PRESS RELEASE: EXTRACT
22nd Annual Exhibition by 2nd Year Painting Students, Limerick School of Art & Design
March 28th, 2019 – April 14th, 2019
An exhibition inspired by the Hunt Collection created by 2nd year Fine Art, Painting students from Limerick School of Art and Design. The aim is to create circumstances where creativity can occur and this happens through the student’s response and engagement with the Collection.
Each year a diverse range of ideas and concepts emerge from this collaborative visual conversation with the artefacts and artworks of the past. In many cases it is the student’s off-site process of thinking and working, engaging with the Hunt Museum staff, the location, drawing and photography away from the personal studio environment, that enables unique work to be produced.
To extract is to take or draw something out despite resistance. Extract is a collection of findings by the students. The project is a response to the works and environment embodied in the Hunt Museum. Looking at the archive, site, building, architecture and the culture of the museum, the result is the body of work presented in the exhibition.
A significant factor at the core of the Museum’s activities over these 22 years has been its long-standing relationship with the Limerick School of Art and Design. Beginning in 1997, when the then Director of the Museum, John Hunt Jnr., invited 2nd and 3rd year painting students to create artworks inspired by the Hunt Collection. This relationship has continued over the years with students creating insightful responses to the collection. This discourse in creativity and artistic response has become a well-established part of the Museum’s annual exhibition programme. We are delighted the 2nd year Fine Art Painting students will be exhibiting their work in the exhibition titled Extract alongside the original artefacts which adds a new life and vitality to the historic collection.
The Hunt Museum would like to thank the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Limerick City and County Council for their continued support.
For Further information: Naomi O’Nolan, Head of Collections and Exhibitions, The Hunt Museum, Limerick. Tel. 061 490082/086 8393194, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mon-Sat: 10am – 5.00pm
Sun: 2.00pm – 5.00pm