Alison Hackett and Origin Creative: The Visual Time Traveller

Friday 16 June – Saturday 26 August 2017
Image reproduced by permission of 21st Century Renaissance. Copyright Alison Hackett, 21st Century Renaissance. Designed by Origin Creative, Dublin. | Alison Hackett and Origin Creative: The Visual Time Traveller | Friday 16 June  – Saturday 26 August 2017 |

University Hospital Waterford: 16 June – 26 August
Garter Lane Arts Centre: 17 June – 26 August

Cast your mind back to the first decade of the 16th Century. Leonardo da Vinci is painting the Mona Lisa and Michelangelo chips away at his David while, in Rome, a lunar eclipse is observed by Copernicus. Now visit the years between 1895 and 1900 and find Bram Stoker writing Dracula while blood-thinning Aspirin is being invented.  X-rays are discovered and Cézanne realizes the possibilities of modern art in his painting, The Bathers.

The Visual Time Traveller encapsulates 500 years of history, art and science in a series of unique designs which emerged from a collaboration between author, Alison Hackett and Origin Creative. Most recently exhibited as part of the Global Irish Design Challenge, The Visual Time Traveller now travels to Waterford where 500 years of history will be told across two venues- from the artistic movements of the 16th to 18th centuries in University Hospital Waterford to the medical discoveries and historic milestones of the 19th and 20th centuries in Garter Lane Arts Centre

The Visual Time Traveller opens in University Hospital Waterford on Friday June 16th at 1pm and in Garter Lane Arts Centre Waterford on Saturday June 17th at 2.30pm, with live illustrative performances by members of Illustrators Ireland and The Comics Lab from 3.30pm. The experience will be a fully immersive storytelling performance which combines music, sound design, projected illustration and live performance in what feels like a cross between theatre and animation. Featuring: Sarah Bowie, Eoin Coveney, Alan Dunne, Katherine Foyle, Debbie Jenkinson, Elida Maiques, Ale Mercado, David McClelland and Fintan Taite.

Admission free. All welcome.

The Visual Time Traveller book by Alison Hackett, designed by Origin Creative Dublin and published by 21st Century Renaissance will be available to purchase from The Book Centre Waterford and Garter Lane Arts Centre during the exhibition period.

Image: Image reproduced by permission of 21st Century Renaissance. Copyright Alison Hackett, 21st Century Renaissance. Designed by Origin Creative, Dublin.
Friday 16 June – Saturday 26 August 2017
University Hospital Waterford
and Garter Lane Arts Centre
Admission / price: Free

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