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Our next ArtScientific meeting has been brought forward a week (there is still an opportunity for our regular meeting on 03/04/22, which will be an open discussion session).

We are excited to have Nuala Mahon presenting work from her Photography, Level 3 - Sustaining Your Practice (Part 2) on 27/03/22.

Nuala is preparing for an exhibition which will include audience engagement and would like input and advice from the group towards her presentation in communicating ideas which combine her art, science, and academic background with her interests in the environment and her hopes for expanding on these themes once she qualifies.

This event will be recorded for ArtScientific members and will be uploaded onto our private padlet.

Artist Statement:

Her seafaring ancestry and her island location influence Nuala Mahon’s work. She embarked on this project to capture the enormous increase in plastic waste being washed up on Sherkin Island’s beaches. Having tried several different techniques she decided it was essential to record the waste in a sustainable way. She used cameras she made from cardboard delivery boxes and coffee tins to create her images. Outcomes depended on the light, the exposure times, the humidity, the wind, the shape and the size of the cameras. The results were seldom predictable but often intriguing. She built on her experience as a chemist to develop the negative images in her darkroom. In keeping with the sustainable nature of the project and the marine environment in which it was carried out; she collected seaweed on the beaches where the images were made and produced her own developer solutions. She fixed the images in salt solution.

If you have not received an invite, please email me

Mar 21, 2022

Apologies, I won't be able to make this date. I've seen some of Nuala's work before, so I know how much I am missing!



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