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An otter catches a trout on the River Dodder, Co. Dublin

A heron catches a rat on the Grand Canal, Portabello, Co. Dublin

The Signal Crayfish, an invasive species which carries the plague

Curly waterweed, an invasive species in Lough Corrib

Dead fish in the Barrow after a slurry spill

The Freshwater Pearl Mussel, an endangered species

Freshwater plankton under a microscope

Infrared image of an otter hunting at night

The Eco Showboat project is a unique opportunity to bring together artists and sciencists to more fully appreciate the slow moving fresh water on which we and so many other creatures depend.

The Eco Showboat is to be a place where, with our artistic, scientific and activist collaborators (many of whom are already partners in the Eco Showboat), we will slowly make our way up the learning curve to understand the universal principles that govern fresh water ecology: the many processes and lifeforms that our naked eyes cannot see, because they are too small, or happen below water, or in the dark or under rocks or in the mud… We need scientific instruments to make these visible, but we need the eyes of an artist to see their beauty.

WITH
THANKS
TO


Adrian Conway

Aidan Cleary

Alan Kelly

Alison Alderton

Andrea Fitzpatrick

Andrew Deakin

Andy Walsh

Ann Liston

Ann Murphy

Ann Phelan

Anne Marie Deacy

Aoibhean Bird

Aoife Mcgrath

Averil Gannon

Basil Mannion

Bernie O’Flaherty

Brenda Tobin

Catriona Hilliard

Celine Reilly

Chelsea Canavan

Claire Riordan

Cliona Maher

Clodagh O’Hagan

Colin Becker

Conor Nolan

Constanze O’Toole

Cormac McCarthy

Dave Wall

Deirdre Power

Derek Kelly

Donal Boland

Donna McGreevy

Ena Cleary


Filippo Giancarlo Martinelli

Fran Igoe

Gerardette Bailey

Gerry Burke

Glenn Loughran

Hilary Murray

James Carton

Joanna Mcglynn

John Flanagan

John McDonagh

John Murnane

John O’Neill

John Stack

Jobst Graeve

Josephine Kelliher

Jürgen Huber

Karl Wallace

Kevin O’Dwyer

Liz Burns

Lucina Russell

Máirín Ó Cuireáin

Malcolm Bridge

Marcus Collier

Marie Hanlon

Marie Mannion

Marta Golubowska

Mary Mullins

Melanie Scott

Muireann Ni Chonaill

Neil Higgins

Niall Armstrong

Nina McGowan

Noel O’Connor

Nollaig Feeney

Nora Hickey M’Sichili

Orla Foster

Owen Hickey

Paddy Harkin

Pat Liston

Pat Lysaght

Patrick McBride

Paul Berg

Paul Bird

Philip Delamere

Pippa Little

Rachel Kavanagh

Ray Yeates

Rhona McGrath

Roise O’Shea

Sally O’Leary

Shane Anderson

Sharon O’Grady

Sheena Barrett

Sheevaun Thompson 

Sheila Deegan

Sinead Hurson

Siobhán Bourke

Siobhan McQuaid

Siobhan Mulcahy

Stephen Daniels

Stephen Napier

Tania Banotti

Thomas Carolan

Vincent O’Shea

the BOATsthe EXPEDITIONsthe ARTthe SCIENCE

A riverbed kick test to study macrinvertibrates

the BOATsthe EXPEDITIONsthe ARTthe SCIENCE

AN ART EXPEDITION ON A SOLAR POWERED ELECTRIC VESSEL ALONG RIVERS & LAKES CONNECTING COMMUNITIES ACROSS IRELAND TO BUILD A ZERO CARBON FUTURE.

ARTS COUNCIL OPEN CALL AWARD / SFI DISCOVER AWARD 2021

SCIENCE PROGRAMME