January 3, 2018

Open Call | LIFE AT THE EDGES Exhibition at Science Gallery Dublin

Application deadline: 16 January, 11:45pm GMT

How do organisms survive in the deep sea, in outer space and inside volcanoes? Why do inhospitable settings spark our imagination and our appetite for adventure? What can extreme environments tell us about coping with climate change? How can art and design inspire and influence the pioneers exploring extreme environments? Should we adapt organisms and technologies to thrive under severe conditions?

LIFE AT THE EDGES will examine life in extraordinary environments, and humankind’s passion for exploration, adventure and discovery.

Extreme places can provide a unique setting to expand our understanding of our climate and living systems. From arctic expeditions to deep sea discoveries, this exhibition is about exploring frontiers and limits, and boldly pushing the boundaries of space, humanity, science, technology, biology, and determination.

Keywords: Space, Ocean, Exploration, Biology, Extremophiles, Frontiers, Inhospitable, Adventure, Life, Edges.

Science Gallery Dublin are seeking proposals for up to twenty works for our LIFE AT THE EDGES exhibition. Proposals may be new or existing works, and will be funded up to a maximum budget of €3000, which should include all artist fees, materials, equipment, shipping, travel etc. Please note that these are maximum amounts, and we enthusiastically welcome proposals below this limit. We are happy to write letters of support for applicants seeking funding from elsewhere.

Science Gallery, in partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland, is delighted to announce a special €1000 bursary for French speaking artists working with digital technology and art. The award will support the travel and accommodation of one artist participating in LIFE AT THE EDGES. Applicants should note their interest in this bursary on their application form.

For more information and to apply online visit:

Open Call | LIFE AT THE EDGES Exhibition at Science Gallery Dublin