Poster exhibition at LCGA

This exhibition sounds interesting. Limited time only though, just til next Wednesday. The Limerick City Gallery of Art is off-site while work is being done on the Carnegie Building. This show is on at City Hall on Merchant’s Quay-go in the main door, walk straight, turn right before you hit glass and Istabraq Hall is a white door straight ahead.

The Michael O’Connor Poster Collection was donated to LCGA in the late 1980s. All together comprising 2800 items, the collection is characterised by a considerable variety of styles and content. Michael O’Connor had an evident interest in collecting posters with a particular cultural theme or message. In its entirety, this collection is eclectic and remarkable, proclaiming the scope and potential of the poster as a visual medium.

In the collection, numerous design styles are represented from several European countries such as France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Spain, Slovakia amongst others, as well as a significant representation of American posters from the 1970s and 80s.

This particular selection focuses on German Poster design. It highlights the work of two prominent German designers Matthies Holger (1940) and Hans Hillman (1925). It also includes a number of posters advertising a range of German Cultural institutions including Theatre, Opera Houses and Exhibition venues.

We have also presented a number of smaller pieces from a range of countries that point to the breadth of subject matter and style that make up this collection. LCGA is indebted to the donor for the generosity of this gift.

Michael O’ Connor was born in Listowel, County Kerry, where he lived throughout his life. He died in September 2010.

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm.
The gallery will be closed on St. Patrick’s day.

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