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17th May 2020
to 27th Dec 2020

Age Range
All ages

The Nature Project

"The man who discovered the Ceide Fields"

Siobhan McDonald launches The Nature Project with Seamus Caufield on site at the Ceide Fields. August 2020

The Nature Project is an innovative new collaborative project comprised of a series of enquiries connected with Environmental change, such as the role of forests and peatlands 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.

Artist Siobhán McDonald 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), Siobhán will research blanket bogs, peatlands and plants as a site for exploring the ecological concerns of our time.

Siobhán'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. To find out more about Siobhan's work please go to

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