Four years of creative endeavour came together for a number of Co. Tipperary students as they were among those who showcased 153 pieces of work as the Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD) Graduate Show ‘Odyssey’ opened at the college’s Tipperary Street campus at the weekend.
The exhibition, which is free to the public, features pieces from 153 graduate students and is a coming together also of exhibits from a number of impressive and dramatic LSAD shows that have run in the city and region over the past twelve months.
The Graduate Show was opened by Artistic Director for Limerick City of Culture 2014 Karl Wallace who praised LSAD, which is rated among the top 50 art & design colleges in the world.
“The Limerick School of Art & Design has probably done as much for culture and the arts in Limerick and the wider region as rugby has for sport in the city. Its reputation is not just national but international. This region really is on the international map from a cultural perspective and LSAD has done much to help that.”
The end of year Graduate Show runs until this coming Saturday, June 8th and comprises exhibits such as painting, sculpture & combined media, printmaking and contemporary practice, fashion, visual communications and ceramics.
Said Mike Fitzpatrick, Head of School at LSAD: “Our Graduate Show is an opportunity for people to get an insight into the type of work that we do here. The show represents the epic journey these students have taken over the last four years, as they moved from initial studies to emerging in their own right as artists and designers.”