'Tools of the Trade' 2017: The connection between Science and Art

A multidisciplinary Art Project designed and coordinated by Artists Leah Murphy and Susan Walsh.

In this project school children explored the connection that exists between the creative and inquisitive processes of both science and art due to the unique workplaces that they were exposed to. As well as an introduction to artists and craftspeople at work, they discovered the creative elements behind other professions.

The 2017 'Tools of the Trade' project involved students from St. Maries of the Isle Primary school and St. Finbarrs National school.


The children were introduced to four unique project partners:

Barbara Hubert Bookbindery, Cork Printmakers, The Tyndall National Institute and the School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences, UCC.

Beginning with a school based introductory workshop the children were introduced to the tools in everyday use at these places of work.

Tools of the Trade Exhibition 2017 The School of BEES

Site Visit to BEES

Site visit to the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences. A rock specimen and fossil talk with Maria McNamara. Looking at the collection of animal and birds with PHD sudents. Tour of the facilities and labs with sketchbook documentation. Plaster Cast fossil workshop.

Tools of the Trade Exhibition 2017 Barbara Hubert

Site Visit to Barbara Hubert

Barbara Hubert Bookbindery site visit. Marbling workshop, storyboard development and layout of handmade books. Bookmaking workshop.

Tools of the Trade Exhibition 2017 Cork Printmakers

Site Visit to Cork Printmakers

Site visit to Cork Printmakers with tour and artists talk. Printmaking demonstration with studio managers Johnny Bugler and Peter Mc Morris. Creative response printmaking workshop with mobile printing press.

Tools of the Trade Exhibition 2017 Tyndall Institute

Site Visit to Tyndall Institute

The Tyndall Institute site visit. Tour of the facility with 'Sand to Silicon' slide show. Creative response workshops. Collaborative project- Information Discs



A series of creative workshops

The Children were encouraged to record all the site visits with small sketches and notes which were elaborated on at a later stage and continually referred to throughout the workshop series.

In this series of workshops the children experienced a wide range of materials and artistic techniques including observational drawing, printing and large scale collaborative paintings culminating in an exhibition of the children's work at Cork City Hall Atrium.


Cork City Hall Atrium Exhibition

Photography by Jed: www.jedniezgoda.com

Participating project partners and schools

Thank you to our project partners and schools for collaborating with the 'Tools of the Trade' art project in 2017.

Logo the School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences, UCC.
Logo Hubert Bookbindery
Logo CP Printmakers Cork
Logo Tyndall Institute

Our Exhibitions

Tools of the trade Expo 2019: The River to Open Seas

Exhibition 2019: The River to Open Seas

Pupils from Greenmount NS. Green Street and Bunscoil Chríost Rí, Turners Cross go on board with Meitheal Mara Community Boatyard ...

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Tools of the trade Expo 2018: Art, Architecture and Archaeology

Exhibition 2018: Art, Architecture and Archaeology

Children from St.Maries of the Isle Primary School and Sundays Well Girls and Boys National School. In collaboration with Cork Public Museum ...

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Tools of the trade Expo 2017

Exhibition 2017: The connection between Science and Art

In this project school children explored the connection that exists between the creative and inquisitive processes of both science and art ...

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