Limerick Lace ¦ Liminal Identity

24 October 2016- 4 November 2016

A multi-site exhibition and conference exploring the past, present and future of lace addressing the role of multiple influences in the creation of contemporary lace inspired work.

25.10.2016 A major exhibition centred on Limerick Lace has opened in the city. The Fablab. ‘Hybrid; Limerick Lace Liminal Identity’ reflects the fact Limerick lace is a hybrid lace, it is both a handmade and a machine made lace as the lace is embroidered on a machine made net. This coming together of old and new technology to make something beautiful has been the defining aspect of Limerick Lace. Picture: Alan Place

Exhibition venues:

The Church Gallery, LSAD, Clare Street : Opening Hours Mon-Wed, 8:30am-9pm, Thurs-Fri, 8:30-5pm, Sat 11am-4:30pm.

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Fablab, Rutland Street, Limerick : Opening Hours Mon-Sat, 9:30am-5pm.

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Limerick City and County Council, The Glazed Street, Merchants Quay : Opening Hours Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.


Nespoon; Street artist, City wide : Lacework at Merchant’s Quay

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Hybrid 2 sided A5 leaflet.indd



Gail Baxter

Carol Quarini

Jane Murtagh

Nora Finegan

Dawn Cole

Students of LSAD

Items from the Limerick Museum Collection

Items from the Sisters of Mercy, Charleville Collection

Items from the Lady Dunraven collection

and much more.