EVA The Limerick Exhibition of Visual Art at the City Art Gallery, Pery Square.
This year's exhibits were selected by Italian artist Ida Panicelli, curator of the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome. Ida Panicelli wanted,
To identify artists who were working with personal images to encourage the interesting and the original, and avoid the trendy.
Organisers are anxious to shed the elitism associated with previous exhibitions.
Exhibition Organiser Lorraine Wall outlines the plans for a series of education based lectures and events geared towards schools and the general public. The challenge to engage the public with the exhibits is illustrated by the reaction of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev after touring an exhibition of modern art in New York.
He asked if all the exhibits had been painted with a donkey's tail.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 28 October 1987. The reporter is Michael Walsh.