Eco ShowBoat is a floating art studio and science lab that will aim to connect communities to build a zero-carbon future.
The project is the brainchild of artists Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly of the School of Looking in Kilkenny. They are currently engaged in making this project a reality. Throughout the pandemic they have been working to transform a century old heritage barge into a zero carbon vessel suitable for the Eco Showboat expeditions on the inland waterways.
The aim of the project is to spark a countrywide artistic response to climate change. Those involved in the project will collaborate with the creative, scientific, and wider communities they meet along the way, to awaken a better understanding of the beauty, possibilities and problems of fresh water. Ultimately they will aim to spark widespread action in response to the challenges we face in the climate crisis.
Co. Roscommon will host the Eco Showboat from 11 - 17 July: Athlone/Lough Ree
See below for full information:
FB PAGE: Eco Showboat
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