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Exhibition – Nights Candles Are Burnt Out: Climate, Culture, Change & Community

February 21 @ 10:00 AM 5:00 PM

The Nights Candles Are Burnt Out: Climate, Culture, Change & Community Exhibition will be on display in The Hunt Museum from Friday 22nd September 2023 to Thursday 29th February 2024.

This major exhibition is the highlight of the Museum’s autumn/winter programme. Night’s Candles Are Burnt Out: Climate, Culture, Change & Community is curated by The Hunt Museum, in collaboration with ESB and ESB ArchivesWestern Star Floating WindShannon Foynes Port CompanyShannon Airport Group, and Gkinetic Energy Ltd.

Night’s Candles Are Burnt Out: Culture, Climate, Community and Change engages minds and emotions through the power of art and culture. It looks at how the harnessing of renewable energy from the abundant natural resources of wind and water of the West coast of Ireland can provide new energy resources while showing how changing our individual behaviours will have a beneficial impact on biodiversity and global warming.

Ireland has a trailblazing history of being at the forefront of renewable energy starting with the Shannon Hydroelectric Scheme and the building of Ardnacrusha several years before the Hoover Dam. It is continuing to exploit that zest for innovation with new technologies able to deliver green energy. The work of ESB Group, Western Star Floating Wind, Shannon Airport Group, Shannon Foynes Port Authority, Gkinetic Energy Ltd and others bring these technologies into production harnessing power for our futures.

People need to feel before they think and do. The exhibition starts with the emotion of the past difficulties and the success of the Shannon Hydroelectric Scheme before looking at where our more comfortable lifestyles using finite resources have landed us.  It asks the visitor to reflect on the issues of climate warming, biodiversity loss and what we as individuals have the power to change. It uses art and digital interactives to make the renewable resources of wind and water power relatable to our everyday lives and show an exciting future of offshore wind and renewable energies

€12.5 concession
Custom House, Rutland Street
Limerick, Ireland
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