CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices recently held a workshop as part of the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, creating an opportunity for young people aged 8-12 to explore the connections between science and art. This practical drawing workshop with Karen Conway, artist in residence at CÚRAM, ran as part of a collaboration between Baboró, Galway City Council, and Galway County Council, at Ballybane Library.

During the workshop, participants explored vintage medical equipment and chemicals used in the past. Fascinating biomaterials and medical devices were used to create drawings while a CÚRAM researcher talked about the materials he uses in his research.

Karen Conway has been selected to create the CÚRAM community art commission for the Eastside of Galway city, which is co-funded by the Galway City Arts Office. CÚRAM’s Art and Science programme creates links between the scientific and artistic communities to support the art-science discipline while increasing interest in science and current research. 

Karen is working with Prof William Wijns, a leading expert in Cardiology and SFI Professor in Interventional Cardiology at CÚRAM, the Lambe Institute for Translational Medicine, and Saolta University Healthcare Group, National University of Ireland Galway.

'Drawing on Science' is funded by Galway City Council.