Ormston House

Limerick City, Ireland

Cultural Resource Centre
9-10 Patrick Street
V94 V089 Limerick City
Limerick
Limerick City, 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 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 three international networks: Artists’ Initiatives Meetings, River Cities Platform Foundation, and Trans Europe Halles.

Ormston House is a meeting place for the arts in the heart of Limerick City, Ireland. Our programme is co-designed with artists and citizens, 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 curatorial practice with local knowledge and activism. Our core question is: how can we support artists better? For Supermarket 2022, Ormston House will present a solo booth by Irish-artist Laura Fitzgerald. Laura Fitzgerald works in drawing, text, installation and video. She cooks and cleans, breathes air and feels badly about the shape of the world. 

Installation view of Fantasy Farming, 39th EVA International Platform Commissions. Courtesy the artist and EVA International 2020, shown at Limerick City Gallery of Art, 2020.
Powerful People Promises, pen and Sharpie marker on cartridge paper, 42 x 59.4cm, 2022. Image courtesy of the artist.
Installation view of The Feminist Supermarket, Ormston House, 2021. Photo by Jed Niezgoda, courtesy of Ormston House
Installation view of The Feminist House, 2021. Photo by Jed Niezgoda, courtesy of Ormston House
Installation view of Breda Lynch's Blue Dyke, The Feminist Supermarket, Ormston House, 2021. Photo by Jed Niezgoda, courtesy of Ormston House