Artist Maeve Clancy presents the working life of Newbridge-born scientist Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971) through an immersive cut paper installation. The paper is combined with drawings, lighting and animation designed to take the visitor out of their world and into the extraordinary mind of Kathleen Lonsdale. The installation will allow audiences to follow this pioneer’s thought process, discoveries and scientific process, while looking at Lonsdale’s education, working life and achievements in science. Kathleen Lonsdale was an eminent scientist who helped to develop the science of crystallography, with many important discoveries along the way. One of those discoveries, and probably what is considered her best known find, was conclusive proof that the Benzene ring had a flat planar structure. In addition to the exhibition, Maeve Clancy will create a graphic novel charting the remarkable life and achievements of Kathleen Lonsdale. This will be available free from Riverbank Arts Centre, or through Kildare County Council Library Service.
About the artist
Maeve Clancy is an artist who works in cut paper, drawing and story. She creates immersive exhibitions, writes and draws comic books and designs sets for theatre and TV. Her current work includes a graphic novel documenting the journey of Rouba & Noura Merzah from Syria to Ireland.
Commissioned by Riverbank Arts Centre and Kildare County Council Library Service
Official opening Saturday 25 March, 2pm. All welcome!
Friday 24 March – Saturday 1 July
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