Limerick city park railings to host artwork

Shane O’ Riordan

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Shane O’ Riordan

Pery Square is set to become a rainbow of colour as it hosts a new free open-air art exhibition ‘Art on the Park’ on Sunday September 16.

Pery Square is set to become a rainbow of colour as it hosts a new free open-air art exhibition ‘Art on the Park’ on Sunday September 16.

Modelled on the well-established exhibition at Merrion Square, Dublin, the paintings will be displayed on the Pery Square railings of the People’s Park from 10am-2pm. The event will showcase some of Limerick’s best amenities, the Georgian Quarter, the Peoples’ Park and Limerick’s artistic talents.

The exhibition is being co-ordinated by Patricia Roberts, from No.1 Pery Square Hotel and Limerick Art Society which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

“The Georgian Quarter is a superb, tranquil setting for this artistic venture,” Patricia Roberts explained. “A similar scheme has been running successfully in Merrion Square in Dublin for years. We want to raise the profile and showcase the Georgian Quarter of Limerick and Art on the Park is the perfect event to help us do so. We’re encouraging all Limerick artists and printmakers to take part. Hopefully it will be a big success and become a regular sight in Pery Square.”

Limerick artists will exhibit original paintings and limited edition prints in the new exhibition so visitors get to buy unique art directly from the artist. They also get to meet the artist, discuss their work and get an insight into their colourful occupation & life. It is a great day for the whole family to enjoy art, and to sample the work of the local talent.

Pat O’Neill of Limerick Arts Society is keen for all artists to get involved: “As Limerick is the first Irish City of Culture in 2014, we’re delighted to begin running a regular event like Art on the Park to profile our local artists and we’re hoping that the people of Limerick will come out and support our first such event on Sunday, September 16th.”

The group hope that ‘Art on the Park’ will become a regular feature in Limerick and on a Sunday morning, many people will stroll around Pery Square when it becomes an open-air art gallery.