Download audio guide here

We hope that you enjoy your self guided walk through the Trinity College Trees exhibition.

You can choose from one of two walk options, either starting from the Main Square with the Oregon Maple tree or from behind the Science Gallery at the Physic Garden with the Yew tree. An audio guide has been created for each option. All you need to do is click on your desired option below, listen and enjoy!

Download audio guide here

We hope that you enjoy your self guided walk through the Trinity College Trees exhibition.

You can choose from one of two walk options, either starting from the Main Square with the Oregon Maple tree or from behind the Science Gallery at the Physic Garden with the Yew tree. An audio guide has been created for each option. All you need to do is click on your desired option below, listen and enjoy!

Mooney Goes Wild radio interview airs this Sunday

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image: Eanna ni Lamhna interviewing David Hackett

 

Mooney Goes Wild, the RTE Radio 1 programme, interviewed the Trinity College Trees Team on September 29th. Hear the interview live on RTE Radio 1 between 22.00 and 23.00 this Sunday October 15th 2017.  RTE  will be posting information on this interview nearer the date.

Click here for more information.

Download audio guide here

We hope that you enjoy your self guided walk through the Trinity College Trees exhibition.

You can choose from one of two walk options, either starting from the Main Square with the Oregon Maple tree or from behind the Science Gallery at the Physic Garden with the Yew tree. An audio guide has been created for each option. All you need to do is click on your desired option below, listen and enjoy!

The crab apple tree artwork has arrived…

As usual Philip in the Laser Company did a wonderful job on these pieces.  See The Laser Company for more information on all the other series they offer.

Perspex is notoriously difficult to photograph so please excuse these images. The best thing to do with this piece will be to see it installed. The fluorescent red perspex will glow, twist and sway in the beautiful Rose Garden.

Installing in the Oregon Maple, part 2

We decided to install and leave the highest ‘tendon’ in place even though the exhibition is not due to open to the public until Friday the 29th. It would have been too difficult to get back to the same height again. I had decided on mirroring two metal wires, which ran more or less parallel to each other near the topmost branches of the tree.

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See image of the end points of the chosen pair of cables where they are fixed to the tree.

David positioned us and we began cutting, stretching and cable tying the beginning of the length of fabric between the two wires. We continued cable tying the fabric along the length of the wires until the distance between them became impossible to cover. At this point I needed to ‘carve’ the tendon shape into the fabric attaching it’s end points securely to the wires.

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Slide show of different of the piece in situ from various positions as we descended from the heights of the top branches of the Oregon Maple to the ground level.

Having finished finessing this tendon we dropped down to the lower levels of the branches to measure up for the final two tendons. Both of these tendons will run more or less parallel to each other with variations on their angles and will be nearly perpendicular to the highest tendon. David and I again moved into position and began to temporarily tie the other two tendons nearer the base of the trunk and cut the fabric length to size. These sections were taken away to allow the artist to further cut into the fabric, shape it, sew the edges and afix the eyelets.

Images of the final two ‘tendons’ and the complete installation in the Oregon Maple will be available to view after the exhibition opens to the public.