LCGA Events

Sustainable Futures

Thursday 25 March 2010, 5-6.30pm
Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square, Limerick


Sustainable Futures

Sustainable Futures exhibition opening on Thursday 25 March 2010, 5.00-6.30pm

Sustainable Futures will celebrate the works of Irish based artists that incorporate the concept of sustainability into their work. Organiser Diarmuid Neilan says “The exhibition is all about the Re-using, Recycling and Revaluing of waste materials. The exhibited works shows how the artists have taken throw-away waste material with no perceived value, and through the creative process, have turned them into valued art pieces.”

The works on show will be an eclectic mix of craft, design and fine art elements including textiles, furniture, ceramics, fashion, jewellery, mixed media and sculpture. The exhibition also aims to increase awareness among the general public of the importance of acting sustainability.

A number of workshops and demonstrations by artist will take place over the course of the exhibition and the public will be encouraged to participate. The aim of the workshops will be to show the participants how they too can recreate valued art from waste materials. The workshops will include paper art, eco-fashion and eco-furniture making.

Exhibitors have incorporated some or all of the following sustainable attributes into their work:

• reduce, reuse, recycle, upcycle;

• containing reused or recycled materials;

• minimising packaging;

• minimise or eliminate pollutants;

• source and produce locally;

• efficient resource and energy use;

• free from environmentally damaging substances;

• degradable, biodegradable and compostable;

• sustainable production, distribution, usage and disposal qualities.




Exhibition dates: Monday 22 March - Friday 30 April 2010

Venue: Project Zone, Upstairs at Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square



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