Askeaton Comtemporary Arts host the 13th edition of Welcome to the Neighbourhood - International and Irish artists live and work in County Limerick throughout July 2018.
Since 2006, Askeaton Contemporary Arts commission, produce and exhibit contemporary art in the locale of a small town in County Limerick, Ireland.
Public events, free and open to all, take place during the artists' stay, culminating in a special Open Day on Saturday 28th July, featuring new commissioned artworks to be encountered throughout Askeaton.
Programme of Events
Monday 16th July @ 11.30am
Join Askeaton's tour guide Anthony Sheehy on an exploratory walk around the town's medieval history.
Wednesday 18th July @ 12.30pm
Askeaton Civic Trust - For over a decade the Office of Public Works are active inside Askeaton's Medieval Castle, enacting a long-term conservation project on one of Ireland's most important buildings. Join artist Carl Doran and OPW staff as they describe their work and the day-to-day tasks involved.
Friday 20th July @ 8pm
Askeaton Civic Trust - Askeaton's Church of Ireland priest, and accomplished author, blogger and journalist, Patrick Comerford is given carte blanche to present a talk at Askeaton Civic Truct. Expect a journey through the history of western art, with renaissance painter El Greco at the helm.
Monday 23rd July @ 11.30am
Askeaton Civic Trust - Another opportunity to share in the knowledge of tour guide Anthony Sheehy, exploring Askeaton's history in a walk around the Franciscan Friary ruin.
Tuesday 24th July @ 8pm
Askeaton Civic Trust - Join curators Max Andrews, Mariana Cánepa Luna (Latitudes, Barcelona), and Gareth Bell-Jones (Flat Time House, London) as they discuss some of their recent exhibition projects and recall some of the travels and experiences that form part of their work and profession.
Thursday 26th July @ 8pm
Askeaton Civic Trust - Karin Dubsky is one of Ireland's leading marine ecologists. She works at Trinity College Dublin and is co-ordinator and co-founder of Coastwatch Europe. She campaigns regularly on environmental issues.
Following the recent Coastwatch Europe exhibition at the European Parliament in Brussels, she will describe her work and how a greater understanding and inclusive vision of an area such as the Shannon Estuary area could be gained.
Saturday 28th July from 3pm
Askeaton Civic Trust - Our annual open day celebrates the work of 2018's artists in residence. A reception at Askeaton Civic Trust will be followed by a guided tour of Askeaton, encountering new projects by Matt Calderwood, Jonny Lyons, Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty.
All events are free and open to the public.
Various locations in Askeaton