In partnership with the Science Gallery
This spring, Highlanes Gallery present a touring exhibition that interrogates our current and future relationship with this material.
Plastic has great power, and with great power comes great responsibility. It has changed our daily lives and our environment more than any other material. Its use has revolutionised industrial design, and more essentially, modern medicine relies on plastic so heavily that even the most basic medical procedures would be unimaginable without it.
The unsustainability of our relationship with plastic is well documented, but to stop using plastic is not an option.
The question is, can we utilise this wonderful, terrible material, while fundamentally changing our approach to living with plastic?
The exhibition features the work of over thirty national and international artists, designers and scientists, as well as a newly commissioned work facilitated by artists Patrick Mulvihill, Heather Griffin and Ciarán Bonner, with the local community in Drogheda in a co-creation process, the artwork – A Giant Leap – reflecting the cultural history, place and relationship between the people and their environment.
PLASTIC is produced with the support of Science Foundation Ireland, and is Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin’s first national touring exhibition.
Ahead of the exhibition’s presentation in Drogheda, in early 2020, a Special Primary School Programme took place where two classes from Marymount N.S. & artist Claire Halpin visited the original exhibition in Dublin and following a series of workshop sessions created a range of 3D and written work in response. This will be presented online during the run of the exhibition.
PLASTIC Guided Tours – Family
In early February, parents, take a break from home-schooling and join Erin one of the Science Gallery’s Mediator Team for a (free) educational and thought-provoking guided tour of PLASTIC.
Dates and Times:
PLASTIC Guided Tours & Zine Making – Second Level
Teachers, book ahead for March guided online tours of PLASTIC. You can avail of two options, the tour & zine-making session as three sessions, over three weeks, or a once-off tour. The gallery is open to matching with your class schedule so simply email Aoife Ruane, firstname.lastname@example.org
PLASTIC A Giant Leap – Dynamic Workshop for Young People
Hosted by artists Heather Griffin & Patrick Mulvihill, A Giant Leap is a three hour exploration workshop of Drogheda, past and present, to co-create a future scenario based around the materiality of plastic in partnership with Science Gallery Dublin and Highlanes Gallery.
Dates and Times:
Tuesday 23rd February at 12noon – Event Brite Tickets