To SPACE at Tiger Dublin Fringe!
Tiger Dublin Fringe announced it’s programme yesterday with a mighty roar and we are happy to announce that To SPACE is a part of it!
Thank you for letting that happen!
The show will be running for the entire first week of the festival.
Find the date that suit you best and book your tickets before they sell out:
Preview: Sept. 8th, 7.00pm
Opening, Sept. 9th, 7.00pm
Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 10th-12th, 7.00pm
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 13th-14th, 4.30pm
Niamh Shaw's mission is a cover story of today's Silicon Republic
"What kind of person wants to go to space? It's a question that has been weighing on the mind of Dr Niamh Shaw, because she is one of them. She has long harboured dreams of being an astronaut, and now the scientist-turned-performer is developing a multimedia theatrical piece due out later this year in Dublin's Science Gallery. Aptly called To Space, it explores how and why one might do such a thing." - writes Claire O'Connell for the Silicon Republic.
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To SPACE lottery! Every To SPACE funder has a chance to win a little masterpiece by Clare Henderson.
Clare Henderson is a visual artist who makes prints, paintings and drawings as part of her practice. And now some of these pieces will be available to you as a reward for funding our project!
We are so delighted that she has joined our team, that we would like to celebrate it with a special deal for our supporters.
Everybody who has or will fund our project even with the smallest fund will be a part or out To SPACE lottery!
10 lucky winners will be rewarded with a 12 x 16 inch, high quality, signed digital print of an image by Clare Henderson, used in To SPACE.
And for the first 5 funders who will support us with more than €150 on the weekend July 18th-20th we will have a guaranteed signed, original piece of art by Clare Henderson used as part of To SPACE.
Dr. Niamh Shaw at the Festival of Curiosity*
Festival of Curiosity* is coming to town with new questions, riddles and forecasts for the future.
Find out what Dr Niamh Shaw has prepared for this year.
To SPACE - a Work in Progress
Join Dr. Niamh Shaw, Blackrock Castle Observatory Artist in Residence in conversation, as she talks about her progress in getting to Space, what she’s learned and the people she’s met along the way.
What does it take to get to Space?
What makes an Astronaut?
What are ESA, ISS, Ariane, Rosetta, Galileo?
The projects, the spacecraft, the missions?
This show combines miscellanies on astronaut training, the interviews, Niamh's diaries plus a sneak preview of To SPACE a theatrical presentation of her experiences which will premiere in September at Science Gallery, Dublin.
Created in association with CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork & ESERO Ireland with the support of Science Foundation Ireland 2014 Discover Programme.
Meet Dr Eunice Daly
- a Roving Reporter for Festival of Curiosity*
This year’s festival has a special reporter Dr Eunice Daly, water chemist living in the Blackrock Castle.
She will be around throughout the festival for chats and photos, so keep your eyes peeled.
Advice from Niamh's personal trainer
"You're not cheating, you're doing it. I'm very impressed"
Isn't it nice to hear a word of comfort on a Monday morning?
But how to find motivation to achieve all those things that give us satisfaction?
Listen to Deirdre, a fitness trainer, as she reports enthusiastically on Niamh Shaw's astronaut training and gives her precious advices for the future.
Visual artist Clare Henderson joins To SPACE team!
We are very happy to welcome Clare Henderson on board.
In what surprising way will she transform cold, sterile space of the Science Gallery?
Clare Henderson was born in Dublin in 1981. She began her art training in Ballyfermot Senior College and went on to study Fine Art Print in the National College of Art and Design. On graduating in 2005 she began printing in Graphic Studio Dublin, having received the Graphic Studio Dublin Graduate Award (2005). There, with the help of studio staff and members, she has furthered her printing practice to create a body of work based around ideas relating to the human condition. She enjoyed her first solo exhibition in Monstertruck Gallery in 2006 and since then has exhibited in the Talbot Gallery, Graphic Studio Gallery and most recently the National Gallery of Ireland.
Graphic Studio Gallery
2009 Graduate Award Exhibition
Graphic Studio Gallery
2009 Wystawa poplenerowa - 'Na granicy' | Where Borders Meet - The Response, Gallery Sztuki MOK, Debica, Poland
2008 Little Christmas Graphic Studio Gallery
2008 'Na granicy' | Where Borders Meet, Muzeum "Dwory Karwacjanow i Gladyszow", Gorlice, Poland
2008 Revelation, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Niamh Shaw undertakes an astronaut's training
Calories Burned: 2086
Steps Taken 9304
Active Time: 5hrs 43min
Hours Sleep: 5hrs 25min
It's on! Dr. Niamh Shaw takes the first big step towards fulfilling her dream of going to Space and undertakes a rigorous training that prepares astronauts for their missions.
The training is geared to the special conditions and environments astronauts will be confronted with during launch, in space, and during landing.
You can follow her ups and downs on our website and sent her words of encouragement.
Over 200 thousand civilians from all over the world applied for “Mars-One” mission, to be the first 4 astronauts to colonise Mars in 2025. 705 are still in the running (3 of them Irish) & are already training to ultimately qualify for a pre-selection panel of 40, from which the final 4 Mars colonists will emerge. A massive technological achievement, costing billions of Euro to get them there. And keep them alive.
Dr. Niamh Shaw talked to some of the candidates, inquiring about heir motives, training and expectations.
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