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Groundwork:
Climate awareness in the UCC Art Collection

John Behan, Amber Broughton, Patrick Collins, Miriam De Búrca, Gabhann Dunne, James L Hayes, Martin Healy, Fiona Kelly, Catriona Leahy, Dara McGrath, Norah McGuinness, Peter Nash, Miriam O'Connor, Hughie O'Donoghue, Gwen O'Dowd, Garrett Phelan

This exhibition brings together artworks from the UCC Art Collection that focus on environmental observations and concerns, giving us an opportunity to reflect on the diverse ecologies that sustain our natural world. From in-depth explorations of our peatlands to skyward habitats and UCC’s own living arboretum, Groundwork presents the precious, sometimes precarious, but also hopeful vistas of our island home. 

Each of these artworks has a story to tell and with the support of our colleagues in Archaeology, the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and the Office of Sustainability and Climate Action, we have devised learning resources that encourage creative reflections on the challenges and possibilities of being responsive to climate change. 

Groundwork is supported by The Arts Council Ireland, University College Cork and private philanthropy through Cork University Foundation.