ART Against the Current Mark Dion Mark Dion’s exhibition stems from a research residency in Limerick, and it concerns “the depletion of wild species in Ireland’s rivers”. Dion is a conceptual artist who focuses on natural history, field work and biology, using sculpture, installation, photography and printmaking, and has built an international reputation. He considers the state of the River Shannon and shows a large-scale piece, The Salmon of Knowledge Returns. JAZZ Prodigal Son Andreas Varady Trio
Slovakian-born guitarist Andreas Varady (above) relocated to Limerick with his family in 2007 at the age of nine. Soon after, word began to filter out of a jazz guitar prodigy with supernatural ability living by the Shannon. Now a veteran aged 16, the word has spread and Varady is an international star, touring with George Benson and managed by Quincy Jones. Here’s a rare chance to hear him in Ireland, with his father Bandi on bass.