i am only here cos it’s free

2008, LED light on galvanised steel. 5.5m x 2.5m x 0.1m

I Only Come Here ‘Cos It’s Free was a site specific work at Limerick City Gallery of Art and was part of a major exhibition of the same name. The work and exhibition attempted to represent a particular moment of societal recalibration in Ireland, and the role of civic art infrastructures in that. It was described at the time as “a poignant title and relevant to our down-turning economy, yet emblazoned in red rope light on the gallery exterior, it may also succeed in breaking down the conditioned elitism many people still associate with contemporary art”.