Curators Choice

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Sian Costello – Curator’s Choice – September 2020

Tuesday 1st September 2020 - Wednesday 30th September 2020

  Sian Costello (b. 1998 Co. Roscommon) is an artist living and working in Limerick City, graduating with a first class honours degree in Fine Art Painting at LSAD in 2020. Costello expresses a fascination with established art history and questions the persistence of painting in the digital age. Her current practice centres on the [...]

Laura Poff – Curator’s Choice – March 2020

Sunday 1st March 2020 - Monday 30th March 2020

Laura Poff is a Limerick based artist whose work explores the balance between sculpture and drawing. Through repetitive processes and actions, she creates works which endeavour to evoke something of the meditative state involved in their construction.The use of repetition and chance is a common theme within her practice. Although she uses the same process [...]

Hannah Bloom – Curator’s Choice – February 2020

Saturday 1st February 2020 - Saturday 29th February 2020

Our society is obsessed with controlling our habitats: we clear away natural, wild processes in favour of man-made, pristine environments. Brine is a series of images which explore the concept of rewilding during a time of environmental urgency, as humans begin to lose control over the natural world. These scanned objects are biproducts of [...]

Justin Gawke – Curator’s Choice – December 2019

Sunday 1st December 2019 - Monday 30th December 2019

Justin Gawke graduated of Limerick School of Art and Design in 2019 with a BA in Fine Art Painting. He often works in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and video. He is interested in the nature of how these approaches are combined through exploring issues of display, thereby generating a more [...]

Louise Barrett – Curator’s Choice – November 2019

Friday 1st November 2019 - Saturday 30th November 2019

Louise Barrett is a figurative and landscape artist working mostly in oil and acrylics. Her work is probably best described as expressionist with form and colour in motion portraying various subject matter; scenes of harbours, inspiration from dreams to recurring themes of the horse, including Zechariah’s horse’s and The Horsemen of the book of Revelation. [...]

Brian O’Rourke – Curators Choice – October 2019

Tuesday 1st October 2019 - Thursday 31st October 2019

Brian O'Rourke (B. 1968-) is a recent award-winning graduate of the Limerick School of Art and Design's Fine Art Painting programme whose work can be found in State, National and International private collections. Having grown up in Shannon, Co.Clare and now working/living in Abbeyfeale, Co.Limerick, his practice is primarily concerned with the rhythms of nature within [...]

Samuel Walsh – Curators Choice – September 2019

Sunday 1st September 2019 - Monday 30th September 2019

Samuel Walsh was born in 1951. He studied at Limerick School of Art, Mary Immaculate College of Education, and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. He was elected a member of Aosdána in 1997 . He won the Savills Art Prize at the VUE Contemporary Art Fair, Dublin in 2017. In 2015 I [...]

Sorcha McNamara – Curator’s Choice – August 2019

Thursday 1st August 2019 - Saturday 31st August 2019

Sorcha McNamara grew up in County Mayo, in the west of Ireland. She graduated from Limerick School of Art & Design in 2019, with a first-class BA Honours degree in Fine Art – Painting. Her work crosses the disciplines of painting, installation and critical writing; she is particularly interested in the sensual qualities of materials [...]


Monday 1st July 2019 - Wednesday 31st July 2019

The theme of my work centres on the feeling of belonging, the notions of physical space and place. Enveloped, where I live by space, I am compelled to regard my own place within this space, often feeling very small in an extensive expanse.  Sometimes during these occasions’ moments arise when everything seems connected. A [...]


Saturday 1st June 2019 - Sunday 30th June 2019

Maurice Quillinan was born in Limerick and is a graduate of Limerick College of Art and Design, the Royal College of Art, London (Henry Moore Foundation Scholarship), L’Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris and the University of Limerick. He has taught in Dún Laoghaire College of Art, Limerick College of Art and Design, McMaster [...]

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