Tom Fox retrospective opens in Limerick School of Art and Design

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

THE family, friends and colleagues of Limerick based artist Tom Fox, who passed away suddenly aged just 44 in 2010, have created a retrospective exhibition in his honour.

THE family, friends and colleagues of Limerick based artist Tom Fox, who passed away suddenly aged just 44 in 2010, have created a retrospective exhibition in his honour.

The exhibition, entitled “B-Sides”, opened in the Church Gallery, Limerick School of Art and Design - where Tom was a student - this Wednesday.

Fox, who used Kilfinane as a base for his work, passed away in September 2010 while preparing for an exhibition of his art, the finished pieces for which form the basis of the retrospective.

The artist graduated from LSAD in 2001 with a degree in Fine Art Painting and went on to exhibit his work in Limerick and around the world, including New York and Hong Kong.

Described by his friends as a “tall, sarcastic, grumpy Smiths fan”, a website in his honour has also been established at www.jumpedupcountryboy.com

“We all knew different sides of Tom and this exhibition shows all those sides brought together through his work,” write his friends on the site.

LSAD said they were “delighted” to host the exhibition.