‘Evolving Virus’ paintings – a theme that has been with me for many years and being back in Australia with time in my studio (I have to say it is like having a arts residency since I been overseas for a couple of years) is great to visit these works again.
“You are still working on them.. !!” my son asked as he featured in the initial series in which the paintings were created for an installation and more importantly led to my PhD at the National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (ANU). I remember asking my potential supervisor at that time, Professor Susan M. Stocklmayer AO, if I could combine arts and science for my research and luckily she said “yes” and became my supervisor. These works have undergone a few changes since then and it is great to be looking at them with fresh eyes.
It is not that I ever forgot them but my research took some interesting directions, such as FingerCodes, StellrScope, Under the Surface and more recently Orchids. Even though I love being in the science labs I have to confess that I enjoy getting my fingers in the paint as well. You never know.. maybe I can ‘paint’ with biological material soon.
‘Home Grown’ sketch – having fun with ideas.
It has been great fun to be involved in Shirty Science this year and to team up with Dr Marija Mustac as ‘Project Earthquake’. What a terrific initiative by Madison Hartill-Law to come up with the idea of Shirty Science – check out: website and facebook page.
Marija and I have completed our project design which will be released soon via Shirty Science – so no sneak peek just yet!!
However, I wanted to sketch out my thoughts on one sheet to document my thoughts and have as a keepsake. I do tend to use post-it (sticky notes) to think through ideas and this sheet actually starts with my first sketch ‘taking shape’ as I contemplated how I would exchange ideas with my scientist partner, Marija. Interesting how Marija’s research focuses on tracking earthquakes and I have experienced quite a few from living in Taiwan … a great start for the both of us!! Anyway, not to discuss our completed design but to post this page as an insight to the experience for me. Keep a look out for all this year’s fabulous designs from Shirty Science.
Preparing for the forthcoming SciArt Workshop (LAB) 2017 in the US. A post-conference 2016: ‘Discovering the Deep Blue Sea’ Keck Futures funding initiative at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with fellow collaborators (Artists & Scientists). It is going to be exciting to meet everyone again and participate in this experimental lab.
- Eleanor Gates-Stuart: Artist Australia
- Larry Pratt: Oceanographer WHOI
- Karen Wisher: Professor of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
- Heather Spence: Marine Biologist
- Lisa D’Amour: Playwright and Co-Artistic Director
- Steven Haddock: Marine Biologist MBARI
A new work from the Orchid Research Series that originated at the Orchid Research and Development Centre at the National Cheng Kung University. This work is a tribute to the ORDC and to Professor Hong-Hwa and her team, as my orchid research experiment project and the work I currently have in progress is influenced by the innovative and experimental nature of this lab.
I am also looking for other research partners to continue the work here in Australia and Internationally.
© Eleanor Gates-Stuart
In writing mode for the works in progress, Blood Fusion, Orchid Plants in Collaboration with the Orchid Research and Development Centre at National Cheng Kung University. I might have seemed quiet since returning to Australia but that is because I am busy working on my research projects and the Orchids are very much a favourite. Here is a peek at the images created for documenting the process. A big project with lots of material to include. I am hoping share the results soon, hopefully a conference paper along side the artworks and photographs. © Eleanor Gates-Stuart
Acknowledgement: Professor Hong-Hwa Chen & Pei-Han Lai, National Cheng Kung University
What an end to a great semester at National Cheng Kung University and having enjoyed being part of bringing this Techno Art Program into existence. Wonderful to have received my full Professorship and to have worked with some amazing colleagues and students. It will be exciting to hear of the 1st Techno Arts Masters students, 2017 graduation, and I hope they visit Australia in the future. This last semester was special by introducing students to science-art and to develop their research in collaboration with the Orchid Research and Development Centre (ORDC), NCKU. I will post more about my own research with ORDC soon. Now to life back in Australia 😀
|Jimmy Hung||洪凱祥||Yu Fu Lin||林玉富|
|Rider Chen||陳相丞||You-Yi Chen||陳佑亦|
|Jiun-Kai Huang||黃俊凱||Hsin Huang||黃歆|
|Jessica Chen||陳瀅守||Wu, Wan-Lin||吳宛霖|
|Lu, Wei-yu||盧威聿||Xu, Rui-ling||許瑞鈴|
|Prof Eleanor Gates-Stuart||愛莉諾||Prof Hong-Hwa Chen||陳虹樺|
|(Nicole) Pei-Han Lai||賴姵含|
We would like to express our thanks to the Orchid Research and Development Center (ORDC) for their kindness and support in collaborating with the artists in the Techno Art Program 1051. We wish the very best for all their research and future success.
