Museum in a Garden Tree Sculpture Competition

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Museum in a Garden Tree Sculpture Competition

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The Hunt Museum launches a cash prize competition to create a sculpture from the Chestnut tree stump for our new Museum in a Garden.  The sculpting should take place over the Summer of 2021

For the new Museum in a Garden, the public voted to have the remaining tree trunk of the diseased Chestnut turned into a sculpture.  Ideally the sculpture will reflect objects in the museum.   It could also be a climbable structure. A small collection can be seen above/below

The Hunt Museum in a Garden is currently being landscaped as a new public space for Limerick, running down to the River Shannon from our 18th century Georgian Palladian Custom House. The landscaping mixes the concepts of the tidal estuary and eclectic objects in the museum.  It includes spaces for a Community & Sensory Garden and the Cobbles and Benches from our Fund a Cobble campaign.  It has plenty of seating, a garden chess set, boules and ‘hills’ to roll down  Conceived as an extension to the museum, there are seven sculpture plinths in situ surrounded by planting that express the proposed sculpture’s origins.   The technologies of 3D scanning and 3D printing are being used to reproduce large scale replicas of  artefacts within the museum, “hidden” in the collection cases.  The first is Olmec Man. See images below. 

The Tree Trunk sculpture should complement the garden and other proposed sculptures. 

The winning artist will receive up to a maximum of €4000 in prize money, depending on the judges assessment, and attend the launch of the Museum in a Garden on June 24, at 6pm, and to complete the work over this Summer.  

Entries are to be submitted by Friday 28 May 2021 5pm. Entries should consist of a completed form and some pictures/drawings of your ideas.  

For Further information and images:  

Marketing@HuntMuseum.com

Hunt Museum – www.huntmuseum.com

The Hunt Museum www.huntmuseum.com

The Hunt Museum holds one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of Art and Antiquities from the Neolithic period to the 20th century. Donated by John and Gertrude Hunt to the people of Ireland, this diverse collection is housed in The Custom House, a 18th Century Palladian style building in Limerick.  The Hunt Museum is a centre of learning and civic life that preserves and uses its world class collections to support a greater understanding of our past and to deliver new collaborations and innovation.  Public engagement is key to our approach with a full education programme and wide community participation in all our work. 

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Latest version of Hunt Museum in a Garden.

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Photo of the Chestnut Tree Stump – with the new Museum in a Garden in progress.

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Olmec Man | Mexican | c900-400 BC | Hunt Museum | PD

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CNC Tricoya version of Olmec Man

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Other Artefacts from that Hunt Museum that could be inspiration for the Chestnut Tree Stump.

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Drinking-horn / Horn, Copper alloy (gilded) / c.15th / Hunt Museum / PD

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Maiolica drug-jar / Glazed Maiolica / c.16th / Hunt Museum / PD

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Wine ewer / Porcelain / c.18th-19th / Hunt Museum / PD

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Sculpture, Apollo as The Genius of the Arts / Polychromed lime wood / c.17th / Hunt Museum / PD

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Mether or drinking vessel / Wood / c.16th to 17th / Hunt Museum / PD

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2021-05-03T16:04:34+01:00
 

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