Fiona McDonald: Gateways

Saturday 1 September – Thursday 27 September 2018
Fiona McDonald: Gateways | Saturday 1 September – Thursday 27 September 2018 |

Roscommon Arts Centre is delighted to present Gateways by Fiona McDonald. As construction of the new visual art space at the arts centre continues, Gateways is one of a series of Offsite projects presented across the county.

Roscommon is no stranger to celestial enquiries and is home to Ireland’s largest telescope at Kingsland Observatory. Following a series of visits to sites in the Boyle region, artist Fiona McDonald has produced a series of works exploring live networks and the idea of making these communication/data systems more visible.

#1542, a text written by Visual Art Writer in Residence Sue Rainsford  in response to Gateways, will also be launched as part of this event.

Join us at the launch on September 1st from 3pm where the artist Fiona McDonald will be in conversation with curator Linda Shevlin.

Research and work to date has been supported through Parity Studios, Art in Science Residency at UCD School of Physics, Space Science Group at  UCD, High Energy Astrophysics at UCD, Science Gallery Dublin, Science Foundation Ireland, CONNECT Center for Future Networks at TCD, I-Form Advanced Manufacturing SFI Research Centre and the Arts Council of Ireland.

Culture Night, 7.30pm, September 21st, 2018:

Join us on Culture Night at Doon Shore, Lough Key to view an “augmented reality” work developed by the artist and accessible via a smart phone app which explores the proposed UFO portal och Island discovered by the late Beyler, president of the UFO Society of Ireland. 

Contact for further information

Saturday 1 September – Thursday 27 September 2018
King House, Boyle
Co. Roscommon
Admission / price: Free
As construction of our new gallery space commences, Roscommon Arts Centre visual art is going offsite.

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