Future Exhibitions

5 August - 30 September 2017


Lismore Castle Arts is delighted to present a new film  work by Clare Langan. Clare studied Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and with a Fulbright Scholarship, completed a film workshop at New York University in 1992. Her films are in a number of international public and private collections including The Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Tony Podesta Private Collection, Washington, and the Hugo and Carla Brown Collection, UK


In conversation with the artist, Saturday 5 August, 3.30PM


7 October - 2 December 2017

Origins 2017: Gabrielle Drimalovski

Lismore Castle Arts is delighted to announce the winner of ORIGINS, selected from the 2017 undergraduate shows across Ireland. In June the curatorial team from LCA visited the degree shows across the country to choose one artist whose work they felt merited a solo exhibition at St Carthage Hall. Gabrielle Drimalovski was selected on the basis of individual merit, her practice displaying a strong confidence and professionalism.

Gabrielle Drimalovski is a visual artist who works primarily in video installation. Graduating from Limerick School of Art, LIT in June 2017, she is one of 14 students of the Photography and Lens Based Media course.

Gabrielle’s practice is centred around the exploration of the gaze, observation, and aspects of looking. Through study of Lacan’s theory of the gaze and non-verbal communication, her work combines video and digital imagery in order to convey and reflect back at us our subconscious behaviours, innermost desires, and unspoken intentions. Her video work Scopoaesthesia explores not only the notion of voyeurism, but different aspects of how it makes us feel.

ORIGINS is an annual exhibition held each autumn in St Carthage Hall as a way of presenting emerging new artists in a gallery context, alongside Lismore Castle Arts respected programme of important international artists.

Mike Fitzpatrick, Head of School at Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT, said “I am delighted that you have selected Gabrielle Drimalovski to show in St Carthage Hall, it’s a great honour to be selected as the most promising graduate in Ireland this year. Especially as Photography is a new stream, in only its second round of graduation. I am also pleased for Lorraine Neeson as a new Course Leader and the team.”

Lorraine Neeson, Course Leader, said ‘The Photography, Film, Video team at Limerick School of Art and Design are absolutely delighted that Lismore Castle Arts have chosen our graduating student, Gabrielle Drimalovski, as this year’s recipient of their graduate award of a solo show at St. Carthage Hall in October, 2017. The fact that Gabrielle’s graduate show was selected as the overall winner from all the Degree shows, nationwide, is a huge honour and is testament to her dedication, hard work and commitment to her chosen field of study. It is an incredible achievement to be considered the most promising graduate in Ireland this year. It has been particularly rewarding for us to have witnessed the extent to which Gabrielle’s work has developed from when she first joined the newly formed Fine Art Photography Programme in year one, all the way through to the outstanding exhibition that she presented for her graduate show, this year.  We wish her every success in her future artistic endeavours and very much look forward to seeing her work installed in St. Carthage Hall in October.’


Exhibition to be launched by Mike Fitzpatrick, Head of School, Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT.
Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12 - 5 pm.
Admission free


19 August - 15 October 2017

Luke Fowler

Lismore Castle Arts is proud to announce a new commission with the Nasher Sculpture Centre in Dallas, Texas. We have jointly invited and commissioned Luke Fowler to create a new sound work for both locations. The work will premier in Lismore before traveling on to Nasher in 2018. The commission for Lismore will be located in the gardens.

Luke Fowler (b. 1978, Glasgow) is an artist, filmmaker and musician based in Glasgow. His films explores the rules and forms of biographical and documentary filmmaking; traversing diverse fields from sonic experience to marginalised cultural figures. For Lismore, he has draws on practices of focussed listening and architectural acoustics to create a multi-channel sound installation. Using everyday objects found on site to sound spaces both inside and outside the castle. Fowler has created a composition that subtly examines the material history of the castle and its acoustic design.