Herstory and the ISSU present STUDENT POWER, a spectacular #Herstory Light Show to celebrate and amplify the voices of student activists, highlighting the causes close to their hearts. Art students from NCAD and Colaiste Dhulaigh have created new portraits of the visionary change-makers which will be illuminated on iconic landmarks in Dublin city. Never before in history have young people risen up together on this scale across the world. Power to students as they lead the light! The light show will also feature new art of Ireland’s lost goddesses by artist Bernie Sexton from the Goddesses of Ireland book and TÁIN: The Women’s Stories written by Karina Tynan and illustrated by her daughter Kathy Tynan.
Locations & Times:
On Monday 31st January, the Herstory Light Show starts at Trinity College Dublin (front square) from 6 – 8pm, The GPO from 8.30 – 10pm and Colaiste Dhulaigh from 10.30pm.
On Brigid’s Day 1st February, the Herstory Light Show will journey through Kildare, lighting up the iconic St. Brigid’s Cathedral in Kildare town from 6pm – 10pm. In Dublin the sails in Smithfield Square will illuminate with stunning new art of 13 indigenous Irish goddesses by artist Bernie Sexton, created for the Goddesses of Ireland book by Dr. Karen Ward.
Irish Rail will also showcase the activists’ portraits on the big screens at Connolly, Tara, Pearse and Heuston stations from the 1st – 14th February.