Photographer: Cleary Connolly

Cleary Connolly | Ireland | Workshop


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Award winning artists Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly create interactive art and science artworks and often work with scientists.

Your class will meet the artists, Cleary Connolly over Zoom, and they will show you their exciting Science Foundation Ireland supported exhibition, Invisible Light, at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork. You will see wonderful artworks like, for example, the hats that are radios and hear music made using radiation from bananas! Cleary Connolly will introduce you to the electromagnetic spectrum, using every day and familiar objects to help demystify each type of light. Like the visible spectrum, the electromagnetic spectrum is divided into seven sections or types of lights, most of which we cannot see. Although most of this light is invisible to the naked eye, scientists have devised many ways of seeing them and using them in medicine, astronomy, meteorology, security, etc. Now Cleary Connolly explore these invisible forms of light as art.

Researchers from CÚRAM, SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices, Dr. Vijaya Krishna Kanala and Vaishali Chugh, will tell you how they use ultraviolet light and fluorescence in the laboratory for the imaging of cells for their research.

Funding provided by NUI Galway to celebrate Galway’s designation as European Capital of Culture.


About Cleary Connolly

Award winning artists Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly, who live and work between Paris and Ireland, were selected to develop the 2017-2018 Art-Science Project with the Westside community using the research being carried out at CÚRAM as their inspiration.

CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices based at NUI Galway together with Galway City Arts Office, commissioned the new Community Art-Science Project for the Westside community in Galway City. The artists worked with the local community and the resulting artworks are installed in the Westside Resource Centre. Cleary Connolly’s highly engaging artworks focus on vision, perception of space and the relationship with the public.


CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices, is part of the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre network. It aims to radically improve the quality of life for patients living with chronic illnesses, by developing the next generation of smart, implantable medical devices.

CÚRAM’s academic partners include the National University of Ireland Galway, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, University College Cork, University Limerick and Clinical Research Development Ireland. Clinical targets include cardiovascular illnesses, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, musculoskeletal and respiratory illnesses as well as soft tissue and wound healing. CÚRAM brings together clinical, industry and research teams with expertise in biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, glycoscience and device design.


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