About the Exhibition
Limerick Pride Kaleidoscope Exhibition will run from Tuesday 5th – 17th July at the Education Wing in The Hunt Museum.
Limerick Pride Kaleidoscope Exhibition, curated by visual arts artist Moya Ni Cheallaigh, will bring together a diverse collection of artists as part of Limerick Pride Festival 2022. All are welcome to come and see the beautiful array of works on show.
Works of art on display include painting, print-making, sculpture, ceramics, digital art and video performance from both emerging and well known artists connected to Limerick. There are beautiful portraits and landscapes, thought provoking pieces exploring gender diversity, as well as art that celebrates Pride in all our lives whether as LGBTQ+ artists or otherwise.
Painters: John Mc Carthy, Peter Bradley, Charles Harper, Anne Stewart, Stephen Murphy, Emma O’Connor Bray, Niall Lynam, Robert Downey, Brian O’Connor, Kate Hennessy and Spencer Cain.
Printmakers include Chris Clery, Ohhi Ohno, Niamh Kennedy and Kacie Daly, and there are life drawings from Maurice Quillinan, Moya Ni Cheallaigh and Mark Heng.
Sculptors include Joe De Búrca and Stephen Murphy, there is photography from Brian Richardson, digital art from Ken Coleman and Margarita Bernal Arango, ceramics from Caitriona Shoer, with a video portrait from Day Magee.
Launch on Tuesday 5th July
The exhibition will be launched by the well-known Limerick actor, director, and playwright Myles Breen at the Hunt Museum on Tuesday, July 5 at 6 pm. We invite you to join us for this exciting launch and refreshments.
Statement from the Curator
“The title I have chosen for this exhibition relates to the Rainbow theme of Pride, which represents the diversity and colour of human sexuality and gender. Kaleidoscope comes from the Greek words Kalos and Eidos meaning beautiful form. It is often said that humans are kaleidoscopic, constantly changing and evolving with deep inner colour and thought,”
“This exhibition celebrates the work of both artists from our LGBT+ community here in Limerick and also artists inspired by issues relating to that community, ranging from thought-provoking political or personal responses to simply joyful, colourful pieces celebrating what diversity and ‘Pride’ brings to our lives.”
Curator Moya Ni Cheallaigh
Limerick Pride LGBTQIA+ Festival 2022
Limerick Pride LGBTQ Festival 2022 will be taking place starting from Monday, July 4 until Sunday, July 10 with the Parade on Saturday, July 9 and will feature a multitude of events from workshops, support meetings and discussions to evenings of music and club nights, to cater to the Pride needs of everyone.
Lisa Daly, Chairperson Pride said, “All events for 2022 reflect the breadth and depth of our LGBTQIA+ community. From the iconic nature of our Pride March to our newer events, we’ve created events with our entire community in mind. There is something for everyone culminating in the annual Pride Parade on Saturday, July 9 and the PrideFest party directly after the Parade at the Hunt Museum. We want to welcome everyone to join us in celebrating LGBTQ culture in Limerick and show Limerick for the truly open and accepting city that she is. Our theme this year is ‘Pride is Culture’ to shed light on the joy and resilience of artists and cultural creators within the LGBTQIA+ community.”
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