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The Chimera Art and Science programme investigates the meeting point of art and science. The CÚRAM and NUI Galway based project, brings artists and scientists together to create a dialogue around the cultural issues of tissue engineering and medical devices. The Chimera project is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover Programme which aims to support and develop the STEM education and public engagement sector in Ireland. Chimera was founded by Andrea Fizpatrick who acts as its director and programmer. Chimera currently hosts two artists in residence, Siobhan McGibbon and Joanna Hopkins, and a student project comprising of eleven students from the Centre for Creative Arts and Media, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. The focus of the Chimera Art and Science Programme is to develop a visual arts research project within the CÚRAM laboratories, exploring experimental practice and investigating the resulting composite space of enquiry. Artists are given full access to the CÚRAM laboratories and its staff. Artist studio spaces are situated near the beautiful Aula Maxima. For more information, please contact andrea.fitzpatrick@nuigalway.ie.