SCULPTURE AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE UL CAMPUS – THE WALL OF LIGHT BY SEAN SCULLY
The wall is known as ‘Crann Saoilse’ (2003) or the ‘Wall Of Light’.
The UL campus is truly one of the most beautiful university campuses anywhere in the world. Visitors never fail to be impressed by this peaceful green place with its trees, its fountains and the beautiful river Shannon flowing majestically through it all.
In November 2019 the University of Limerick announced details of its plan to develop a second campus in the heart of Limerick city on the old Dunnes Stores site. The Dunnes site has been derelict for a number of years and was purchased by the university in 2019.
Sean Scully RA (born 30 June 1945) is an Irish-born American-based artist working as a painter, printmaker, sculptor and photographer. His work is held in museum collections worldwide and he has twice been named a Turner Prize nominee. Moving from London to New York in 1975, Scully helped lead the transition from Minimalism to Emotional abstraction in painting, abandoning the reduced vocabulary of Minimalism in favour of a return to metaphor and spirituality in art.
Scully has also been a lecturer and professor at a number of universities and is highly regarded for his writing and teachings, collected in the 2016 book, Inner: The Collected Writings and Selected Interviews of Sean Scully.