Limerick, Ireland
Michelle Horrigan, Get Art, 2023. Designed by Wayne Daly.

Michele Horrigan in conversation with Peter Carroll

The Grove, 11 Cecil St, Limerick, V94 Y322
28 October, 2pm

As part of the ongoing Never Look Back programme, Michele Horrigan’s new curatorial commission GET ART sees elements of the EVA archive infiltrate, disrupt and alter the format of the popular board game Monopoly. Horrigan recalls the 2016 launch of a version of the game dedicated to Limerick City, where players were given the opportunity to roll dice to buy and trade local city properties and develop houses and hotels, aiming to drive their opponents into bankruptcy. In making a comment about the reduction of the city’s image to financial circulation and speculative investment rather than as a cultural entity and a place of lived life, Horrigan’s archival research sees previous EVA artworks re-imagined to replace property and financial transaction. Exhibition memories are recalled in a new form of journey and interaction with the city. Designed by Horrigan’s long time collaborator Wayne Daly, GET ART will be available to play at the event. Admission is free, but booking is required here.

Michele Horrigan is an Irish artist and curator. She studied art at the University of Ulster, Belfast and the Städelschule, Frankfurt. Recent exhibitions of her videos and installations have occurred at MACRO, Rome, EVA International, – Ireland’s Biennale of Contemporary Art, Limerick; Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz, and Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin. Since 2006 she is founder and director of Askeaton Contemporary Arts, facilitating artists residencies, exhibitions and publication production in rural southwest Ireland with over one hundred realised projects, often with a particular interest in site-specific and socially-engaged practices. Many artworks made in this context have subsequently been presented throughout the world in exhibitions, art biennials and film festivals.

Peter Carroll is an architect who established A2 Architects Ltd. with Caomhán Murphy in 2005, becoming Sole Director in 2012. The practice is a registered RIAI practice with Conservation Grade 3 accreditation. Since graduating with 1st Class Honours from University College Dublin in 1995, Peter has gained extensive Irish and international experience on a broad range of building types and sizes. Prior to establishing A2 Architects Peter spent seven years as an Associate with O’Donnell & Tuomey in Dublin followed by a further three years as an Associate with the Pritzker Prize recipient Rafael Moneo in Madrid, Spain. Since 2008, he has worked as Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture University of Limerick (SAUL).