Artists take over the Park Kiosk as part of Limerick National City of Culture 2014

Wednesday 12th November 2014: Over the coming months, The Park Kiosk located at Limerick’s People’s Park will reopen as part of a series of exciting multidisciplinary residencies.

Wednesday 12th November 2014

Over the coming months, The Park Kiosk located at Limerick’s People’s Park will reopen as part of a series of exciting multidisciplinary residencies.

Artists where asked to respond to a simple brief: 
What would you do, if you could have The Park Kiosk for a month? 

The first project in the Park Kiosk from November 17th is Dog Tales by Carl Doran will interest dog-owners of Limerick. 

The artist explained, “I am inviting dog-owners to drop in for a short chat about their dog(s). There will be tea and coffee available, a comfortable space for the dog and possibly some doggy treats too!”

Carl will then photograph and draw the dog and during his final week in the Kiosk he will make artwork for each dog/owner. The project ends with presentations, a reception for dogs/owners and a group dog walk.

The Park Kiosk has been on the site it is now since the mid-19th century and witnessed 150 years of changes within the city, until the last JR ice pop was sold in the late 1980's.

Each month will offer a new experience, as artists present work made specifically for this iconic building on the southern side of The People’s Park.

The Park Kiosk's interior will become a green building promoting Limerick as an environmentally friendly and ecologically rich city as part of a project by artist Mary Conroy who commented, “I'm very excited about being given the opportunity to work in this little piece of history in the beautiful People's Park. I'm looking forward to spending time in the indoor/outdoors and creating something new through a collaborative process.”

The artists have all approached the possibility of re-opening The Park Kiosk in different ways. Some see it as a studio, a theatre, community centre and of course a shop. Each month The Kiosk, its history and how it relates to The People’s Park and the city will be explored through different media and art forms. 

Norma Lowney’s project 'The Theatre Shop' transforms the Kiosk into a performance space. Norma will develop a piece of theatre based of shared memories of the Kiosk, the People’s Park and of Limerick City of Culture to be performed in the Park Kiosk on the run up to Christmas.

The Park Kiosk project offers an exciting variety and approaches to this unique historic space. Visit The Park Kiosk over the coming months to see an ever changing living art programme.

The Park Kiosk programme commences on November 17th.

For opening times visit limerickcityofculture.ie

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