Exhibition

Home – An Exhibition of Glass at the Hunt Museum, Limerick 7th January until the 28th January

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Hunt Museum in partnership with Limerick city Traveller Health Advocacy Programme, funded by the Limerick City and County Council.

Thirteen Traveller women from Limerick city participated in a project based at the Hunt Museum with support from the Limerick city Traveller Health Advocacy Programme. The project was funded by the Limerick City and Council. Using museum artefacts as a source for ideas the women worked with artist, Róisín de Buitléar through the medium of glass to produce pieces worthy of their own exhibition. Exploring the subject of ‘home’, the exhibition reflects themes such as faith, community, housing and family. It also reflects some the challenges that living on a halting site in Limerick city can bring.

According to one of the participants:

‘…[I]ts been great to meet Roisin, she really believed that we could produce something beautiful and we have. It’s great to have something exhibited in the museum. It’s an amazing place.’

The Hunt Museum was delighted to be involved in such a worthwhile project. Feedback from the participants as well as from artist Róisín de Buitléar was wholly positive. The quality of the work produced in such a short amount of time and with no previous experience of art making or working with glass is impressive

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