Ormston House

Limerick, Ireland

9-10 Patrick Street
xxx Limerick City
Limerick, Ireland


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 create new opportunities for artists and arts workers. Our core question is: how can we support artists better? The three pillars of our programme are artistic ambition, community engagement and professional development. The Artists-in-Residence play a central role in our thinking. Ormston House welcomes audiences seeking intimate arts experiences. Our programme is co-designed with citizens to promote access and inclusion, resulting in community partnerships, multi-annual projects and cultural events that are responsive to the city and its context. We have developed a participatory model to connect local wisdom with diverse approaches to artistic practice. Ormston House is part of the Limerick Public Participation Network and the Irish Network Against Racism. We are also active members of two international networks: Artists’ Initiatives Meetings and Trans Europe Halles.

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.

Alan Butler, "Come Together", HD Video, 10min 40sec, 2013
Alan Butler, “Internet Uber Alles”, Mixed Media, Dimensions Variable, 2012, Photo: Davey Moor
Katsushika Hokusai, “Ao Fugi”, Woodblock print, 26.5 x 39.5cm, c. 1830, and Alan Butler, “An Icon of Public Significance”, HD Video, 12min 50sec, 2014
Alan Butler, “The Way It Is For Now 1 & 2”, Bronze-infused Polylactic Acid and Audio Cassette Tape, Dimensions Variable, 2014
Alan Butler, “The Mirror Phase”, Archival Inkjet Ink on Wallpaper, Archival Inkjet Ink on 300psm Paper, Acrylic Paint, Frame, Dimensions Variable, 2014
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