ECO SHOWBOAT at Banagher

ECO SHOWBOAT at Banagher

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Banagher Marina

R42 WY65

Banagher

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Artist Alan Phelan shows work and talks with TCD geologist Patrick Wyse Jackson about the work of Offaly born scientist John Joly.

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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

We meet artist artist Alan Phelan who will make a fabric intervention in the Marina in his signature red, green and blue colours. These relate to the Joly screen colour photography process which was invented by Offaly native John Joly in the 1890s - one of the first colour images. Alan has invited Dr Patrick Wyse Jackson from the TCD Department of Geology where Joly also worked to discuss "How Rocks Can Save the Planet". This will be a broad ranging discussion on geological discoveries and histories that relate to climate change and art. Specifically how Joly's scientific research contributed to contemporary knowledge in the field from the minerals used in solar cells, lithium found in granite, carbon sinks, and the understanding of geological time. Consideration will also be given to the utilization of local decorative stone and its working and fabrication during the Victorian era.

2.30PM-6PM

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.

5PM

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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