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10:00 - 16:30, Tuesday 17 May, UCD Lake (beside O'Reilly Hall)


UCD Parity Studios

is delighted to invite you to


What is a Lake? 

a new work by Vanessa Daws

UCD Artist in Residence - College of Science 2015


After completeing the first solo crossing of UCD Lake in 2015, Vanessa began a body of research into the history, biodiversity, source, myths and science behind this  body of water at the heart of UCD campus.


The event is a culmination of this research and will involve boat tours throughout the day, followed by a musical performance, book launch and wine reception at 4pm.


Event Schedule


10am - 4pm

15 minute UCD Lake Boat Tours can be booked on the link below.


4pm - 5pm  

Lakeside Concert and Book Launch

Anika Babel from UCD School of Music will perform a newly composed piece of music inspired by her conversations with Vanessa.  The piece will be performed by an 15 piece ensemble.






Register for UCD Lake Boat Tours

UCD_web What is a lake Sub

1st solo crossing of UCD Lake by Vanessa Daws

The Subway, drawing by Vanessa Daws 2015