Continuation is an exhibition bringing together new work by nine Limerick based artists who have formed connections through their practices over the course of two decades. The exhibition aims to honour Limerick’s history of group shows, from Sean Keating’s exhibitions in the 1930’s and spanning through generations of Limerick painters who trained at Limerick School of Art and Design.
Speaking about the exhibition, participating artist Gillian Kenny Shinnors said, "Continuation is an exhibition which celebrates the work of established Limerick artists alongside emerging talent. Collectively the group demonstrate the great breadth and variety of stylistic approaches to contemporary Irish painting."
The works on show have been realised through a period of great uncertainty and reflect the experience of creativity in a time of pandemic. This reminds us that despite the most difficult of circumstances, even without an audience, artists are compelled to continue.
The work shows traces of the reality of the age that we live in, and the enormous upheaval of our times. Viewing these dynamic pieces will leave you with a feeling of paintings continual relevance and reinvention in these times of great upheaval.
Artists contributing to the exhibition are:
- Patrick Corcoran
- Martin Finnin
- Gillian Kenny Shinnors
- Melanie O' Rourke
- Lorraine Murphy
- Brian Mc Mahon
- Tom Prendergast
- Ciarán Power
- John Shinnors
The exhibition launch will take place at The People's Museum of Limerick on Thursday 9th September from 6pm-9pm (timed event in line with public health measures). Two musicians from the Irish Chamber Orchestra will perform in the Coach House at 7pm. The event will be launched by Naomi O' Nolan. There will be a wine reception at 6.30pm in the garden.
There is an Open Day on Saturday 11th September from 1pm-4pm with Artists' Talks including John Shinnors at 2.30pm.
Exhibition opening times: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm.
Exhibition runs until Thursday 7th October 2021.