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  Visual Arts

Sat 17 Jun - Sat 26 Aug  

Admission Free

Admission free, all welcome

The Visual Time Traveller

Your invitation to the opening on Sat 17 Jun, 2.30pm is here.

Cast your mind back to the first decade of the 16th Century. Leonardo da Vinci is painting the Mona Lisa and Michelangelo chips away at his David while, in Rome, a lunar eclipse is observed by Copernicus. Now visit the years between 1895 and 1900 and find Bram Stoker writing Dracula while blood-thinning Aspirin is being invented. X-rays are discovered and Cézanne realizes the possibilities of modern art in his painting, The Bathers.

The Visual Time Traveller encapsulates 500 years of history, art and science in a series of unique designs which emerged from a collaboration between author, Alison Hackett and Origin Design. Most recently exhibited as part of the Global Irish Design Challenge, The Visual Time Traveller now travels to Waterford where 500 years of history will be told across two venues- from the artistic movements of the 16th to 18th centuries in University Hospital Waterford to the medical discoveries and historic milestones of the 19th and 20th centuries in Garter Lane Arts Centre.

The Visual Time Traveller opens in University Hospital Waterford on Friday June 16th at 1pm and in Garter Lane Arts Centre Waterford on Saturday June 17th at 2.30pm, with live illustrative performances by members of Illustrators Ireland and The Comics Lab from 3.30pm.

The experience will be a fully immersive storytelling performance which combines music, sound design, projected illustration and live performance in what feels like a cross between theatre and animation. Featuring: Sarah Bowie, Eoin Coveney, Alan Dunne, Katherine Foyle, Debbie Jenkinson, Elida Maiques, Ale Mercado, David McClelland and Fintan Taite.

The Visual Time Traveller continues until August 26th 2017.

Garter Lane Arts Centre Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am- 5.30pm and during evening performances.

The Visual Time Traveller book by Alison Hackett, designed by Origin Design and published by 21st Century Renaissance will be available to purchase from The Book Centre Waterford and Garter Lane Arts Centre during the exhibition period.

Image reproduced by permission of 21st Century Renaissance. Copyright Alison Hackett, 21st Century Renaissance. Designed by Origin Design.

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