Leverhulme Artist in Residence at Armagh Observatory

Dr Sally Walmsley is currently Leverhulme Artist in Residence at Armagh Observatory .  She is working collaboratively with the astronomers at the Observatory to create a multi-media installation which will reflect the various aspects of the research world of the astronomers at Armagh Observatory.

Armagh Observatory founded in 1789 is housed in a Georgian building which is surrounded by park-like grounds some of which are set out as an Astral Park. Approximately 30 staff work in this world class research department.

Dr Sally Walmsley is running outreach workshops which bring in both adults and P1010270children from the local community to explore the research world at the Observatory as part of her time in this post.

She is currently completing a film The Star Keeper
which is emerging as one of the piece of works in this collaborative creative period. Through the summer a group of astronomers have worked with her to take a ‘creative’ approach to presenting ideas from Stellar Evolution to a wider audience. This has proved to be a lot of fun. P1010260Another group of astronomers have been involved in creating new music through improvisation to reflect the orbits of comets and asteroids in 10 musical movements. This piece when complete will be called ‘Whisky, ice and almond’.   IMG_8978