John Shinnors joins us for the 50th Workspace Social at Ormston House. The Limerick painter will tell us about his life and work as an artist in the city over the past 40 years. He will also speak about Adult Reading at Artist’s Bedtime, his new book which will be released later this month at the Hunt Museum.
John Shinnors was born in Limerick in 1950 and has lived and worked all his life in his native city. He studied at the Limerick School of Art and Design under the influential painter Jack Donovan. He has exhibited widely in Ireland and internationally. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections. He is the recipient of several awards and was the subject of an RTÉ documentary ‘Split Image’ by Michael Garvey in 1997. He is a member of Aosdána and is involved in the promotion of the arts through the Shinnors Scholarship and the Shinnors Drawing Award.
About the Workspace Social:
The Workspace Social is a weekly event developed as an alternative format for artists’ talks and networking. Every Thursday, a local or visiting artist is invited to join us for lunch: to discuss a recent project, to share new research or to propose an activity. Participants are welcome to bring along their lunch and to eat with the artist.
The Workspace Social is supported by Healthy Limerick, an initiative jointly funded by Limerick City and County Council and the HSE as part of the Social Development Directorate.
InformationWorkspace Social #50: John Shinnors
Thursday 1 November 2018, 1-2pm
The Workspace Social is programmed by Caimin Walsh for Autumn-Winter 2018.
Image: Girl at the Piano (1979), oil on board, 51 x 76 cm, courtesy of the artist.