PLASTIC NATIONAL TOUR
With the support of Science Foundation Ireland, Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin is embarking on one of its most ambitious projects yet - a national tour of its exhibition PLASTIC. The exhibition originally launched in October 2019 at Science Gallery Dublin, and throughout 2020 it will tour to Wexford County Hall, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny, and locations in Athenry Co. Galway and Limerick City.
The national tour, a first for Science Gallery Dublin, will be unique to each location with the addition of two new artworks commissioned for each of the five venues. The artworks are co-created with the community to include input from the local community about plastic and will reflect their cultural history, place and the relationship between its people and their environment. Musical artist Ed Devane will create art pieces for both Wexford and Donegal whilst social enterprise Amicitia, spearheaded by Patrick Mulvihill, will work in Drogheda, Limerick and Athenry. SUBSET, the artist collective group are also being commissioned to create a large mural on the theme of PLASTIC for the Wexford exhibition. More details on this will be revealed soon!
The national tour aimed to bring PLASTIC to diverse locations and communities. In opening Science Gallery up, the exhibition content is more accessible and available to everyone interested in engaging in this important conversation. From county halls to castles and from historic towns to cultural centres Science Gallery Dublin will tour to some of Ireland's more underrepresented areas.
The national tour will culminate in a one-day summit at the end of 2020 bringing together communities, artists, designers, researchers, students, scientists and policy-makers to evaluate and discuss our relationship with this material.