Welcome to LCGA Pages!
First created during the pandemic while the Gallery doors were closed to the public, Pages operates as an additional online space for programming, projects and events which coincide with ongoing exhibitions at the Gallery.
Scroll below to see ongoing and previous editions of Pages, or to watch reels on the LCGA YouTube channel.
Updates can also be found on the main LCGA website and social media links:
Test Space Residency Spring/Summer 2022
On-line Artist Announcement
LCGA is delighted to announce our Test Space On-line Artist in Residence - Rachel Rothwell, who is in residency from late April until early June 2022.
Rachel is based in Wexford, and will spend this residency continuing her own active research with specific communities on their relationship to people, place and material. She will be supported remotely by LCGA for the next 8 weeks, with access to Pages as an online workspace. You can follow Rachel’s progress and ongoing projects over this time, by visiting www.limerickgallerypages.com.
Keep posted across Pages, and other LCGA social medias for more.
Test Space Residency Spring/Summer 2022
On-site Artists Announcement
LCGA is delighted to announce our Test Space On-site Artists in Residence - printmakers Fiona and Rowena Quill, who will be based in the Herbert Gallery at LCGA from mid April until early June 2022.
Fiona and Rowena will collaborate together - as sisters who both practice printmaking as an art form, and also as female artists supporting female artists. They will spend this residency connecting their work, demystifying the process of printmaking to the public and showing the possibilities of craftswomanship, engaging with local women’s communities through interactivity and workshops.
Keep posted across LCGA social medias for more over the next 8 weeks.
PULSE, LCGA Open Call
Graduate Summer Exhibition 2022
Limerick City Gallery of Art is delighted to announce the inaugural Open Call for PULSE – A Summer Exhibition specifically for recent Irish arts graduates and emerging practitioners. This exhibition will be installed in late July/August 2022 and is open to those who have graduated from any recognised Fine Art discipline and third-level institution across the island of Ireland in the years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 or 2021, at any BA, MA or PhD level.
The objective is to support and highlight new and existing work made by artists across Ireland, and to showcase this work in a leading visual arts space in response to the limitations caused by the pandemic crisis.
Please download and read the Detailed Information Document below before completing the application form.
* The deadline is 5pm Fri 6th May.*
Link to Survey:
Your Experience Visitor Survey
For the past few weeks, LCGA conducted short on-site and online surveys, in order to understand our visitors engagement with LCGA's physical spaces, and to help us make improvements. Contributions will aid LCGA's commitment to developing an Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Policy.
** This survey collection is now complete and is no longer accepting responses. Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate. **
At the Gallery
Tom Fitzgerald's Spirit Music,
A Celebration of a Life's Work
Exhibition runs 3rd March - 8th May 2022
(cover image, detail, Death by Numbers, 2005. Bronze, stainless steel, marble, wood,106 x 30 x 34cm. Collection of University of Limerick, UL)
Spirit Music, the title of Tom Fitzgerald’s exhibition at LCGA is an invitation to look at his work in different ways: quiet/resonant; internal/external; corporeal/ethereal all of which are embodied in this exhibition, Spirit Music, a celebration of Fitzgerald’s long career and contribution to the visual arts locally and nationally. Although Fitzgerald’s work has been exhibited internationally, his life, education and practice has been in Limerick city and county. His quiet confidence in a unique personal language and his ease in his own place has been a constant source of inspiration.
Up to 100 works are included in this exhibition dating from the early 80s right up to the present. Spirit Music is a celebration of this artist’s body of work over forty years and provides us with an opportunity to see the development of his work over this period. It also takes us on a journey at times mythical and whimsical and others caustic and satirical ensuring that the “past is not a foreign country”.
Click here for more information.
10th February - 24th April 2022
Limerick City Gallery of Art & City Wide Venues
The European Connection: Belonging Exhibition in Limerick will Showcase the Universal Language of Art
10th February – 24th April, 2022
‘Belonging’ is a major exhibition from the European Investment Bank (EIB) Art Collection featuring 82 works by European artists, from all 27 countries of the EU. Renowned European artists such as; Paula Rego, Sean Scully, Isabel Nolan, Tony Cragg, Anish Kapoor, and many more will feature in the exhibition.
Belonging will be exhibited in eight locations across Limerick City: The Hunt Museum, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Mary Immaculate College, Sailors Home, People's Museum, St Mary’s Cathedral, and the University of Limerick’s Plassey House and Bourn Vincent Gallery.
Test Space Residency (inaugural Pilot Programme)
Physical Artist in Residency - Carl Doran
Virtual Artist in Residency - Dr Rajinder Singh
Test Space Residency is a new and forward-thinking residency model that aspires to meet the needs of a wide range of art practitioners. It considers the availability of LCGA space both physically and virtually. From September - December 2021 LCGA hosted the inaugural Physical and Virtual Artists in Residence, local artist Carl Doran and London-based choreographer Rajinder Singh.
Carl Doran utilised a physical purpose built studio space in the Herbert Gallery at LCGA, creating new in-situ works, working on ongoing projects, and identifying communities relating to the Arts Councils EHRD Policy that he was interested in collaborating with.
Dr Rajinder Singh utilised this LCGA virtual space – Pages, a temporary online website platform, and identified areas of the Arts Councils EHRD Policy he was interested in. He spent his residency researching structures used by migrant art collectives to connect and support one another.
AT HOME ON THE FARM Online Programming
The second edition of Pages: AT HOME ON THE FARM Online Programming, was platformed online from February – June 2021. Developed by Cultural Producer Liz Kelly in response to the physical exhibition AT HOME ON THE FARM by Mary Burke at Limerick City Gallery of Art.
This programme was an exciting collection of interactive events, material and opportunities for the public to engage with artist Mary Burkes works in an online capacity. It featured virtual tours of the work, online galleries, interactive maps, commissioned sound works and responsive pieces by local historians, poets and practitioners, Zoom recorded webinars and in-conversation panels. The video content relating to this programme can still be viewed on the LCGA Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiDQhZMQnVCwkg7Rlde2QsQ
Visitors could also purchase a copy of the artists exhibition publication, and browse through images of other exhibitions operating at the gallery in line with AT HOME ON THE FARM. This online programme actively ran in coincidence with the physical exhibition at the Gallery until June 2021.
The first edition of Pages: was Kingfishers Pages, platformed online from November 2020 – February 2021, curated by Austin Mc Quinn.
This was a new online documentation webpage project to compliment the
intentions for the exhibition As Kingfishers Catch Fire: Animals & Imagination.
Online visitors were invited to explore Kingfishers/Pages, and learn more about the curatorial concept behind Animals & Imagination, the artists & artworks, learning aids and resources. It included an Online Gallery of works, selected writings, curators notes and documentation of previous studio visits between the curator and selected artists. A Reading Room ‘A Scaffold of Ideas’, and section on Education & Learning provided visitors with additional texts, articles, interviews and educational programmes relating to the theme of Animals and Imagination.
Visit the LCGA Youtube channel by scrolling below, or clicking here.