryan, Barrie Cooke, William Mulready, Anne Brennan, Amelia Stein, Sir Gerard Kelly, Jack Donovan, Unknown, Irish School 19th Century,








Michele Horrigan

Sticks and Stones Will Break Our Bones

29 July - 4 September 2016 

an exhibition by Seanie Barron and Quim Packard curated by Michele Horrigan 

The exhibition explores ideas of nature and folklore and the many stories accruing from impassioned involvement by Seanie Barron and Quim Packard.


Stick and Stones Will Break Our Bones is curated by Michele Horrigan and is made possible by an Arts Council Visual Arts Curator Residency Scheme realised in collaboration between Askeaton Contemporary Arts and Limerick City Gallery of Art.  


Throughout July, Askeaton Contemporary Arts present the eleventh edition of Welcome to the Neighbourhood, an annual programme of Irish and international artists living and working in the town of Askeaton, accompanied by public events and much local involvement.

To see this year’s schedule, please consult


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