It’s maths week!

Maths week runs from 9-16 Oct 2010 – a perfect opportunity to come to see the Irish Reef and learn something about maths and nature! See information about the exhibition in the Courthouse Arts Centre in Tinahely and the workshop on 23 Oct.

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Hyperbolic Reef Workshops

We hope to see many people joining us for these days of understanding the geometry of hyperbolic space, the environmental impact of our lifestyle and not least the physical manifestation of hyperbolic space. We will hear the speakers on geometry and marine biology before lunch and then we will get down to some hyperbolic crochet after lunch.

These workshops are not not suitable for small children and older children should be accompanied by parent/guardian at all times.

Details on the speakers:

Dr. Anke C. Dietzsch studied ecology at the University of Bonn, Germany, and at Trinity College Dublin. She has worked for the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, and is currently a researcher at TCD. Her studies brought her to tropical and temperate climates in Asia, Africa and South America where she admired and investigated the ecology and biodiversity of both terrestrial and marine ecosystems. This year she mediated for the Crochet Coral Reef Project at the Science Gallery Dublin and is passionate about the idea of communicating Arts and Science to a wide, interested audience.

Eiseart Dunne is a student at Trinity College who hails from Cappawhite in Co. Tipperary. He studied English Literature and Mathematics for three years before choosing to specialise in Maths for his upcoming fourth and final year. He spends part of his time working as a mediator in the Science Gallery.and too much of the rest of it looking at funny and cute pictures of animals.

The Reefers & Irene Lundgaard are autodidact crocheters who are passionate about Hyperbolic Crochet and like to share their knowledge of this fantastic craft with as many people as possible. They have been involved in The Irish Reef from the word go and are trying to bring it to as many places in Ireland as possible to share the beauty of this woolly wonder and generate awareness of the negative environmental impact that is happening to coral reefs worldwide.

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Tinahely Exhibition Poster

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Toxic Reef Take Two

We were privileged to have the Irish Toxic Reef curated by Margaret & Christine Wertheim to be exhibited at The Smithsonian later this autumn. We sent out a call for a new Toxic Reef and this is basically the response to the call.

Crocheters of Ireland, you are fantastic!

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Exhibition In Courthouse Arts Centre

Preparations are on the way for the launch of The Irish Reef in
Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co Wicklow
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The official opening of

The Irish Reef exhibition is on

September 12th from 3 – 5 pm

the exhibition will run until October 29th

We urge you to grab a copy of the The Irish Reef Tinahely A4 Poster and mail it to your friends to spread the word.

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The Irish Reef – exhibition in Tinahely

The Irish Reef will be exhibited in the Courthouse Arts Centre in Tinahely (Wicklow) from September 12th to October 29th 2010.
As the original Irish Toxic Reef has gone to explore further shores, we no longer have toxic pieces to exhibit as part of the exhibition in the Courthouse Arts Centre. We need you to get toxic-crocheting!
For a reminder about the Toxic Reef – pieces must be made from plastic (preferably recycling old plastic!) – see some further information at http://www.crochetcoralreef.org/about/toxic_reef.php and at http://www.crochetcoralreef.org/about/plastic_trash.php.

Please send your submissions (including your name and contact details) by 3 September 2010 to:
The Irish Reef,
The Courthouse Arts Centre,
Tinahely,
Co. Wicklow.

Further information about the exhibition set-up, help required, etc. will follow soon!

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A Woolly Road Trip

We would love to travel the Irish People’s Reef in Ireland once the exhibition is over at Science Gallery, Dublin. If you know of a gallery, museum, community centre that have regular exhibitions and would be suitable for exhibiting this woolly wonder we would love to hear from you.
Please drop your mail to: irishcrochetcoralreef[at]gmail.com

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