Art & Ecology - Artist Residency Experiences was a part of the programme of events for the public exhibition Welcome Disturbances – a partnership between UCD Art In Science and Dublin City Council The LAB.
The session presented a range of experiences of artists working in different contexts relating to ecology and the environment. Artist Gareth Kennedy discussed the genesis and development of his project Post Colony over a 3-4 year period which culminated in production in May and June of 2014 during the Rhododendron bloom in Killarney National Park. Ruth le Gear presented her experience on board the 'Arctic Circle' vessel for artists' and scientists' residencies. Linda Shevlin’s residency as part of Spark Residency at the Organic Centre resulted in Supernature, presented at the LAB last year. Oisín McGann discussed his work as writer in residence for Weather Stations Dublin, produced by Tallaght Community Arts and Collective Action with the support of the Culture programme of the European Union.
The presentations were followed by a panel discussion chaired by Emma Lucy O’Brien, curator at VISUAL Carlow.
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