Askeaton Contemporary Arts

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Since 2006, Askeaton Contemporary Arts commission, produce and exhibit contemporary art in the locale of a small town in County Limerick, Ireland. An annual residency programme entitled Welcome to the Neighbourhood situates Irish and international artists in the midst of Askeaton each summer, while thematic exhibitions, publications and events often occur. Through these methods, over seventy artists projects have been realised.

With no ‘white-cube’ gallery spaces in Askeaton, artists work in public spaces throughout the town. This form of engagement focuses on the existing dynamics of the locale, intending to bring forward the diverse layers of daily life and create a rich framework for subjective encounters. A local audience are often actively implicated into the development of projects through their assistance or participation. Such an approach is built on a belief that contemporary art can be used as an active hub for local society, as a form of critique, investigation and celebration where artists are at the center of these dialogues playing a primary and fundamental role.

Askeaton Contemporary Arts has introduced the work of artists from Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Norway, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Northern Ireland and Ireland to Askeaton. This website features a selection of projects made, along with regular updates and news.

 

 

Curator:

Michele Horrigan

Team:

Carl Doran

Sean Lynch

Matt Gidney

Ray Griffin

Anne Horrigan

Rory Prout

Post:

Askeaton Contemporary Arts,

Gurt, Askeaton,

Co. Limerick, Ireland


Email: askeatonarts@yahoo.ie
Telephone: (+353) 872977179

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Visiting Askeaton:
By car: 25 minutes from Limerick City on N69
By bus: Bus Eireann route 314 from Limerick City
By air: 40 minutes drive from Shannon Airport with

regular routes to US, Europe and UK

 


Accommodation partner:
Coolrahnee House, Askeaton,
Telephone: 061-398883 for reservations

 

Sponsors and Supporters from 2012 to 2016

Arts Council of Ireland

Independent Curators International, New York

Limerick City and County Council

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Limerick 2020 Candidate City for European City of Culture 2020

Culture Ireland
Askeaton Civic Trust
Cois Sionna Credit Union

Askeaton Community Council

Rusal, Askeaton
Wyeth Nutrition

KingSpan

Office of Public Works
SuperValu
And many local individuals and businesses

Susan MacWilliam, IC ITE OID, 2015

 
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