The concept behind this exhibition is to explore a personal response to the collections of the Hunt Museum and Limerick Museum’s collections as the source of departure. Each artist was asked to select two works, one from the Hunt Museum and one from the Limerick Museum’s Collections (preferably with a family related theme) and form a visual or short narrative response to these objects as a point of departure.
This enlarged exhibition of twenty three artists is primarily a mixed media response to personally selected objects from the collections of the Hunt and Limerick Museums. The physical outcomes manifest themselves as emotional, spiritual and critical interpretations to the collections with a reflection on ‘The Family’ as the core theme, be this a concept, an ideal, a memory or an experienced reality. It is a development of and continuation of an ancient conversation between many parties by today’s artistic practitioners.