Belfast artist, Rita Duffy working with TY students of Sexton CBS in the run-up to the Hunt Museum Teen Takeover.
Hunt Museum Teen Takeover Extends Invite to General Public
The Hunt Museum Teen Takeover takes place this Tuesday, January 30 from 12-3pm in conjunction with The Hunt Museum and B.O.I Workbench.
The Hunt Museum was established to house the internationally important collection of approximately 2,000 works of art and antiques formed by husband and wife John and Gertrude Hunt during the span of their lifetime. The Hunt Museum opened in 1978 in an exhibition room primarily and has since been opened as a Museum in 1997 by former Taoiseach, John Bruton. Though this was a massive achievement for the once family collection to be recognised for its true worth, neither John nor Gertrude lived to realise their dream.
The Hunt Museum Teen Takeover came about throughout the month of November 2017 when internationally renowned Irish artist Rita Duffy responded to The Permanent Collection for an exhibition titled, Alternate Truth which was opened Friday, October 13 of last year by filmmaker and theatre director Art Ó ’Briain.
Born in Belfast in 1959, Rita Duffy has received a BA in the Art and Designed Centre and an MA in Fine Art at the University of Ulster. She is one of Northern Ireland’s ground-breaking artists and began her work focusing on the tradition of figurative and narrative. The themes Duffy works on in quite personal, and she explores the themes of an autobiographical, historical and political nature.
During the exhibition, she worked with the Transition Year students of Sexton Street CBS to create drawings which responded to her exhibition in The Hunt Museum and objects in The Hunt’s Permanent Collection. They created their own his and her-stories around the objects they interpreted. The drawings of the Transition Year students will be exhibited on the B.O.I Workbench as part of the Hunt Museum Teen Takeover.
The Hunt Museum and all involved in the takeover would like to extend the invitation to attend the exhibition and see the works and process of the Transition Year students at the Bank of Ireland Workbench, 125 O’Connell Street, Limerick this Tuesday, January 30 from the 12-3pm.
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