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Thursdays, 1pm – 1.40pm
Starting on 15th October 2020

Free but pre-booking is essential through Eventbrite: click here to register!

The School of Looking investigate the art and science of seeing through their exhibition Invisible Light in the Crawford Art Gallery; funded by Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Discover Programme and developed with scientific collaborators from Tyndall National Institute and Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC). 

The exhibition consists of artworks which each investigate a different form of invisible light, from the mysterious gamma ray to the familiar radio wave.

The School of Looking asks if we can imagine colours that we have never seen, what can we learn from X-Rays, Gamma Rays, and Infrared, and can a banana really create music?

Keep an eye on our website and social media for updates on THE SCHOOL OF LOOKING: INVISIBLE LIGHT and Crawford Art Gallery.


Ray Day 1: Gamma Rays with the School of Looking and Dr. Michael Nolan of the Tyndall National Institute

RAY DAY 2: X-RAYS with The School of Looking and Veronica Biolcati (Tyndall National Institute) 

RAY DAY 3: ULTRAVIOLET with The School of Looking, Dr. Daniela Iacopino (Tyndall National Institute) and Jean O'Donovan (Crawford Art Gallery)

RAY DAY 4: VISIBLE LIGHT AND THE ANIMAL COLOUR DEBATE with The School of Looking and Dr. Daniela Iacopino (Tyndall National Institute) 

RAY DAY 5: INFRARED with The School of Looking and Dr. Brian Corbett (Tyndall National Institute)

RAY DAY 6: MICROWAVES with The School of Looking and Dr. Michael Nolan (Tyndall National Institute)

RAY DAY 7: RADIO WAVES with The School of Looking and Dr. Michael Nolan (Tyndall National Institute)

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N.B. Last entry is 15 minutes before closing

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Thursday until 8.00pm

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*Second floor closes 15 minutes before closing

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Friday 24 December 2021 Christmas Eve   10am - 4pmSaturday 25 December 2021 Christmas Day  Gallery ClosedSunday 26 December 2021 St. Stephen's DayGallery ClosedMonday 27 December – Thursday 30th December 202110am - 5pmFriday 31 December 2021 New Year's Eve 10am - 4pmSaturday 1st January 2022 New Year's DayGallery Closed
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