Archive of Author | Siobhan McDonald

Siobhan McDonald is an award-winning Irish artist interested in the changeable nature of landmass, historical events and their interconnection to time. She is an artist in residence in the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin (2017-2019.) McDonald is working with world-leading research facilities such as The European Space Agency (ESA); The JRC European Commission and The European Research Council to explore Ecology in light of current ecological concerns. Across these research labs, McDonald pursues knowledge to ask questions about the structure and history of the earth. Her art practice calls on notions of what is still unknown to science, exploring the Anthropocene and the recent consequences of our treatment of nature. McDonald works with a diverse group, including historians and scientists to manifest projects that take the form of painting, drawing, film, and sound

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Articles with Siobhan McDonald


Hidden Monuments

Siobhan McDonald is an award-winning Irish artist interested in the changeable nature of landmass, historical events and their interconnection to time. Her latest exhibition, titled ‘Hidden Monuments’, presents a series of artistic enquiries to remind us of the Cairns, standing stones and Megalithic structures that foreshadow our architectural histories. 

Messages in Water

“Water takes a central place in my view of the world. It is the container of life and the connective element in the landscape.”

Siobhan McDonald is a visual artist working in the medium of paint, film and sound. She is interested in the changeable nature of landmass, historical events and their interconnection to time. Many of her works seek to merge the poetic and the scientific to delve into a field that’s unknown to her.

Crystalline

I am a Visual artist working in the medium of paint, film and sound. I am interested in the changeable nature of landmass, historical events and their interconnection to time. Many of my works seek to merge the poetic and the scientific to delve into a field that’s unknown to me. My current project ‘Crystalline,’ arises out of my ongoing inquiry into how humanity has become the dominant force of change on the planet. Positioning the work within geological history, this project explores our understanding of time and our relationship with a continually changing environment.