Peter Nash I always thought we'd have more time

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Size16 drawings. Dimensions variable.
MaterialsMechanical pencil on paper.
ProvenanceCommissioned as part of the CUBS Create project

I always thought we’d have more time is a series of 16 drawings that were created by artist Peter Nash in collaboration with 1st year students from Cork University Business School. During Spring 2022, the students attended creative workshops and were encouraged to influence the artist with their understanding of the economics of climate action and their thoughts on the climate crisis. The artwork emphasises the interrelated nature of things within any production cycle or supply chain. The drawings recall illustrations in scientific textbooks and survival guide manuals, but are infused with the personal presence of the artist and a reminder that we can act on, as well as observe, changes in our environment. 

The commission was developed as part of the CREATE project, financed by the Cork University Business School Philanthropic Fund that provides participating students with an innovative learning experience by exploring contemporary concepts in their curriculum through art practice and creative engagement. The students in first year of the BA (Economics through Transformational Learning) programme were active participants in commissioning the work of art. They were encouraged to creatively engage with, and think more deeply about, critical contemporary issues including the theme of sustainability and climate action.

Other artworks by Peter Nash

The UCC Art Collection includes the following artworks

I Never Forget A Face

Exhibitions/Projects at the Glucksman


Groundwork: Climate awareness in the UCC Art Collection