Talk: Observing the Changing Natural World

15 November / 1-3pm

Special Collections Gallery

Free/ No booking required

Photographer talk and discussion with renowned photographers Robert Zhao Renhui and Maria McKinney.

Meet in the Special Collections Gallery for an introduction to the Observe Experiment Archive exhibition, then continue to the Pottery Gallery to hear the photographic artists in conversation.

Programmed in conjunction with the Observe, Experiment, Archive, curated by NEPN.  Supported by Arts Council England and Culture Ireland.

About the photographers:

Maria McKinney is a visual artist based in Dublin. Her work explores the impact of human intervention on the natural world, often bringing together unusual contemporary materials and traditional craft techniques. She was awarded a Wellcome Arts Award in 2015 to produce Sire which she further developed during a residency at University College Dublin in 2016. A selection of works from Sire are presented within the Observe Experiment Archive exhibition.

Robert Zhao Renhui is a Singaporean artist, whose practice intersects with and is closely informed by science, in particular, zoology. His work addresses man’s relationship with nature, and related issues of morality and ethics, paying close attention to how our attitudes assumptions about the natural world are often shaped by institutions of authority and the media. Robert’s photographic project of 2013, A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World is presented within the Observe Experiment Archive exhibition.


Image credit: Management/Polled, Doon just the job (CH2305), from Sire, 2016 by MariaMcKinney

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