Special “thank you” to:
Professor Hong-Hwa, Director (ORDC)
Professor Wen Huei Chen, Researcher (ORDC)
Associate Professor Wen-Chieh Tsai (Institute of Tropical Plant Science)
‘Unravelling the Sequence’ the first in the series of images, photo-sketches, for the new body of work starting here at the National Cheng Kung University. This body of work extends my research here on the Campus of NCKU, probably the timing and response to having been here over a year, finding overlaps in my thought and experiences, as I live between Australia and Taiwan…. one world.
Those of you that know me will with no doubt grasp the context – just an experiment.
Science communication remains an import aspect of the investigation and the results are two-fold in this particular instance so I can wider the scope of the results.
Stellr Mutants VR World are the next ‘breed’ of agricultural wheat extending the Stellrscope species
Artist, Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart, revisiting ’15 Seeds’ and ‘Beautiful Mutant’ from the StellrScope wheat experimentation and innovation series.
Building the next breed via VR world to experience the species up close and inside.
Acknowledgement: CSIRO + Data61
Objects in Space (VR+) – Stage 3 in Progress following on from initial sketches to VR environments (Google Tilt Brush). Next step: materialising the object – monumental scale
Enjoyed presenting my work and being part of the SIGGRAPH 2016 panels (CG in Australasia & CG in Asia) Anaheim Convention Centre, LA
CG in Australasia Speakers include:
Patricia Kung | Animal Logic
Oliver Bown | UNSW
Eleanor Gates-Stuart | Artist / Professor of National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Panel Chair: June Kim | Research Associate at Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Asia Speakers include:
Ben Lert: Chair of SIGGRAPH Asia 2017
Elanor Gates Stuart | Artist / Professor of National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Kenji Ozawa: Manager | Planning group Educational Div. Computer Graphic Arts Society (CG-ARTS)
Snow Yunxue Fu| Artist / Lecturer of School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Panel Chair: Miho Aoki | SIGGRAPH Symposium on Education Chair
Delighted to be one of the artists in this SIGGRAPH exhibition. Science of the Unseen: Digital Art Perspectives live on the internet. Phil Gough and Lindsay Zackeroff, co-curators and Cynthia B Rubin, Chair, ACM SIGGRAPH DAC Committee
Science + Art @ at the South Australia Museum
Congratulations to all applicants who entered this year’s Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize and for providing a challenging and exciting opportunity for the judging panel to select works for the prizes and also for the exhibition. The world of natural science is truly amazing, as shown through the works of all the contributing artists and confirmed by the diversity of the artworks entered. The intellect and intensity of Natural Science as an influential content is counterbalanced with works that resonate of personal and passionate conviction for natural science, close up, in our lives and of the wider planet.
If you have a chance to visit the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2016 at the South Australia Museum it will certainly be worthwhile. The exhibition showcases the finalist’s artworks drawn from the Open and Emerging Artist categories exploring the theme of Natural Science within their artwork. This year’s winner of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize is artist, Julia deVille, for her stunning artwork, Neapolitan Bonbonaparte and artist, Dan Power as winner for the Emerging Artist category for his intriguing artwork, G(RAZED).
This year video works were included in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, entries in any form of visual fine art were eligible with the exception of photography.
Open Prize $30,000, sponsored by Fisher Jeffries, Barristers & Solicitors
Emerging Artist Prize $10,000, sponsored by the Hill Smith Gallery
Barry Keldoulis, CEO and Group Fairs Director of Art Fairs Australia
Prof Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Professor in Techno Art at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Prof Klaus Rohde, Emeritus Professor at the University of New England
Brian Oldman, Director South Australian Museum
Over in Australia with a great visit planned to SA Museum and planning of next projects. Contact me if you would like to catch up, chat about visits, research, have coffee… (June-Late August)
Thank you ATWEN for publishing this article.
Great be be working in both Australia and Taiwan.
Revisiting artworks ‘Virus’ … actually these ones were never really completed rather a state of mind – thoughts expressed as video installations. The theme lead to other things such as my focus on Science+Art and the opportunity to research bioinformatics and genetic variation through other works such as ‘StellrScope’ and ‘FingerCodes’.
Amazing to see my family’s involvement in my work, how they have been a part of my work (always) and with tremendous respect to them.
Acknowledgement: Auguste Soesastro who kindly provided his textile works for adaption in the artworks
Installation @ Scitech WA. The ‘Under the Surface’ Mining and Minerals has been installed and is up and running at Scitech WA. The work has been gerourously supported by CSIRO, KCGM Superpit, GeoScience Australia, DMP and Scitech Rio Tinto Innovation Central.
