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ECO SHOWBOAT at Banagher

ECO SHOWBOAT at Banagher

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Banagher Marina

R42 WY65

Banagher

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Artist Alan Phelan considers the work of Offaly born scientist John Joly. Geologist Patrick Wyse Jackson asks "can rocks save the planet?"

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THE ECO SHOWBOAT EXPEDITION 2022

ARTISTS UNDERTAKE SOLAR POWERED EXPEDITION ON THE SHANNON TO SPARK CLIMATE ACTION THROUGH THE ARTS

The Eco Showboat Mayfly expedition is a four month arts voyage from Limerick to Enniskillen on the Mayfly, the flagship of the Eco Showboat project, and the first solar electric boat to make this journey.

On Sunday 10 July the Mayfly will dock at Bangher. You are invited to join us for this wonderful afternoon of art, workshops and talks.

14:30

Artist Alan Phelan has revived an early colour photography process over the past few years that was invented by John Joly who was born in Offaly. He was a physicist and professor of geology at Trinity College during his career there from 1876 to 1933. Phelan expands his work around Joly beyond photography to look into Joly's other scientific achievements and speculates how they laid the foundation for the current climate change debate. For his talk on EcoSunday on 10 July, he will discuss the many fascinating intersections between Joly's research, personal life, and achievements that have been mostly forgotten from in geology, the colour spectrum and climate awareness into queer ecology. To signal these connections Phelan will make temporary sculpture interventions around the town using the signature colours of red, green and blue which form the basis for the additive colour photography method Joly invented.

15:30

CAN ROCKS SAVE THE PLANET?

Patrick Wyse Jackson ia an Associate Professor of Geology, Curator of the Geological Museum, Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, Tutor and Head of the School of Natural Sciences. He is currently researching bryozoan fossils. His current project Stonebuilt Ireland examines the use of dimension and decorative stone in Ireland through many building phases.

5PM

SLOW LOOKING - Workshop with the Eco Showboat artists

Cleary and Connolly believe that learning begins with looking. Looking closely at things - for the purposes of observation and accurate documentation, or just for the simple pleasure of engaging your mind with the world - affords a deeper learning experience by fixing attention and setting up a remarkably complex and active investigation that begins with the eye and progressively engages the whole mind. The Slow Looking workshop invites you to use a range of simple viewing devices - bug boxes and magnifying glasses - to observe closely samples of biodiversity found on site, and to draw these using the materials provided, in a relaxed atmosphere conducive to conversation.

6PM

RIVER MOVIE - First Scenes

Screening

River Movie will record the first expedition of the Mayfly - a series of encounters with artists, activists and scientists as we travel upriver from Limerick to Enniskillen, discovering the beauty of the Shannon and the Erne waterways, exploring scientific and artistic ideas for how we can save this environment from everything that threatens it today - pollution, invasive and endangered species, climate change… Using a 4k drone, a 4k gimbal camera, an IR camera and other devices for macro-photography and sound recording, River Movie will document a unique collaboration of art and science addressing the great problem of our time.

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