Who We Are
PLINTH. is an annual Graduate award exhibition dedicated to promoting visual arts in Limerick City through supporting recent graduates of L.S.A.D.
PLINTH. is first and foremost, a support structure for recently graduated art students that offers a platform for the development of ideas, devised to support and promote recent graduates of L.S.A.D. remaining active in Limerick City after graduation and providing a platform for creative and collaborative support and a chance to continue working with other artists across a wide range of disciplines and practices.
We aimed to showcase the phenomenal talent and variety of work from selected graduates of Limerick School of Art and Design annually. This challenges emerging artists to re-imagine their practice and methods of installation, taking as a starting point for further interpretation, a generic base-structure: The Plinth.
Culture Night, September 16th 2016
All Culture night events are FREE of charge and open to all.
PLINTH II | Sailors Home, O'Curry street| Plinth.weebly.com | Wed - Sat | 12-6
Dervla Mulcahy | Lisa O'Brien | Mellina Van Der valk
Mollie Sinnott | Rachael Wilhite | Shane Cunningham
Project Plinth is an artist lead initiative dedicated to promoting visual arts in Limerick City through supporting recent graduates of Limerick School of Art and Design. Plinth II presents an outstanding line up of artists for its second instalment. Plinth challenges six artists to re-imagine their own art practice and methods of installation, taking as a starting point for further interpretation, a generic base-structure: The Plinth and evolve their ideas collaboratively into an exhibition.
‘Plinth’ is, first and foremost, a support structure for recent graduates which attempts to offer a platform for the development of ideas and a chance to continue working with other artists across a wide range of disciplines and practices. Project Plinth aim’s to showcase the phenomenal talent and variety of work being created from selected graduates of Limerick School of Art and Design, chosen not on their academic achievements but rather on the basis of the quality of work produced for the graduate exhibition in 2016.
Coming into its second year we aim to expand on the success of last year positioning the exhibition as an annual graduate award exhibition, creating something we felt would have benefited us as recent graduates, facilitating the production and exhibition of work in an effort to make the process of exhibiting outside of college as easy as possible. Plinth allows the participating graduates to experience the artistic process of other emerging artists creating a space to continue their artistic development among fellow LSAD students and seeing how each operate in different ways, through different methods and different material concerns.
The plinth is often regarded as a tool or support structure rather than part of the art, which initiates a nice link between the artists very different concepts to be interpreted in many ways, some may use it as a traditional plinth to display their work and others may re-imagine the functionality and structure of the plinth, so long as the plinth is used and a dialog or process has taken place. This is also an opportunity for them to show their work fresh out of college and experience the process of producing a group show. Artists often graduate from college and enter hibernation never to emerge again and this, to us is a great shame. We want to promote and support these young artists to continue their practice and to remain active and growing the creative discourse and culture in Limerick.
Plinth is curated by Simon Fennessy Corcoran