Four very distinguished lecturers will give their insights into the artists, the works and the social history represented in the Hunt Museum’s Summer Exhibition A Wild Atlantic Way. Dr Marie Bourke, Róisín Kennedy, Donal Maguire and David McBurnie are all participating in the lecture series taking place on Thursday 16th and 23rd September.
Open to the public, people can join in person or online to learn more about the influences the West Coast of Ireland has had on artists and their art over the past 200 years as it has evolved to be now known as the Wild Atlantic Way.
Open until 3 October, A Wild Atlantic Way – Irish Life & Landscapes evokes the essence and soul of Ireland through a series of atmospheric and strikingly evocative paintings by 30 artists.
Featuring works created between 1800’s and 2019 by Irish born artists or artists drawn to Ireland by the beauty of west coast (including Shinnors, Teskey, Yeats, Lover, Hone, Souter and Jellett), this major exhibition accentuates traditional habits and ways of life - remembering people and history through painting.
Thursday 16th September
Lunchtime 1-2pm Marie Bourke The Lure of the West for Artists: Looking at the enduring appeal of the West of Ireland.
Evening 7-8pm Róisín Kennedy The West of Ireland and Irish Identity: How imagery of the West of Ireland was used to project a distinctive image of the Irish people and their homeland.
Thursday 23rd September
Lunchtime 1-2pm David McBurnie Artistic Variations in Interpretations of the West: How perceptions of place and people affect artistic styles
Evening 7-8pm (online only, free) Donal Maguire Shaping the Wild
Tickets are €10 for a seat in the Gallery of A Wild Atlantic Way and can be booked online www.huntmuseum.com or by calling (061) 312833. Tickets to attend the live streaming are free but must be booked online.