Mountrath artist wins prestigious bursary

Mountrath artist wins prestigious bursary

Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT has announced its three recipients of the 2020 Printmakers Bursary.


For the past two decades Limerick Printmakers has sponsored an annual bursary for a graduate of LSAD’s Print Contemporary Programme. The Cork Printmakers has been supporting the initiative by providing two bursaries for the last 15 years.


This year’s recipients of the coveted bursaries are final year LSAD students:

Jordan Hill, Mountrath, Co. Laois.

Lily Boyle Bray, Co.Wicklow.

Lara Grufferty Charleville, Co. Cork.Congrats Jordan!

 The students applied for the highly sought bursaries earlier this year, highlighting how such support would benefit their careers. The three recipients were selected by a panel from the awarding bodies.


Congratulating the recipients LIT Dean of Limerick School of Art and Design and Director of Cultural Engagement Mike Fitzpatrick highlighted the importance of such bursaries to graduates as they begin their careers away from the LSAD, LIT campus on Clare Street, Limerick.


“The Limerick Printmakers and Cork Printmakers bursaries are invaluable to the recipients. They allow them to continue their practice for the first year of their careers after graduation without studio and workshop fees, and encourages them to avail of opportunities to exhibit, connect to projects and expand their networks.”


Meanwhile LSAD’s 2020 Graduate Showcase continues online at where the end of year work of the 2020 final year students, including the bursary recipients, can be viewed and supported.


A documentary celebrating the launch of the LSAD Graduates Show IMPACT 2020 produced and presented by Pat Shortt can be viewed at