Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun – from 6 Feb

ArtisAnn Gallery shall be heading straight into the sun for an astounding journey from the gallery into space during February. As part of the NI Science Festival, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun will feature artworks inspired by and made by the power of the sun. These include an artwork made using paint developed by ENBIO in Dublin for the heat shields on the Solar Orbiter Satellite, which will soon be flying towards our sun.

Artists Aisling O’Beirn, Peter Richards, Aimee Melaugh, Harry McMahon and Josephine McCormick have created exciting, dynamic new works especially for this show.

These are being exhibited alongside a solar astronomy model generously lent by the UCL – Mullard Space Science Laboratory.

Mathematician and musician Colin Reid will also be showing his work at the gallery for the festival. Emanations from Z is an exhibition of sculptures that are derived from the geometries of mathematics, in particular from an abstract space called the zeta landscape which is at the heart of number theory. The central object of the zeta landscape is the harmonic series, the series of intervals from which musical pitches are derived. The works, both physical and sonic, represent the end of an aesthetic exploration into number theory from the perspective of a musician.

The exhibition runs at the ArtisAnn Gallery in Belfast from Thursday 7th Feb to Saturday 2nd March.


Venue: ArtisAnn Gallery, 70 Bloomfield Ave, Belfast BT5 5AE
Date: Wednesday 6th February
Time: 6.00 to 8.00pm

Admission is free.

For more info contact Ken Bartley:

All art is available to buy, and may be collected/delivered after the exhibition ends. You can also buy art from this exhibition through the Own Art scheme; giving you interest-free credit over 10 months – and you still get to take the art home immediately the exhibition ends!

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