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The LAB Gallery
Foley Street, Dublin 1

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Art & Ecology

Dublin City Council Arts Office and Dublin City Park and Landscape Services Division work in partnership to develop a series of opportunities for artists to respond to biodiversity in the city and look at the habitat of the biosphere in particular.

These projects will result in a range of events programmed for the public, including walks, talks and exhibitions, to unfold throughout the year.


Welcome Disturbances – Events at The LAB

Pathways Towards Sustainability
Presentations and Panel Discussion with Méadhbh O’Connor, Conall O’Connor, Cathy Fitzgerald, Anabel Fitzgerald and Dr. Tamara Hochstrasser


Art & Ecology – Artist’s Residency Experiences

Chaired by Emma Lucy O’Brien

Gareth Kennedy

Ruth le Gear

Linda Shevlin

Oisin McCann

Gabhann Dunne, Magenta Honey
Exhibition of new work by artist Gabhann Dunne, looking at Bull Island in Dublin.


Saidhbhín Gibson, Natura Natura
Curated by Denise Reddy at the LAB Gallery and Natural History Museum

Linda Shevlin, Supernature 
Curated by Sheena Barrett at the LAB Gallery, with public events programme curated by Denise Reddy


Red Stables Summer School 2013

Curated by Denise Reddy and Sean O’Sullivan

The Red Stables Summer School 2013 featured two newly commissioned artworks by Jenny Brady and Rhona Byrne, in collaboration with Vaari Claffey and Ciara Moore.

It also included a series of ‘Biosphere Interactions’ with contributions from Fergus Kelly, Méadhbh O’Connor, Dr. Tamara Hochstrasser and Fiona McDonald, conversations, workshops, film screenings and walks in both St. Anne’s Park, Dublin 3 and North Bull Island.


Red Stables Summer School 2012

The summer school, which was initiated by Dublin City Council with the kind support of the Arts Council, featured Seoidin O'Sullivan's Field Work and Geraldine O'Reilly's Weeds Are Plants Too! It also provided opportunities for learning and spaces for presentations, films, discussions, field trips and exchanges between artists and ecologists.

The publication outlines the projects and events that took place and includes an essay by Sean O' Sullivan and transcripts of presentations by Dr. Karen E Till, Senior Lecturer of Cultural Geography, NUI Maynooth and Dr. Declan Doogue, Botanist and Entomologist.

The Red Stables Summer School was initiated and produced by Dublin City Council with support from the Arts Council.