About Hunt Museum Exhibition Project: Preservation
26th Annual LSAD Student Painting Show 2023.
The Annual Hunt Museum Student Exhibition titled Preservation will be open to the public from the 21th April and will run for several weeks ending on May 11th.
The Second Year Painting students form the Limerick School of Art and Design created a diverse range of paintings/drawings/collage/photos that relate to the idea of Climate change and respond to the Hunt Museums collection within the changing ecology of the 21st Century.
A selection of these original artworks will be exhibited in the Hunt Museum Side Wing Exhibition Space displayed on tables and in the Museum. From these original artworks one image has been designed as a poster with incorporated text that relates in a broad sense to the environment and our Climate Emergency. These posters will then be exhibited in the staircase area of the Hunt Museum.
This project provides the opportunity for painting students to actively engage and respond to the Hunt Museums important collection, which includes over 2,000 works of Art, including Picasso, Giacometti, Gauguin, and Renoir as well as vitrines full of curious artefacts.
Each Year a diverse range of ideas and concepts emerge from this collaborative process, not only regarding the actual objects and paintings on view but also the display methods used by the Hunt.
Artists throughout history have investigated and explored various contexts and subjects and in today’s world of turmoil and changes issues around ecology and the environment have become very pertinent to how contemporary artists create and engage with our changing world.
We have the opportunity now, as a species fully in touch with each other, to unlearn and relearn our own patterns of thinking and storytelling in a way that allows us to be actually in communion with our environment, as opposed to dominating, colonialist separation from the environment.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs.
The 26TH Hunt Museum will open on Thursday 20th April at 6pm , providing the public with an insight into the creative mind of the student , as well as providing the student with a valuable experience of working with and Exhibiting in a Museum and interpretating important and relevant issues of today.