The Nature Project is an innovative new collaborative project comprised of a series of enquiries connected with Environmental change, such as the roll of bogs in Climate Change. This multidisciplinary body of work combines art and research in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin and The Heritage Office in Monaghan. The primary research is situated on the landscape of Bragan mountain and the Arctic glaciers to explore the Anthropocene as a powerful lens for looking at the relationships between humans and nature.
Siobhan will coordinate a programme of activities across partnering institutions: residencies, exhibitions and talks. The intention of this project is to foster creative and critical reflections about environmental challenges that our society is currently facing. Over the course of 3 years (2020-2022), Siobhan will research blanket bogs and peatlands as a site for exploring the ecological concerns of our time. Another aspect of the research will present ideas on how bogs are embedded in Irish culture.
Siobhan McDonald’s art practice draws attention to contemporary topics dealing with air, breath and atmospheric phenomena, weaving scientific knowledge into her art in a poetic and thoughtful manner. Her works manifest in many forms including painting, drawing, film and sound. In 2020 she is selected to work with European Cultural Institutions such as: Gluon, Center for Fine Arts BOZAR and Ars Electronica on a new project until 2023 about environmental change.
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