Limerick - the art gallery, funky donuts, and a lucky lane. Blogger chat

There was a rugby match on in Limerick yesterday so I went up and we ended up popping into Lucky Lane, the art gallery, and Funky donuts. Not bad. I love going to Limerick because the city has a block layout. It's easy to find your way around and you can walk from one side of the city to the edge, where the shopping malls are, in under an hour.

 

 

You cannot go to Limerick without popping into Funky Donuts.

They are tasty and have cool new flavours with funky names every week.

Did I mention how they are fun to follow on Insta? 'Cause they are.

And the do a great Americana.

I love contemporary art. A nice picture that looks like its object is cute but I like the strange stuff more.  The gallery had an exhibition by Amanda Coogan. She is known for her ability to distil an idea to its core essence. Since I work with copper and essential oils her works resonated with me.

 The picture doesn't do the exhibition justice. The scale of the work, the space, and the vibe are hard to capture.

“Coogan, whose work usually entails ritual, endurance and cultural iconography, is the leading practitioner of performance in the country.”  - The Irish Times, 2010

I really enjoyed Maggie Madden especially her work with found objects, mainly the telephones wires. Her art was about giving the wire a voice. I wanted to take some pics of her wire work but was too busy living in the moment. As I work with wire I really appreciated her work. Make sure to look at #MaggieMadden on insta.

 “Maggie Madden’s progeny are slight, delicate, formal and whispering and it is in the latter quality that they capture our attention and reverse their audibility to a scream of associations both poignant and relevant”  Patrick T Murphy