25 - 28 March 2023


12pm - 8pm


Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Old Historical Surgery Rooms (enter on Eccles St.)



The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital will host an innovative multimedia art exhibition entitled ‘Beyond the Surface: Art, Illuminating the Future of Surgery’ from 25 – 28 March 2023 in the Old Historical Surgery Rooms (entrance on Eccles Street).

The exhibition, created in conjunction with artists Méabh Hennelly and Inȇs-Hermione Mulford, showcases the fusion of science, biology, disease, and humanity that underlies a translational clinical research project combining Artificial Intelligence (AI) and fluorescent dye for better cancer surgery.

The exhibition’s centerpiece is a large-scale, immersive artwork that combines traditional painting with modern 3D digital fluid simulation and audio recorded from operating rooms and an AI data-centre. The installation was commissioned by UCD Centre for Precision Surgery to mark the conclusion of this very successful four-year research project.

The findings from this research have now been translated into an EU-funded validation trial which will see the technology validated in five leading cancer centres across Europe.

The exhibition’s official launch will be held from 5pm – 8pm on Saturday 25 March.


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