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Ken Coleman Slartibartfast chosen as Curators Choice at the Hunt

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Limerick photographer and digital artist Ken Coleman has unveiled his new work Slartibartfast which has been chosen as Curator’s Choice for the month of June at the Hunt Museum.

The piece was selected by Naomi O’Nolan to be displayed on the museum walls. The captivating portrait of University of Limerick lecturer  Mikael Fernström will be on display at the Hunt for the month of June. The Curator’s Choice has continued since 2014, having formed part of the legacy of the Hunt Museum’s contribution to Limerick City of Culture 2014. Mikael lectured Ken during his time as an Interactive Media student in University Limerick. Ken chose Mikael as he has always been encouraging of his work and has been a great friend of the Hunt Museum in the past.

Slartibarfast  is a combination of photography and digital painting with some 3D elements incorporated. Elements of Mikael Fernström’s Swedish background have been included through the trees representing Yggdrasil from Norse mythology, images of technology can be seen which represent his electronic background. This fascinating portrait also includes elements from the Hunt Museums own collection to tie the museum into the portrait.

Ken recently created a stylised portrait for the Irish band the Cranberries for their upcoming tour. The Cranberries are set to return to the stage for the first time since 2012. The band are set to play in Poland this Friday June 10 and will play 10 dates before the end of September in Europe and the US.


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Slartibartfast will be on display in the Hunt Museum Limerick until the end of june. Go check it out!

To check out more amazing work by Ken visit his site here

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