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2018

“In this brief time: art, environment and ecology” 24th November: Trinity College Dublin: Speakers John Gerrard, Vivienne Dick, Clare Langan, Siobhan McDonald, Deirdre O’Mahony: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/in-this-brief-time-art-environment-and-ecology-tickets-52089157071?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=estw&utm-source=tw&utm-term=listing

'Crystalline: When Plants Remember', Solo show by Siobhan McDonald at the National Trust: Henry Fox Talbot Museum. 10th November - 9th December 2018. Supported by GB18: Culture Ireland

Collecting Breath: humans, plants + roots Trinity Creative Award: Future Breath
OPEN INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE in an art project:
Breath recording (humans) Monday 15 October, 1pm – 5:00pm. Trinity College Herbarium.

Shine on Me The Sun and Us. An exhibition by the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Curator: Dr. Catherine Nichols. Opening 26th September 2018. https://www.dhmd.de/en/exhibitions/shine-on-me/. The Dresden project gets underway in autumn 2018, almost concurrently with a NASA mission aiming to send a space probe as close to the Sun as possible. The exhibition sees itself as a sort of sister mission pursuing a similar objective: To enthral visitors to the exhibition and guide them as close as possible to the Sun phenomenon.
 

Taylor Galleries presents: In Conversation and Book Launch: Thursday 5th April 2018: Taylor Galleries presents Siobhan McDonald and writer, Catherine Marshall in conversation. No booking required, all welcome.  A full colour catalogue for ‘Crystalline,’ designed by Oonagh Young will be launched at the event with texts by Helen Carey, Catherine Marshall and excerpts from ‘Approaching the Glacier’ by Tim Robinson, Tales and Imaginings, Lilliput Press 2002: http://taylorgalleries.ie/Siobhan-McDonald-Crystalline-Disappearing-Worlds

Short documentary - Click this link: https://vimeo.com/258939437 From her studio artist @SioMcDonald talks about her exhibition Crystalline: Disappearing Worlds, and the fragile landscape of the Arctic Circle. Crystalline opens @TaylorGalleries March 16th - April 7th.

15 March – 7th April 2018: Disappearing Worlds, Solo show: Taylor Galleries, Dublin

Awarded a Trinity Creative Award: https://www.tcd.ie/news_events/articles/trinity-creative-challenge-award-winners-announced/8571

2017

2017 December TEDx presents Siobhan McDonald:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV8KNmRsKDg&app=desktop.     http://www.ucd.ie/innovation/newsevents/tedxucd/2017/speakers/siobhanmcdonnald/

2017 Bursary Award by Arts Council Ireland: http://www.artscouncil.ie/funding-decisions/?Artform=Visual%20arts&Fund=Bursary%20award&Year=2017&Location=340#search

2017 Culture Ireland Award: Imagining Ireland in the UK 2018: http://www.cultureireland.ie/GB18/events

2017 Awarded a Creative Ireland, commission to respond to The Black Pig’s Dyke 

2017: 'A Change in the Signal,' Highlanes Gallery, Ireland. November 2017

https://artistsandclimatechange.com/2017/02/27/painting-the-mysteries-of-science/

Upcoming 2018: 'When Plants Remember.' Solo show, Henry Fox Talbot Museum, The National Trust, UK

Upcoming 2019 Solo show, Limerick City Gallery, Ireland

2017: Feature in Irish Arts Review November 2017

Review The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2017/mar/17/crystalline-doomed-arctic-expeditions- and-stars-collide-to-create-quietly-powerful-show

Featured with Chris Drury;  David Buckland, Cape Farewell and Heather Davis on April 2017 of Interalia,  issue, Earth, (www.interaliamag.org) http://www.interaliamag.org/articles/siobhan-mcdonald/

UN Climate Action unfccc has featured Siobhan McDonald this week. She is first in the series: 'Artist of the Week,': http://newsroom.unfccc.int/climate-action/art4climate-siobhan-mcdonald/,  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/

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/

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

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

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

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

2015 Public art commission for the School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin.

2015 The Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. Artist Talk and presentation: "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 201

2015 Awarded collaborative project with Bank Of Ireland, New York.

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

2015 June 4-6 2015 Oslo, Norway

http://nymusikk.no/en/artikler/susan-stenger https://player.vimeo.com/video/213723715: "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.