For the new Museum in a Garden, the public voted to have the remaining tree trunk of the diseased Chestnut turned into a sculpture. Ideally the sculpture will reflect objects in the museum. It could also be a climbable structure. A small collection can be seen above/below
The Hunt Museum in a Garden is currently being landscaped as a new public space for Limerick, running down to the River Shannon from our 18th century Georgian Palladian Custom House.
The landscaping mixes the concepts of the tidal estuary and eclectic objects in the museum. It includes spaces for a Community & Sensory Garden and the Cobbles and Benches from our Fund a Cobble campaign.
It has plenty of seating, a garden chess set, boules and ‘hills’ to roll down. Conceived as an extension to the museum, there are seven sculpture plinths in situ surrounded by planting that express the proposed sculpture’s origins.
The technologies of 3D scanning and 3D printing are being used to reproduce large scale replicas of artefacts within the museum, “hidden” in the collection cases. The first is Olmec Man. See images below.
The Tree Trunk sculpture should complement the garden and other proposed sculptures.
The winning artist will receive up to a maximum of €4000 in prize money, depending on the judges assessment, and attend the launch of the Museum in a Garden on June 24, at 6pm, and to complete the work over this Summer.
Entries are to be submitted by Friday 28 May 2021 5pm. Entries should consist of a completed form and some pictures/drawings of your ideas.
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