Saturday 12 July will see the first of three weekly openings of Basic Space's Stone Soup project in the Sailors' Home, O'Curry Street, Limerick. The exhibition space has been furnished with local limestone of all sizes which form a fulcrum around which the project revolves. Invited artists will be visiting the building throughout the month of July and making work with, on and around these stones.
Over the last two weeks artists have begun to arrive and work onsite, this first event will display the initial responses of Lucy Andrews, Stéphane Hanly, Tracy Hanna and Lee Welch to the site and the conditions of the residency. It will also allow the public a chance to get more acquainted with Basic Space, the artists involved and the process of the project.
The coming open days (19th, 23rd and 26th of July) will see contributions from Alan-James Burns, Katie Mooney Sheppard, Greg Howie, Clare Breen, Marie Farrington, Caoimhe Kilfeather, Oisin O'Brien, Eoghan Ryan, Liliane Duthop, James Ó hAodha, Hannah Fitzpatrick, Jane Fogarty, Jason Dunne, Lee Welch, Paul Maguire, Simon Cummins, Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty, Daniel Tuomey, Suzanne Walsh, Rob Murphy & Lily Cahill, David Lunney.
Basic Space have been invited to produce this project by Ormston House as part of Limerick City of Culture. Basic Space acknowledge the support of the Arts Council and Shannon Foynes Port Company in bringing the project to fruition.
c/o Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square / +35361310633 / eva.ie
Every two years EVA International works with guest curators to create a 12-week programme of exhibitions and events.