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Ormston House is a meeting place for the arts in the heart of Limerick City. We opened in 2011 as a Cultural Resource Centre to welcome audiences seeking more maverick and experimental projects. As an agile organisation with an alternative ethos, Ormston House offers an intimate experience with direct access to and interaction between artists, participants and staff. The three pillars of our programme are artistic ambition, professional development and public/community engagement. Our core question is: How can we support artists better? For SUPERMARKET 2019, we present work by Joy Gerrard. Drawing on themes of protest and urban space, Gerrard remakes media-borne crowd images from around the world. Recent work documents Brexit protests in the UK and the Repeal the 8 th movement in Ireland.
Ormston House delivers an ambitious programme stimulating questions about regeneration, restoration and conservation in Limerick. We work at the boundary between mainstream contemporary practices and the innovative and experimental. With the support and generosity of a volunteer staff, creative practitioners, visitors and funders, Ormston House acts as a core reference point for the arts and culture sector in the city, providing a physical and intellectual space in which to create and accept challenges.