Prism: The art and science of light

Do you know how many colours are in the visible spectrum? Explore the art and science of light in the Glucksman's new exhibition.

Featuring the internationally renowned artist Jenny Holzer, famous for her LED activist artworks, Prism considers the ways in which artists have worked with light as both subject matter and medium. From paintings inspired by computer generated imagery to plastic test tubes turned into a colourful chandelier, this exhibition presents a vibrant look at the art and science of light. 

The Glucksman is delighted to present Prism: the art and science of light in partnership with IPIC, the Irish Photonic Integration Centre at the Tyndall Institute, UCC. The exhibition presents eleven Irish and international artists whose work explores how light informs our understanding of the world and our communications with others. Our exhibition sketchbook is available to download online or you can call in to the gallery and pick one up to help guide and record your visit.

Over the next few months, we are also pleased to collaborate with UCC Students Union, UCC STAR Society, UCC Refugee Week, UCC Equality Week, First Fortnight, Scouting Ireland, Ballyphehane + Togher Community Development Partnership, the HSE, Cork Chamber 200, and St. Patrick’s Day Festival to invite participants of all ages to make and enjoy art.

We have a lively programme of talks, coursesscreenings and performances, as well as art clubsschools workshops, and community activities. You can find out more about our public events here on our website. 

You can also find out more about our artistic programme on facebooktwitterinstagram or by dropping in to say hello!

We look forward to welcoming you.

The Glucksman team