Science and art – new exhibition ‘Fieldworks’ at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery at UCC
This new exhibition, which sits right at the interface of the arts and natural sciences, was developed with the help of Dr Maria McNamara and colleagues at the UCC School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences. The environments inhabited by various species of animals are essential to understanding their lives, routines and habits. Their study and observation requires us to experience animals in the wild or through a careful re-creation of their natural habitats. Including works by Irish and international artists, Fieldworks explores the places inhabited by animals, from the undisturbed natural setting to urban locales to artificial or scientific displays. The exhibition incorporates a display of animal specimens, research materials and study materials used by scientists and an extensive programme of lectures, workshops, tours, courses and events. Fieldworks is curated by Chris Clarke and runs from the 1st August 2014 to the 2nd November 2014; entry is free.