Six Limerick city venues selected for 2016 Eva exhibition

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

Six Limerick city venues selected for 2016 Eva exhibition

A section of the Cleeve's site being used for the 2014 Eva (Picture: Deirdre Power). It returns this April, curated by Koyo Kouoh, pictured below with Woodrow Kernohan, director of EVA

THE various venues across the city that will play host to the upcoming Eva International exhibition have been announced.

Six venues will host work by the 57 artists selected for the biennial exhibition, curated by Koyo Kouoh, the 37th edition of Eva, which is called Still (the) Barbarians, and opens on April 16.

They are Limerick City Gallery of Art, Cleeve’s Condensed Milk Factory, The Hunt Museum, The Sailors’ Home, King John’s Castle and Mother Macs on High Street.

A number of performances will take place at other locations in April, while Ormston House will, in partnership with Eva, present Murder Machine curated by Christine Eyene. Ms Kouoh said the venues were chosen “for their historical relevance to both EVA International and Limerick city”.

“Limerick City Gallery of Art has long been the home of EVA in many ways and is the perfect site for the artists that will be shown there. St John's Castle and The Hunt Museum are both well established attractions, while Cleeve's Condensed Milk Factory and The Sailor's Home are being repurposed as exhibition spaces.

"Mother Macs is the perfect venue for Liam Gillick's project And Then... which is an open mic spoken word film festival. It is really exciting to see all the venues coming to life this week with artworks being installed.”

A call out has been issued for Gillick's project, which will run over the opening weekend and every Thursday during the exhibition, which runs until July 17. The festival programme includes a series of films chosen by the artist, curator, and participants in the work. Contact andthen@eva.ie to register interest.