Contact Eleanor for more information
Great opening at Aglow Space Gallery
愛莉諾 Eleanor Gates-Stuart, 徐凡 Hsu Fan, 黃佩珊 Huang Pei-Shan, 于庭懿 Yu Ting-Yi, 羅翊寧 Lo Yi-Ning, 葉泰佑 Ye Tai-You, 李宜瑾 Lee Yi-Chin
Happening soon…………… ‘Under the Surface’ @ SCITECH WA
Under the Surface – Mining & Minerals
Mining Data: Dr Peter Schaubs, CSIRO
Delighted to be exhibiting with the up and coming artists @ NCKU
Breaking Windows Theory Exhibition by Techno Artists from NCKU 2016
破窗效應 BROKEN WINDOWS THEORY – 9 January 2016 – Aglow Space Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan
Exhibition Opening @ 2pm
The first public exhibition for these artists and with their Professor, Eleanor Gates-Stuart.
徐凡 Hsu Fan
黃佩珊 Huang Pei-Shan
于庭懿 Yu Ting-Yi
羅翊寧 Lo Yi-Ning
葉泰佑 Ye Tai-You
李宜瑾 Lee Yi-Chin
Delighted to be invited to ‘Magnified’ – 12 Years of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize at the National Archives of Australia.
Natural Science and Art – wonderful.
Amazing support from Mineral Resources at CSIRO WA for ‘Under the Surface’, Scitech Artist Residency 2016 – Eleanor Gates-Stuart. Busy few days dashing between Scitech and CSIRO WA in bringing together Art+Science+Technology. Well done CSIRO for engaging with artists.
Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Visiting ‘scientist’ – artist at Mineral Resources CSIRO
Exploring spaces at Scitech WA as planning for my Artist in Residence work is under development. A few days to meet with the amazing team of staff and enjoying seeing the exhibits full of visitors – so much fun.
Will keep posting about the project especially as we move nearer the date to the launch. Had a great look around all the spaces and saw a super cool exhibition about to open. I had a special peek of the exhibition behind the scenes. Lots to think about…………
Lovely photograph taken by 于庭懿 (Flora). Working with the Lantern Project Commission Team – Experiment with light and materials. Techno Art Office
Amazing how an umbrella comes in handy
Just had to share one of my new images of Western Australia, part of the ‘Under the Surface’ mining project, residency at Scitech Discovery Centre 2016.
Scitech Residency 2016
Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart
Australia to Taiwan: Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart at National Cheng Kung University – Techno Art
Very excited to be taking up this overseas appointment in Taiwan having worked on many collaborative projects there over the years. This will be an opportunity to develop international research , artistic opportunities, projects and international networks.
Looking forward to be working and living between Taiwan and home in Australia, continuing my passion for science, arts and technology. Happy to hear from artists interested in developing research projects in these areas.
Acknowledgements: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) ANU, Scitech
Delighted to be joining National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) – Professor (Techno Art)
This appointment follows my Doctorate Degree at the Australian National University, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS).
It is very exciting to be continuing my research in science + arts at NCKU, including the following research associations with CPAS, CSIRO and the University of Canberra.
Looking forward to extending these associations.
Painting the Blues
Developing a series of washes as part of my ‘brush’ templates First sign of a similar approach in the FingerCodes Series. Remnants of gatescherrywolmark with echoes of sub-cultural european influence.
© Eleanor Gates-Stuart 2015
New works in association with imaginarymediaimages – read more:
Celebrating the Year of the Goat reminds me of the excitement I have for these two earlier works: Laddertree & Extravaganza
Laddertree (Gouache, ink and watercolour)
Extravaganza (Silkscreen) Published by London Print Studio for ‘Jovert’ 1988
Finger, Bugs and Time Travel all sound like a great title for an Artwork.
These are new leaflets available on the works: FingerCodes, Titanium Insects and Nautical Mix.
The Creatives gallery showcases artists, designers, and creative technologists whose work has been informed or influenced by science and technology. Artists create, shape, reflect, and define our society — their contribution is critical to any human rights movement. This gallery seeks to recognize the critical role of artists and creative practitioners in imagining and realizing a more gender equitable future.
Great to be part of the exhibition – Thank you
A Global Fund for Women Project
Loops Collection by Imagainarymediaimages
The seconds it took to recall that moment were irrelevant
A series of works based on facets of time, remnants of history that feature in our culture of workforce, discovery and innovation.
Communicating Science: Explorations through Science and Art
PhD thesis and final seminar complete. Created this image ‘Discovery’ to celebrate the research.
PhD Research study at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS), Australian National University & the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
Image contains a digital watermark that is not on the actual image.
Amazing series of presenters and excellent event
Photograph of Eleanor by Ian Barndt