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Science and art – launch of the ‘Fieldworks’ exhibit at UCC’s Glucksman Gallery

6 Aug 2014

Last Thursday saw the launch of the ‘Fieldworks’ exhibit on habitats at the Glucksman Gallery, UCC. The launch kicked off with a panel discussion with two of the artists whose work features in the exhibition, Wesley Meuris and Sonia Shiel, plus palaeontologist Maria McNamara. The panel fielded diverse questions from the audience and from Chris Clarke, the exhibit’s curator, on why they became involved in the exhibition, their perspectives on animals in science and art, why they chose their career paths, (for the artists) what were their motives for creating specific pieces, and (for Maria) how scientists retain objectivity in their research. This was followed by refreshments and the opportunity to tour the exhibit – good times had by all!

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Maria McNamara Research Group

Experimental and analytical taphonomy

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES), University College Cork (UCC), Butler Building, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, T23 TK30, Ireland