Illuminating Art & Ideas
‘Pushing Boundaries’ is an ongoing project which celebrates the institutional and intellectual empowerment of women. In 1842, Anna Atkins, the first recorded female photographer, began her investigation of British algae through the cyanotype process, the medium employed in this series. Cyanotype is a photographic blueprint developed through a mixture of chemistry and the exposure of a print to UV light.
Pushing Boundaries uses this photographic process to make visible the achievements female academics and intellectuals in Ireland at a time when women are still under-represented in positions of power and influence in Irish education.
Pushing Boundaries will be launched by Dr Jennifer Redmond – 27th September, 5pm, Illuminations, Iontas Building, Maynooth University. All welcome.
Becks Butler recently completed the BA in Photographic Media at Griffith College. Images from Pushing Boundaries have recently been purchased by the Royal Irish Academy. Becks is currently a student on the MA in Art and Research Collaboration at IADT.