The Cool Vernacular exhibition

Posted on May 6th, 2017 by jumpedupcountryboy  |  No Comments »

Limerick Printmakers are proud to announce the opening of The Cool Vernacular, an exhibition of new work by emerging Limerick based artist Jim Furlong. Jim is the recipient of the 2016/17 Tom Fox Painting Award, more information available here.

Martina Gleeson exhibition

Posted on October 16th, 2015 by jumpedupcountryboy  |  No Comments »

Some photos from the opening night of the Tom Fox bursary 2015 winner Martina Gleeson’s show  “OH NO!” in 69 O’ Connell Street can be viewed on Limerick Printmakers facebook page here.

Tom Fox Painting Award 2014/2015

Posted on October 15th, 2015 by jumpedupcountryboy  |  No Comments »

The Tom Fox Painting Award winner for 2014/15 is Martina Gleeson.

Martina’s interests lie in observing the mannerisms of human beings. She enjoys producing images of her observations in a humorous and exaggerated manner and aims to highlight overlooked scenarios within a satirical narrative. Gleeson works in paint, silkscreen printmaking and video.

Martina Gleeson’s exhibition will open on Thursday October 15th at 6pm and will run until Monday 2nd November.  All are welcome. For more information click here.

2013/2014 Tom Fox Exhibition Award Winner

Posted on November 2nd, 2014 by jumpedupcountryboy  |  No Comments »

The winner of the Tom Fox bursary award for 2013/14 was Trish Taylor Thompson.

Limerick Printmakers Studio & Gallery are delighted to present ’45 for Valour’, a solo exhibition of new work by the visual artist Trish Taylor Thompson. The exhibition will be officially opened by Tracy Fahey, Head of Department of Fine Art & Postgraduate Studies in the Limerick School of Art & Design on Armistice Day, Tuesday 11th November at 6pm. This exhibition will be available to view in The Coach House at No. 2 Pery Square until Tuesday 9th December.

‘45 for Valour’ is a series of oil paintings on linen created in response to the one hundredth anniversary of the advent of the First World War. This transformative period in history prompted Trish to explore in further depth the ‘war to end all wars’ from an Irish perspective. A focus developed on the forty-five Irish soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross for their heroic deeds during The Great War.

Rochelle Lucey Exhibition – Limerick Printmakers

Posted on May 3rd, 2013 by jumpedupcountryboy  |  No Comments »

An exhibition of new work by Rochelle Lucey, the recipient of the inaugural Tom Fox Exhibition Award, is running at the Limerick Printmakers until Saturday 25th of May.

Full information available here –

Tom Fox Painting Exhibition Award 2013

Posted on June 19th, 2012 by jumpedupcountryboy  |  No Comments »

As everyone knows, Limerick School of Art & Design was the place where Toms work found a place to thrive and grow. Therefore it is also fitting that an award is created in his name for a graduate of LSAD by the Fox family to encourage a graduate painter in the early stages of their career by having a prominent solo exhibition in a well established gallery.

Limerick Printmakers Studio and Gallery are delighted to be in a position to facilitate a solo exhibition for the award recipient. Tom himself had a solo exhibition in Limerick Printmakers in 2009. The Limerick Printmakers Studio and Gallery are supportive and encouraging of graduates in all areas of the arts and recognise the value in nurturing new talent. The Limerick Printmakers Bursary Award is now well established and it has seen some of the countries top printmakers develop from this award. The Tom Fox Painting Exhibition Award will be an exciting new award for a selected graduate to receive and work towards in 2013.

The Winner – The recipient of the award will be Rochelle Lucey. Her work involves paintings of façades of buildings  in New York & London that were famous in the 60s & 70s for anti-establishment ideology, like CBGBs and Salford Mens Club.

The Fox family recognise the diversity in contemporary painting and are delighted to select an artist for this award based on combining traditional and innovative painting techniques and processes.

For more information or inquiries please contact:


Posted on January 1st, 2012 by jumpedupcountryboy  |  No Comments »

Welcome to Jumped Up Country Boy, a retrospective website documenting the artworks of Thomas Fox.

An exhibition of Toms’ work entitled “B-Sides” is being held at the Church Gallery of Limerick School of Art & Design on January 11th 2012, and this website will act as a companion for that event, and also provide an eternal online home for Toms’ artwork.

Please do return to visit the site often, as the “Thoughts” page will give an opportunity for people who knew Tom to leave comments and messages, all of which contribute greatly to this retrospective of the man and the artist.


Enjoy the website,

– Kevin John Kiely, website designer


Video of “walkabout” of exhibition, and opening speech by Kieran Cashell