NUI Galway recently unveiled a 36 foot (12 metres ) long mural entitled The Scientific Wonders of the World.
The mural, which was painted in just one week as part of the NUI Galway Access Office’s Uni-4-U Summer Programme, saw 20 children, all aged 11, from the eastern suburbs of Galway city, many of whom hail from all different parts of the world, come together to paint.
The mural was part of the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES ) ‘Science Meets Art’ project to merge the two disciplines. The mural depicts a range of scientific images derived by scientists working in the laboratories at the NCBES. This work of art will be displayed on campus in the atrium of the NCBES.
The mural is the result of a community project which brought together different groups of people including scientists, art students, and local school children. The artwork was created by Kelsey Lind and Carolyn Morse, design art students from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, who have spent the past six weeks in the NCBES working on this unique art/science project. While at NUI Galway, the artists met with researchers to draw inspiration for their artwork and select a medium which would best depict the scientific images.
As part of the art project, the two art students set up a blog, http://www.thescientificwondersoftheworld.blogspot.com/, which outlines the work involved along with pictures of the kids painting the mural.
For further information visit www.ncbes.ie or contact Lindsay Cody, Communications Officer at the NCBES at (091 ) 495701.