New exhibit by Traveller women at Limerick’s Hunt Museum

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Thirteen Traveller women from Limerick city participated in a project based at the Hunt Museum
AN EXHIBITION of glass pieces made by Traveller women to reflect their faith and other areas of their lives will go on display in the Hunt Museum from this Thursday.

AN EXHIBITION of glass pieces made by Traveller women to reflect their faith and other areas of their lives will go on display in the Hunt Museum from this Thursday.

Entitled Home, the exhibition is the culmination of an eight week project based at the Hunt Museum and showcases the artwork of 13 Traveller women.

Mentored by celebrated artist, Róisín de Buitléar, the women explored the subject of ‘home’ and produced such original and quality pieces that it was felt they warranted a stand-alone exhibition.

Working through the medium of glass and using museum artefacts as a source of ideas, the women created pieces that reflect themes such as faith, community, housing and family.

Their pieces also reflect some of the challenges that living on a designated Traveller sites in Limerick city can bring.

The project, supported by Limerick City Traveller Health Advocacy Programme and funded by Limerick City and County Council, afforded the 13 women the opportunity to visually express their thoughts and ideas.

The launch of the exhibition will take place on January 7 at 11am.

The exhibition is open to the public until January 28 and all are welcome to view the pieces. It has been co-funded by the council and the museum.