SOLD OUT: Weekend Exhibition + Tours

SAT 19 + SUN 20 NOV 11AM – 4:30PM The National Space Centre (NSC) in partnership with Greywood Arts and with support from Science Foundation Ireland will be hosting an exhibition as part of Space Fest for Science Week 2022.

The Inevitable Ether showcases work and research by Emilia Tapprest and Valerie van Zuijlen, artists-in-residence at Greywood Arts and the National Space Centre culminating in immersive and poetic scenes for their docu-fiction film project Our Side of the Moon. Audiences will have a window into the artist’s practice through the use of multi-screen setups that map the mood and rhetoric of this particular moment in time in relation to space.

Alongside the video installation will be collaborative works from our STEAM project created by 100 student participants from St. Fergals National School (Killeagh), Gaelscoil Mhainister na Corann (Midleton), and the Greywood Arts Youth Club. Facilitated by artist Roisín White, young people have learned how both photographs and space telescopes use light to give us pictures of the past.

Both students and visitors will have the opportunity to tour the National Space Centre on this rare occasion when it is open to the public.

  • OUR SIDE OF THE MOON: The notion of ‘amplifying signals’, referring both to the workings of radio astronomy as well as to the process of listening to narratives around our relationship to space and what lies beyond the ether.
  • 100 STARS: See photographic images created by young artists that utilise Morse code to project their questions for the universe into outer space.
  • CAMPUS TOURS: Take a guided tour of the National Space Centre campus, including the iconic 32-meter dish, weather permitting.

🟡 Health & Safety: Entry is by timed ticketing only. Exhibition space is operating at 20% capacity and is ventilated. Masks must be worn indoors by all visitors 13 and over and visitors are asked to observe social distances.

🔺 Accessibility: Entry to the NSC is via a door with a 1.5cm high ramp. Hallways, doorways and exhibition space are wheelchair friendly. Bathroom facilities are unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

Details & Booking:

  • Date: Saturday 19 or Sunday 20 December
  • Time: 30 minutes per ticketed booking, includes exhibit and tour
  • Location: National Space Centre, Elfordstown Earthstation, Midleton

Emilia Tapprest (b. 1992, FI) strives to foster sensibilities beyond default perceptions of reality In her work as an artist and filmmaker. Currently based in Amsterdam, Tapprest is part of the research duo Liminal Vision together with cultural historian Victor Evink. Her collaborative practice develops through a web of interlinked projects, from cinematic fictions and installations to performative talks and academic articles. 

Valerie van Zuijlen (b. 1994, NL) is a visual artist, filmmaker and art director from the Netherlands. She develops a cross-disciplinary practice in audiovisual storytelling in a way in which different fields become intertwined with one another. She is founder and director of @LABNEST, an incubator and accelerator for entrepreneurs and startups based in Ede in the Netherlands. Reflecting her long-standing fascination with the aerodrome and its extensions within the ether, van Zuijlen is a licensed drone operator and soon-to-be helicopter pilot. 

Róisín White (IE) is a visual artist based between Dublin and Wexford, working primarily with photography while incorporating drawing, sculpture, and collage into her practice. White is also a children’s visual arts facilitator in addition to her personal practice, and she is inspired by the sense of play and curiosity that young people have while making art. Róisín holds a BA (Hons) in Photography from DIT, and certificates in Ceramics, Sculpture and Drawing from NCAD.