Thursday, 26 June 2014


Sculptor John Holstead and The School ofMathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, NUIG present an exhibition inspired by the beauty of mathematics.

The exhibition takes place at The Mechanical Soils Lab, Aras na Mac Leinn
NUIG campus. The launch will be on the 11th July 2-4pm and the show will run until 1st of August

The ties between art and mathematics are closer than is often assumed.
This exhibition explores the beauty that can be found in mathematics from both the artist’s and the mathematician’s perspective.

John Holstead, the Kerry based artist, has invited mathematicians from the School of Mathematics, Statistics, and Applied Mathematics at NUIG to portray the beauty of their subject to an audience in much the same way that an artist does when he/she exhibits.

Dr. Aisling McCluskey, a faculty member of the school, is overseeing the input of the mathematicians and Dr Fiacre O Carbre of the Dept. of Mathematics at NUI Maynooth is on hand to offer help and advice.

John Holstead has, for many years, taken his inspiration from mathematics and science. Originally from Wakefield in Yorkshire, Holstead made his home in Ventry on the Dingle peninsula some 40 years ago.
‘The Ventry Egg’, one of his works that will be on shown in Galway, was made for and featured in the TG4 documentary, ‘Fearaibh Fionntr√°’- ‘The Men of Ventry. 

For more info. contact John Holstead at or 087 2241462

The show is supported by:

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