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In July 2014 the family of Nevill Johnson kindly donated the ‘Catharsis’ series of paintings by the artist to UCD.


Over the next ten years The Nevill Johnson Scholarship Award will provide a vital strand of support to  artists who are interested in further developing their work at the crossover between art and science. The scholarship supports the year long residency awarded to an artist at UCD College of Science. An open call for applications is made annually.


An exhibition of  Johnson’s work was held in UCD Newman House, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin in the summer of 2014. The exhibition preview coincided with the launch of the book 'Nevill Johnson: The Dublin Legacy' by Prof. Eoin O’Brien (UCD).


We are particularly grateful to Galway Johnson, physicist and son of Nevill Johnson; Eamonn Ceannt, Director of Capital Development, UCD; Ruth Ferguson, Curator, Newman House; and Prof. Eoin O’ Brien, UCD School of Medicine and Medical Sciences, for their work on bringing the Nevill Johnson collection to UCD.




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Artist  and photographer Nevill Johsnon, GB, 1901 - 1999.

A short film by RTE Archives on the exhibition, book and the acquisition by UCD of the Nevill Johnson series of paintings, Catharsis 1 – 12.

Images: Jason Clarke Photography 2014.