Limerick, Ireland
Aileen Lambert and Michael Fortune, The Banshee Lives in the Handball Alley, 2005.

Never Look Back

Never Look Back is an initiative by EVA International that critically explores the history of the organisation in its home city of Limerick, unfolding as a programme of resources, commissions, and events.

The website linked below, is the inaugural project of the Never Look Back initiative, serving as a digital resource that maps EVA’s history across the 160+ sites, spaces and venues used for the presentation of contemporary art in successive EVA editions. From offices, shops, bars, museums, ex-industrial units, and public spaces – EVA’s use of the city reflects the changing ambition of the visual arts to integrate itself into the broader social environment, while also reflecting the evolution and development of the urban fabric itself.

At the core of the website is a series of profiles – one for each of the venues used in EVA’s history. This profile includes notes related to the history of the venue (where known), alongside details of the artwork or curatorial project that took place. The information supplied in these pages has been designed to provide an entry-level slice of this history, drawn from a number of sources listed on the website in addition to EVA’s own archives. A function of the website is a series of ‘pathways’ that provide various ways of thinking-through or traversing this history through a particular thematic focus or specialism.

Never Look Back was developed by EVA in partnership with a working group of architects and artists (Peter Carroll, Caelan Bristow and Fiona Woods) with design partners, An Endless Supply.

Please click here to visit Never Look Back website.