8 Nov, 2.30pm, free, booking essential, location: Solstice
Artists: Rachel Doolin, Cliona Harmey, Maria McKinney, Martina O’Brien, Seoidín O’Sullivan.
The Artist Laboratory is a pilot partnership between Devenish Lands at Dowth and Solstice. It was devised to explore and examine new ways of thinking and co-operation through diverse outputs of art, agri-science and social sciences within a unique heritage site of both environmental and historical significance. Through 2022, five established artists have researched various elements and shadowed team members of Devenish Lands at Dowth, from the Georgian architecture of Dowth Hall to Lidar technology used on the land. This open session is a culmination of the artists’ experiences and observations, presenting their diverse research-based practices explored over the last 6 months on this site and the discovery of new possibilities of collaboration between art and science through this project.