In 2014 Niamh Shaw announced to the world that she wanted to go to space; and then she made a show about it. ’To Space’ explored her impossible dream and the current state of the space industry. She went on a simulated Mars mission and spent time at the European Space Agency's Astronaut Centre as artist and engineer. And made another show about the sacrifice of a dream and the massive group collective required to put one human into space. It’s been nearly 5 years now and where is she on her lifelong dream and how has it evolved?
Her unique viewpoint strikes a chord with people, and she travels the world sharing her story.‘Walking slowly Towards Space’ will see acclaimed communicator Niamh sharing her journey, illuminating the relevance of space in our society, her progress, her struggles and challenges, the importance of sharing the story of space to the wider population, and explaining why she has devoted the remainder of her life to fulfilling a 40 year old dream.
Dr Niamh Shaw is an Irish engineer, scientist, performer and explorer of all things Space. She is actively pursuing her dream to get to space as artist and communicator and has been sharing her global space adventures and expeditions since 2014. She is artist in residence at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory Cork, was the Humanities co-chair at this summer's 2018 International Space Studies Programme & the Dublin point of contact for Ireland’s national Space week.
This event is in collaboration with the Dublin Bowie Festival. Join us at this special event to celebrate space and space science.
This is a community event supported by Science Gallery Dublin. If you have an idea for a small community event you would like to host, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.In association with: