Upcoming Events

Date: 8 June 2017
Finite Lives - Milford Compassionate Communities

Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) and Milford Care Centre's Compassionate Communities Limerick bring together an eclectic mix of prominent artists and thinkers who have, recently and very publicly, made declarations on the, heretofore, taboo subject of death, dying, bereavement and memory.

We have the pleasure of welcoming Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell to Limerick, to launch her independent report Finite Lives, Dying, Death and Bereavement: An Examination of State Services in Ireland.

Limerick artist and activist, Katie Verling, has been working in close collaboration with artist, Sinead Dineen on their project Kicking the Bucket which has been the subject of an RTE Documentary on One. Working with Compassionate Communities in early development, Dineen and Verling have worked to create a safe space to think about death, dying, loss and grief within a community setting.  Kicking the Bucket Again is the second iteration of this project.

Those curious about our changing approach to death, dying and bereavement will find the events at LCGA on Thursday, June 8th profoundly engaging. The timetable for the afternoon and evening events are as follows:

  • 4 pm     Clea van der Grijn’s artist’s talk on her exhibition Reconstructing Memory
  • 5 pm     Launch of Finite Lives  report with Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell
  • 6 pm     Launch of Kicking the Bucket Again followed by reception


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