Culture Shocked!
Friday, 2 June 2023

The Culture Shocked! Visual Impressions of Intercultural Encounters exhibition has been extended to Friday 30th June due to high demand and the immense popularity of the images, which have been on display in the Bourne Vincent Gallery, Foundation Building, University of Limerick since 23rd March.

The exhibition, which features fifty unique illustrations created by current and former students of the University of Limerick, depict different real-life intercultural experiences which UL's staff and students have encountered over the years.

The exhibition was featured in the Limerick Post, Limerick Leader, and Limerick Voice following its launch in March of this year.

It has also received visits from local Deis schools involved in UL's Academy for Children. During tailor-made workshops, pupils are using Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) to enable them to engage with the various comic-style images depicting cross-cultural encounters, while being encouraged to share their own personal anecdotes.

For those who are unable to visit the Culture Shocked! exhibition in-person, there is a digital eZine version of the images available to view here.

The Bourne Vincent Gallery is open from 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday to visit the exhibition and explore how people have experienced different intercultural encounters over the years!

Culture Shocked! Media Coverage:

Culture Shocked! Comic Launch at University of Limerick:

Culture shocks explored through Limerick comics:

UL students hold exhibition celebrating cultural diversity: