News

2017

http://newsroom.unfccc.int/climate-action/art4climate-siobhan-mcdonald/

UN Climate Action unfccc has featured Siobhan McDonald this week. She is first in the series: 'Artist of the Week,' https://twitter.com/UNFCCC, https://www.facebook.com/UNclimatechange/?fref=nf, https://www.instagram.com/p/BRdYCwpDo8M/?taken-by=unfccc

Review in the Sunday Times by John O'Sullivan: Sunday Times

Review of Crystalline: Apollo International Art Magazine by Tom Jeffreys.  Read here: Apollo

Text on Siobhan McDonald's Art in the The Guardian. Read here: Guardian publication.

The European Space Agency: http://blogs.esa.int/artscience/2017/02/21/from-stone-age-to-space-age-how-artist-siobhan-mcdonald-used-charred-bone-to-bring-past-and-future-together/

2016

Front Cover of Nature Geoscience: The journal Nature Geoscience have published the fruits of my project ‘Cyathea australis,’ this month and have selected one of my images from the series for the front cover: http://siobhan-mcdonald.tumblr.com/: http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v9/n11/covers/index.html

Radio Lyric FM broadcast Friday 7th October at 7pm:  "Crystalline,' A 40-minute documentary on the work of artist Siobhan McDonald. http://www.rte.ie/culture/2016/1011/823162-my-arctic-voyage-of-self-discovery/

Residency at The Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. http://www.centreculturelirlandais.com/en/residencies/artistes-en-residence/previous-residents/

Residency at The European Space Agency: June 2016 http://blogs.esa.int/artscience/2017/02/21/from-stone-age-to-space-age-how-artist-siobhan-mcdonald-used-charred-bone-to-bring-past-and-future-together/

Selected presenter at Feeding the Insatiable: a creative summit. http://artenergysymposium.info/programme/  November 9-11, 2016.  

UPCOMING: Royal Geographic Society, http://conference.rgs.org/AC2016/2b0e7eeb-be80-4b91-937d-4c4c7fee9f56: The Nexus of Art and Geography: practice as research, September 2016

June 2016 Awarded European Research Council (ERC) grant to pursue the frontier of research.

June 2016 Awarded Art Council of Ireland: Travel and Training grant.

Imago Mundi Project June 2016, Luciano Benetton, Traveling International Exhibition. Curated by Ciara Gibbons and Sean Kissane.

Currently undertaking a public art commission for the School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin, to will be launched in 2016.

 The Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. "Atmospheres in Conversation,"  Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 18:00 to 19:15. Paccar Theatre. Physicist Tom McCormack and Artist Siobhan McDonald, both from University College Dublin, will discuss their recent collaborations from their own unique perspective. Rainbows, atmospheres, and the sun provided common areas of interest but can collaborations such as these lead to greater understanding or perhaps a mutual exchange of knowledge? City of Physics 2015. - please register: https://dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2015/09/atmosphereconversation

Awarded collaborative project with Bank Of Ireland, New York. To be launched in New York, November 2015

    August 2015 Awarded BAI Sound and Vision RTÉ lyric fm. The radio programme is being funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s Sound and Vision Funding Scheme. Rockfinch is producing the 40-minute documentary on the work of artist Siobhan McDonald. The programme will be broadcast on RTÉ lyric FM in early 2016

     

     

     

     

    June 4-6 2015 Oslo, Norway

    http://nymusikk.no/en/artikler/susan-stenger

    "The Deep" nyMusikk’s festival of adventurous music presents: "Deep Songs: Commissioned by Oslo’s Only Connect festival to be premiered in June 2015.  The presentation of Susan Stenger's 'Deep Songs' will include projections of a series of images created by Siobhan McDonald, and will combine composed sound (including parts for Norwegian Hardanger fiddles) with subterranean sounds recorded in Iceland.

    https://vimeo.com/130531723

    Special thanks to Culture Ireland for supporting Siobhan McDonald on this project.

     

    12th June - Ist July  2015

    Awarded The Arctic Circle Residency, http://www.thearcticcircle.org/#

    This year I’ve been selected by The Arctic Circle Residency. I will be sailing the waters of Svalbard upon the SV Antigua with 20 award winning international artists. I will be among the last few to capture this melting fragile ecosystem as sadly the glaciers are melting at unprecedented rates.

     

    PUBLIC TALK

    9th April 2015 Re-enacting Atmospheres  A public talk on shared interests of atmospheric conditions by paleobotanist Prof. Jenny McElwain and artist Siobhán McDonald. Please book here:

    http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/art-in-science-re-enacting-atmospheres-tickets-15437433780
     

    30th March 2015 Selected & Featured on CULTUREHALL 

    the curated online resource for Contemporary Art based in New York

    http://culturehall.com/siobhan_mcdonald

     

    23rd March 2015

    Siobhan McDonald: Featured in the Irish Times: The Art of Scientific Exploration by Cathy Dillon

    http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/art-and-design/siobh%C3%A1n-mcdonald-the-art-of-scientific-exploration-1.2147180

     

    29th March 2015

    Siobhan McDonald: Film Launch

     Venue: The LAB, Foley St., Dublin 1: "Continuum"  In this improvisational performance, Dancer Emma O’Kane will respond to ‘Continum,’ a film by Siobhan McDonald based on a set of 350 million year old Irish coral fossils and their journey across time. A musical composition by Irene Buckley has been made for the film based on the unpredictable fluctuations of the Earth's movement. A site specific floor drawing by Siobhan McDonald informed by the tradition of alchemy will be the starting point for the piece.(approximate performance time 15 minutes.) places are limited, please book at  www.thelab.ie

     

    January 2015

    Welcome Disturbances Group exhibition at The LAB Gallery, Dublin

    Exhibiting Artists: David Stalling, Emma Finucane, Siobhan McDonald, Meadhbh O’Connor, Cindy Cumminds, Sophie Loscher

    Opens 20th January 2015 - For more information visit: http://www.ucdartinscience.com/parity-studios-artists-in-resi/4579007317

     

    October 2014

    Awarded funding from the IOP Institute of Physics, Ireland

     

    June 2014

    Siobhan McDonald: Featured in the Irish Times

    Irish Times: article by Dick Ahlstrom. 

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/layer-by-layer-how-siobh%C3%A1n-mcdonald-paints-like-a-geologist-1.1820753

     

    June 2014

    Public Art Commission:

    Launch of 'Red Rain' commission by Siobhan McDonald at The O'Brien Centre, UCD

     

    April 2014

    Presentation of new film ‘Elemental,’ at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris 

     

    March 2014

    Awarded The Arctic Circle Residency, http://www.thearcticcircle.org/#

     

     

    February 2014

    Short-listed for The Golden Fleece Award

     

    January 2014

    Awarded Associate UCD Artist in Residence, 2014