Monday 6th March, 1pm-2pm
‘The function of Y – mysterious objects from the Celtic Iron Age in the Hunt Museum’, by Cathy Swift
Celtic related art styles spread across Europe during the later Iron age. In Ireland, these styles appear on objects which, in form and function, cannot be paralleled elsewhere. The most mysterious and perhaps intriguing of these may well be “Y-shaped objects” often found with bridle bits. The Hunt Museum is fortunate to have an example of these and this talk attempts to place the group within the cultural context of later Iron Age Ireland and Europe.
Monday 3rd April, 1pm-2pm
‘A lecture by Michael Canning’
Michael is a Lecturer at the Department of Fine Art at Limerick School of Art & Design, LIT and has taught on the Sculpture and Combined Media and Painting courses.
His studio practice addresses issues in painting, sculpture and printmaking surrounding the relationships between imagery and its meaning, matter and its transformations, history, memory and fact. Michael will speak about the Virgin Mary fragment in the Hunt Collection.
Tuesday 2nd May, 1pm-2pm
‘The Way of Pilgrimage: Journeys and Junkets’, by Dolores McBrunie
This lecture will explore the varied and changing forms of pilgrimage. it will emphasis stated and underlying purposes, along with differing meanings given to journeying.
All admissions are free !