Men’s Group Art Exhibition

Earlier this evening (Mon 19 Oct) in The Central Buildings, (kindly given to us by Rev. Vicky Lynch of the Methodist Church), we were very proud to launch our Men’s Group Art Exhibition.  In addition to our art, art from Limerick Prison was shown with permission of the Education Unit and artists.  Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan launched the Exhibition.  Ministers are very busy people but Jan has a long association with Bedford Row so we were delighted that she agreed to be with us this evening.  Her appreciation and knowledge of our Project’s work was evident in her speech.  Overall there was a fine attendance and Inspector of Prisons Judge Michael Reilly said some encouraging words that were greatly appreciated.  Our Art Teacher Paul Quane said what teaching in Bedford Row meant to him – his words displayed his genuine interest in both art and in Bedford Row.  The real stars were, of course, the artists themselves whose creativity was evident in the art that graced the walls of this lovely space right in the middle of the Treaty City.  So —– drop in over the next week – it’s just beside the White House at the corner of O’Connell and Glentworth Streets!