Contact Details

Steve Maher
Project Manager
Ormston House Gallery
9-10 Patrick Street
Limerick City



Phone +353-87-9873145


Steve Maher Website

Steve Maher – CV


MA Social Practice and the Creative Environment, Limerick School of Art and Design. Currently Studying 2011-2012

Dissertation – Speculative Fiction : The Future and Social Change

BA Honours Fine Art, Sculpture and Combined media (1:1), Limerick School of Art
and Design 2006-2010

Thesis – Santa Claus and Paul McCarthy
Major studies in Sculpture and Combined Media.
Minor studies in Photography and Multimedia

Curatorial experience

Extinct Like Us – Strand 1, Multiples exhibition, Ormston House September to Dec 2012

Solo Exhibitions

-Modern Guilt – Solo Show- Eight Bar in association with Galway Arts Center, Galway, November – December 2011

Joint Exhibitions

-In A State – Sound performance choir MA SPACE, Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick. March 2012.

-Open Drawing Awards 2012, Selected by Síobhain Peircey . Church Gallery Limerick School of Art and Design March 2012.

-Worlds END presents a group show Curated by Nora O Murchu and Anna Crudge, The Guest House, Cork. November 2011.

-Life With Edits – Art in the Making – The Joinery, Dublin. November 2011

-The Double Life of Catherine Street -The Spirit Store – Cat-Dig – Collaborated with several Artist and project Coordinator Tracey Fahey to produce The Limerusian Gazette 13th to the 15th of May, 2011

-The Occupy Space art Auction – Occupy Space Thomas Street, December 2010

-The Black Mariah – CCAD/LSAD Graduate Selection, Triskel Art Center, Cork, September 10th-24th, 2010

-Who Dares This Pair of Boots Displace – Group Show, 126 Gallery, Queen Street, Galway.September 10th – October 2nd, 2010.

-Dirty Rat Bastards – Residency at The Raggle Taggle Consortium, Sarsfield Street, Limerick. 17th-24th July 2010

– Copy Left – The Make and Do Society – Performance and publication, Faber studios, Cathrine Street, Limerick. 19th May 2010 .

– Protest…..Something – Performance – The Spirit Store’s Cat DIG – As Part of EV+A 2010, Catherine Street, Limerick 7th of May 2010 .

-Four Play – Sculpture exhibition, Faber Studios, Catherine Street, Limerick. 1st -8th of April 2010.

-Table of Contents – Workspace, the Foyer, Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick. February 2010.

-The Open Drawing Awards 2010, Selected and curated by Donald Teskey RHA, The Church Gallery, Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick. January 2010

-The Grey Cabinet – Group show, Curated by Peter Morgan, The Church Gallery, Limerick School Of Art and Design, Church Gallery, limerick. January 2010.

-Multiples Cabinet- Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin, Group multiples sale, Limerick. November 2009- February 2010.

-Creative Limerick: Connect to the Grid Limerick city council initiative, The Grey Cabinet group window exhibition featuring: Sarah Feehily & Beth Fox, Thomas Street, Limerick. Summer 2009.

-Vacant: 3rd year Student Exhibition, Bedford Row, Limerick. Curated by Adeen Barry, April 2009.

-Nigel Rolfe Performance week Collaboration with Cathy Walsh (contemporary Dancer) organized by Patricia Moriarty, Arts Officer, University of Limerick, march 2009.

-A Picture of Dorian Grey: L.G.B.T. Exhibition, Sarsfield Street, Limerick. Curated by Breda Lynch, March 2009.

-Excursions: International Performance festival, Limerick City Arts Council and Limerick City Gallery of Art, January 2009.,10315,en.html

-Appropriation: Multimedia Exhibition, Curated by Peter Morgan, November 2009.

-Way Out: Group Exhibition, Little Catherine Street, Limerick. September 2008.
Guest Lecturer and Presentation Experience

-Create and Common Ground in association with Daghdha conference and presentation with Sean Taylor, Dagdha Dance Studio, October 2009

-Elephant talks featuring Peter Carroll (architect); Peter Hanagan (musician) and Steve Maher (artist). A series of peer discussion events inviting creative practitioners to present their work for feedback and discussion. Ormston House, February, 2012


Project/Studio Manager, Ormston house, Limerick 2011 -2012
Responsible for administration, installation overseeing, technical aspects of projects, events and general administration of Ormston House as a cultural resource center with a dedicated visual arts program

Director, Like Studio Partnership, Ersons Lane, Limerick
Organisation of group shows and events in cooperation with Limericks artist community and the School of Art and Design. Coordinating several exhibition including:
Unlikely, August, 2011
Artistically Transmitted Diseases, May, 2011

Installation technician, Identity – Church Gallery, L.S.A.D.,May 2011
Group Show Co Curated by Anastasia Artemeva, Peter Morgan and Elena Bezborodova,

Part of the organisation board, C-Inside, Hunt Museum Limerick, April 2011
The sixth Annual Limerick arts festival involving several of the independent artist studios and collaborations

Invigilation, Influx,Limerick 2011.

Co-founder, The Grey Cabinet – Artist Co-operative
Culminating in The Grey Cabinet Members Show at Limerick School of Art and Design, Church Gallery, January 2010
Previous Exhibition, Hetrotopia, in association with the Creative Limerick scheme, Thomas Street October 2009

Featured on Some Blind Alleys,
prominent Irish writing site supported by Irish Arts Council


Academic: Tracy Fahey head of Art and Design, Limerick School of Art and Design
Tel: 086-0422623 Email:

Sean Taylor, Course leader at MA Social Practice and the Creative Environment, Limerick School of Art and Design
Tel: 086-37310967 Email:

Work: Mary Conlon, Director/Head Curator at Ormston House, Limerick
Tel: 086-4070295 Email:

Sarah Elizabeth Feehily, Adjunct Professor at New York University, NY
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