Limerick City, Ireland
9-10 Patrick Street
V94 V089 Limerick City
Limerick City, 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 is a meeting place for the arts in the heart of Limerick City. Our programme is co-designed with artists and citizens, resulting in community partnerships, multi-annual projects and cultural events that respond 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?
Ormston House is part of the Irish Network Against Racism and the Public Participation Network. International connectivity is also key to our work, and we are active members of two European networks: Artists’ Initiatives Meetings and Trans Europe Halles. We are based at 9-10 Patrick Street, where we have a long-term lease with Limerick City & County Council.
For Supermarket 2023, Ormston House presents a solo booth by Irish artist, Jennifer Trouton. With the ‘Twilight Zone’ as this year’s theme, Trouton recounts a 1995 quote from Professor Simon Lee – “Abortion in Northern Ireland is thus a twilight zone”. Lee was referring to a lack of legal clarity which caused a restriction of abortion services. Through the series of paintings, embroidery and artefacts, One of Many, Trouton considers the women affected by societal and religious attempts to suppress reproductive rights in Ireland.