Collagraph print exhibition of Limerick artist’s work to take place in Limerick City

Laces Inspirations, the exhibition by renowned Limerick artist, Gavin Hogg, will be opened by Mayor of the City and County of Limerick this Friday, November 10.

A collagraph print exhibition by Limerick artist, Gavin Hogg, entitled Laces Inspirations, will open this Friday, November 10. The exhibition is set to be opened by the Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Councillor Gerald Mitchell.

Hogg is a graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design, having studied there from 1983-87. The artist then went on to complete a master’s degree in Birmingham in 1988.

Gavin has since gone on to win numerous awards and have his work exhibited widely.

Mr Hogg created this collection of collagraph prints by gluing different materials to cardboard and creating a collage.

Speaking about the work and success of Mr Hogg, Cllr Gerald Mitchell, said: “It is no surprise that Gavin Hogg has been inspired by Limerick lace, as he is a Limerick man born and bred, and an artist of vast experience. Indeed, he has been a practicing artist for an impressive 35 years

“Gavin’s work is included in many public and private collections, nationally and internationally. He has a studio in Limerick city where he continues to explore the possibilities of painting, print and collaborative projects.”

The exhibition will take place in Limerick Museum, which currently holds the largest collection of Limerick Lace in known existence.

Speaking about the museum, Mr Goggs said: “There is an obvious analogy between Limerick lace and traditional art processes. Print, as a traditional process, is an apt medium with which to work imaginative explorations of the forms and patterns present in the lace pieces.”

Dr Matthew Potter, Curator of Limerick Museum, was delighted when approached by the local artist: “Here in Limerick Museum, we are so proud of our Limerick lace collection that when an artist of Gavin’s reputation and experience proposed an exhibition that would respond to the collection, we immediately agreed to host it.”

Mr Hogg’s exhibition of collagraph prints will be open to the public until November 23.

The Museum, located in the Old Franciscan Friary on Henry Street, is open to the public Monday to Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm; Saturday 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Admission is free.

More information can be found on their website.

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