Celestial Mechanics

Celestial Mechanics

Celestial Mechanics is an art and science project by 5th class children of St. Philip’s SNS and artists Aileen Murphy and Mary Jo Gilligan. It is curated by Superprojects and commissioned by Fingal Arts Office on the occasion of Cruinniú na nÓg 2023.

Over the past week, the children took part in painting workshops at DIAS Dunsink Observatory, guided by the artists. Taking inspiration from the work done at DIAS Dunsink Observatory, the children were asked to think about the sky and what is in it, and use their ideas to create large paintings. Their paintings imagine their own personal sky above them, which they can take flight in through painting. Themes and ideas in the paintings include space, the stars, sun and moon, as well as imagined characters that might reside in the sky.

On Saturday 10th June the children paintings inspired by themes of astronomy will be on display at Dunsink Observatory for Crinniú Na Nóg, the national day of creativity for children and young people. We invite the public to come and see this wonderful art work and take a tour of the Dunsink observatory.

This project is funded by Fingal County Council and Creative Ireland in celebration of Cruinniú na nÓg 2023. Kindly Supported by DIAS Dunsink.

Booking link: https://celestialmechanicsdunsink.eventbrite.ie