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The Limerick School of Art & Design’s end-of-year show features painting, printmaking, ceramics, graphics and fashion.

There has been an art school in Limerick since 1852 and today, with two hundred students, it is the largest institution of its kind in Ireland outside of Dublin.

The highlight of the year is the final year student exhibition featuring paintings, ceramics, graphics, prints and fashion.

Limerick School of Art and Design (1981)

Donal Higgins left school with no prospect of a job, but has been interested in art since he was a child. He applied to the Limerick School of Art & Design and got a place in the course to study fine art. Now in his final year, he’s gearing up for the year-end show which he hopes will provide a platform to express his ideas. He hopes to become a teacher.

Eddie Nea, a ceramic student, believes the exhibit gives people the opportunity to see an art form that is little appreciated in this country. The show is the culmination of three years of work and allows artists to make the public react to their creations.

If you go to the exhibition, you will also have the opportunity to see some rather unorthodox fashion designs.

An RTÉ News report aired June 19, 1981. The reporter is Michael Walsh.


Kayleen C. Rice

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