Current Exhibition

Occupy Space are delighted to announce 5-day residency for Sebastian Mügge, 
a German-Swedish interdisciplinary artist who is based in Umeå, Sweden.

From the 25th to the 30th April 2017 Sebastian will reside at The Artists’ Apartments, John’s Square, during which time he will host a ‘Draw In -’ event at Lucky Lane, speak about his practice at LSAD, and he will be hosted by Ormston House at the ‘Work Space Social’ where a large collaborative drawing will be made.

Sebastian's project will be based on Limerick City. In preparation for his's visit to Limerick, he has been using images found by searching #Limerick as source material for an extensive drawing series. [see Image 1] 

His recent work includes "#deadboycatfilmsexyselfiesuccessquotesgalway", a composite charcoal drawing which spanned the walls of Gallery 126 in Galway, during January 2017. The drawing was comprised of "selfies", videos and images submitted via email to the artist and the gallery, combined with images researched from various social media channels. [see Image 2]

Schedule of Events
From 19:00 - 21:00 on Wednesday, April 26th, we will run a social drawing event with Sebastian in Lucky Lane on Catherine Street. Participants are invited to bring along their favourite drawing materials and take inspiration from the space. Lucky Lane is an emporium of eclectic objects making it an exciting place for drawing.

From 11:30 am - 12:30 pm on Thursday, April 27th, Sebastian will deliver a talk to students of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Contemporary Practice at Limerick School of Art and Design focusing on his experience with international residencies and grants. He will also touch on his own practice which includes many collaborative projects.

At 1.00 pm on the same day, Sebastian will be hosted by Ormston House at their weekly Work Space Social where he will be leading a group drawing activity. All who come are invited to collaborate with Sebastian on a large wall drawing. 

At 7:00 pm on Friday, April 28th, in Peggy's Parlour at Mother Mac's Bar on High Street, there will be a launch of an exhibition of drawings by Sebastian.

[image 1] Sebastian Mügge, '#Limerick Drawings', ink on paper, 2017.

[image 2]  Sebastian Mügge, '"#deadboycatfilmsexyselfiesuccessquotesgalway",
dimensions variable, composite charcoal drawing on wall, 2017.

More information about Sebastian can be found [here]