The Arty Scientist 2016

Run on exhibition day of the Galway Science & Technology Festival 2016, this Art workshop was designed to bust the myth of the mad Scientist and to open the mind of children on how scientists look like! 

Children drew a life-size representation of themselves as scientists with the help of both scientists and artists.

 

During the workshop, children could take inspiration from pictures representing the diversity of NUI Galway Scientists. They had an opportunity to discuss the different types of scientists and the diversity of the work they do, how they can dress for work, their gender, age or nationality, before imagining themselves as the scientist they could be.

 
 
Meet the NUI Galway Scientists
 
The children's drawings
 
  • French Embassy in Dublin and Science Week Ireland

  • Muriel Grenon is part of the French Researchers & Scientists in Ireland Network

  • Galway Science and Technology Festival

Sponsors
The Arty Scientist team, partners and sponsors
Organisers
  • Muriel Grenon, Cell EXPLORERS, NUI GALWAY

  • Adriana Cardinot Cell EXPLORERS NUI Galway

  • Shane Cunningham, NUI Galway Art Society

  • Marina Wild, NUI Galway Art Office

Photographer
  • Claire Riordan, from CURÁM

Scientists who participated to the photoshoot

Alex Trottier, Anneke Ten Doeschatte, Bronwyn ReidMcDermott, Grace McCormack, Leonie Esters, Luke Watson, Michel Dugon, Morag Taite, Niamh Keogh, Rachel Quinlan, Salomé Guillaumin, Tiernan Henry

Scientists who sent us their pictures

Paul Loftus, Leonie & Anneke, Aoibhin Sheedy, Aidan O'Sullivan, Mary Brigid O’Shea, Louise Allcock, Tiernan Henry, Ray Butler, Easkey Britton, Dara Stanley, Peter Crowley's lab: Ciara, Martin, Peter, Jimi, Veera, Kiefer.

Workshop team on the festival day

Adriana Cardinot, Anna Heveran, Bronwyn Reid-McDermott, Catalina Berrio, Connor Moran, Marina Wild, Morag Taite.

Pilot

Children and Staff from After SchoolTogether (Galway Educate Together NS), Adriana Cardinot, Shane Cunningham, Catalina Berrio.

Sponsors
  • French Embassy in Dublin and Science Week Ireland

  • Muriel Grenon is part of the French Researchers & Scientists in Ireland Network

  • Galway Science and Technology Festival

Thanks
  • Charlie Byrnes's  books donation

  • Cregal art's donation of Sugar paper
     

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Cell EXPLORERS is funded by Science Foundation Ireland under the SFI Discover programme, NUI Galway and the Galway University Foundation.