Ormston House

Limerick, Ireland

Ormston House
9-10 Patrick Street
V94 V089 Limerick City
Limerick
Limerick, Ireland

info@ormstonhouse.com

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? Ormston House is a member of the Artists’ Initiatives Meetings (AIM) Network with 15 European partners, Trans Europe Halles with 127 European partners, and a Council Member of the River//Cities Platform Foundation with 23 European partners.

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? We welcome audiences seeking intimate arts experiences and progressive projects. The three pillars of our programme are artistic ambition, community engagement and professional development. Our programme is co-designed with citizens to promote access and inclusion resulting in cultural events that are responsive to the city and its context. We aim to ground our projects in community wisdom through an open research process and have developed a participatory model of Useful Curating to make visible the diverse approaches and expertise of artistic practice. The Artists-in-Residence at Ormston House play a central role in our thinking. For Supermarket 2021, Ormston House will present an iteration of “People who (…) have no dreams” by Ciara Barker, one of our long-term Artists-in-Residence. Ciara’s work explores explore the illusory nature of self-image and the fallibility of socially-constructed divides, and this work was commissioned for the Feminist Supermarket at Ormston House.

Installation image of Ciara Barker's Comfort (2019), Anywhere Projects, Limerick, Ireland. Image courtesy of the artist.
Installation image of Ciara Barker's Visible/Invisible (2018), Sailor’s Home, Limerick, Ireland. Photograph courtesy of the artist.
Ormston House, installation view of the "Museum of Mythological Water Beasts", 2018, photo: Jed Niezgoda.
Ormston House, preview of "Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone", 2017, photo: Crude / Shane Serrano
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