Trans-disciplinary Conversations on Peatlands: UCC, Saturday 8thJuly 2017Venue- Rm 255, O’Rahilly Building, UCC Main Campus

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Making art more accessible in an informal way.

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Walk / Drawing

Myself and Artist Dorothy Smith presented our collaborative project “Walking/Drawing” : http://kathyherbert.ie/walking-drawing/ at the Conference of Irish Geographers in Dublin in May 2016.

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“Pressed” is drawn using graphite sticks on paper. the image is drawn from pressed flowers,which have begun to deteriorate.

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The finished drawing. To be photographed in full soon.

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A large drawing, 1.5 metres wide by (at the end of the night) 3 metres long and growing! This work was shown at NAS Mary’s Abbey, for Culture Night 2015, 18th September. It will remain there for the next two weeks, during which time I will continue to work on it.

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PRESSED

Based in the idea of pressed flowers, this body of work is about Nature under pressure. I worked in the window space of New Art Studios in Mary’s Abbey, Dublin. Hanging in the window were three wild flowers pressed between two sheets of glass. As there was no paper to absorb the moisture the plants grew moldy and black over the course of the project. I drew them as they deteriorated.

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While on the Draiocht Residency, I made a regular walk around the Town Centre environs.  I kept a journal and log, with details of what I saw notated in words, maps and sketches.

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Word Tree Sketches was made for Open to the Public at Satellite Studio Space, Hendron Building, Dublin.

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Walk / Drawing

Artists Kathy Herbert and Dorothy Smith will be creating a 7 metre long collaborative drawing in the Gallery in Draoicht from the 8 – 12 July. The Gallery will be open during this period and members of the pubic are welcome. The drawing will be based on alternative explorations of the planned space that is Blanchardstown Town Centre.

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