Clare, Limerick and Tipperary arts offices invite visual artists to come together for a FREE networking event with tea and chats at Limerick City Gallery of Art with curators and programmers. This will be an opportunity to make connections with artists, curators and art organisations.

Curators joining on the day are:

Dermot Browne is an Irish artist and curator born in Dublin in 1973. Browne’s painting practice grounds and informs a range of activities and engagements, inclusive of a busy curatorial programme of exhibitions across independently and collaboratively negotiated spaces within and and without the Arts Infrastructure.

Painting as a way of “seeing into” and also “looking upon” the world, has led Dermot from a studio practice which adopts a broad range of methodologies, outward towards the arts-infrastructure, in a systems based investigation into the assumptions that we as “arts workers”  labor under.

As moved by artists and their lives as he is by their productions, Dermot’s 25 year + engagement in Somatic practices, in particular Meditation, has informed his Performance based Coaching method.

An active practitioner of change-making technologies, Dermot is currently taking his Masters in Design Thinking for Sustainability through UCD’s Innovation Academy, and is also a Core Team member of the Ireland Hub for MIT’s Theory U practices at the Presencing Institute.

He also makes a pretty good Risotto.

Niamh Brown is a curator, researcher and producer based in Limerick City. In 2012, she joined the Ormston House team and currently works there as curator. She holds a B.A. in Fine Art from Limerick School of Art & Design. From 2019 to 2021, she was Creative Producer for the 39th edition of EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art.
Projects include Strange Weather, a solo exhibition by Laura Fitzgerald; CASTLES, a solo exhibition by Czech artist Rudolf Samohejl; The Feminist Supermarket, co-curated with Mary Conlon, and Mapping Wolfe Tone Street, a community-centred project with the residents of Limerick’s Wolfe Tone Street and artist Mary Conroy and historian Sharon Slater. Other projects include the Creative Europe project Artist-Run Network Europe (2020-2023), where she led on research on articulating the social value of artist-run initiatives, and co-commissioner of CONNIE, a multi-disciplinary theatre project working with Joanne Ryan and Ann Blake. Niamh also curates and manages Ormston House’s participation at international independent art fairs, including Stockholm’s Supermarket Independent Art Fair. Outside of visual art, Niamh sits on the Board of Directors for Women’s Collective Ireland and on the advisory group for their Limerick branch.

Valeria Ceregini is an Italian Irish-based art historian and visual arts curator with an international practice. She has over 10 years of curatorial experience and is invested in supporting artists, creating sociocultural projects and mediating with institutions.

She is the recipient of multiple bursaries and awards. She extensively exhibited her projects across Europe, such as Karvansarai by Art Nomads, Living through Paintin(ing) by Richard Gorman, Breaking Borders (group show), Over Nature (group show). Among her most recent projects, she is teaming up with Scéal Arts Collective in partnership with Our Balbriggan, Fingal County Council, and Arts Council of Ireland.

Available for artists based in Counties Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.
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