Working with Art in the Sciences

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Communicating Science: Explorations through Science and Art

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). 

Discovery by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

‘Discovery’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Image contains a digital watermark that is not on the actual image.


Insects walk the Catwalk: FASHFEST

Amazing ‘insects’ hit the catwalk in FASHFEST, as the science inspired insect prints were proudly showcased in the Scientist fashion theme. Almost ironic as the designs are 3D insect body maps … rewrapped as swimwear and stunning in their appearance. Five designs were selected from Eleanor’s collection, images that form part of her research at CSIRO (Computational Informatics Division) and the ANU (CPAS) reflecting her focus in science+art+technology.

Insect Inspired Designs by Eleanor Gates-Stuart. (Catwalk Photo by The Canbarren)

Insect Inspired Designs by Eleanor Gates-Stuart. (Catwalk Photo by The Canbarren)

Using Eleanor’s fabric designs, the swimsuits are then designed by British fashion Designer, Shelley Campton and printed in collaboration with JETS Digital.

Fashfest Night 2 – Recap | The Canberran

FASHFEST: Night 2

TONI – Eleanor Gates-Stuart & Jemima Parker

 


3D Grassland goes fabric for FASHFEST

3D Grassland goes fabric for FASHFEST

The 3D animated ‘Grassland’ sequence provides the stunning design for one of the FASHFEST contemporary swimwear. The palm beetle and cicada (from the Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO) are amongst the featured ‘stars’ in the designs, although they might be rather hard to find in the sheer brilliance and pattern of the printed fabric.

The other four designs are full of colour as you can imagine with such beautiful Australian insects as inspiration. These will be revealed on the night at FASHFEST.

There are also a suite of artworks from Grasslands as shown on Studio E L E A N O R G A T E S T U A R T Australia.

If you are interested in knowing more about Eleanor’s work – please contact her directly.

'Grassland' Design by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

‘Grassland’ Design by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Image: One of the 'Grassland' artworks by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Image: One of the ‘Grassland’ artworks by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

 


3D Creepy Crawlies – ABC3 Behind the News

Longhorn Beetle - 3D Titanium Printing by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

ABC3 Behind the News Reporter, Emma Davis, interviews CSIRO Science Art Fellow, Eleanor Gates-Stuart and CSIRO Research Scientist, Dr Chuong Nguyen about their collaboration to produce the 3D Titanium Insects. Watch the video, below:

 

3D Creepy Crawley Bugs by ABC Behind the News

3D Creepy Crawley Bugs by ABC Behind the News

3D Titanium Bugs on exhibition at Embracing Innovation Volume 3

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Gallery: 18 Jul – 24 Aug 2013
Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, Civic Square, Canberra

“Eleanor Gates-Stuart has worked as part of a team also, with scientists and computer experts at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) providing specific expertise. As part of her Canberra Centenary science art commission StellrScopE, the team used a 3D scanner to map weevils and other bugs and insects, and enlarge them with detail intact. Such art and science collaborations are increasingly common, for instance the Synapse initiative of the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian Network for Technology2 has facilitated collaborations between artists and scientists on a variety of projects over the last ten years.

Artworks produced during Gates-Stuart’s collaboration include two dimensional images and a group of three dimensional bugs printed in titanium and patinated in strong bright colour. The ‘re-birthed’ bugs, enlarged beyond their true size, are strange hybrids; neither toy nor specimen, props perhaps in a science fiction film or animation. Spot lit in the gallery this sense of the filmic is amplified”.

Extract from Embracing Innovation Volume 3 Essay by Dr Patsy Hely

Opening Speech by Peter King:

http://www.craftact.org.au/speeches/PK20130713/

Mr Peter King is the Manager of Green Growth Partnerships and Design Integration and the Secretariat Australian Design Integration Network at the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation).

Notes:

Giant 3D printed bugs shed light on insect anatomy

3D imaging & scanning: Dr Chuong Nguyen and Dr Sherry Mayo

Images are low resolution with watermark – high res’ images available on request

More information can be following on these links:

Beetle Mania Larger Than Life

3D-Printing Giant Bugs Out of Titanium For Science

Giant 3D Printed Bugs Shed Light on Insect Anatomy


Titanium Insects

Titanium Insects by Eleanor Gates-Stuart in collaboration with Chuong Nguyen & Sherry Mayo, CSIRO

Titanium Insects by Eleanor Gates-Stuart in collaboration with Chuong Nguyen & Sherry Mayo, CSIRO

Titanium Insects produced @ CSIRO Titanium Technologies are on Exhibition at:

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Gallery:   Embracing Innovation Volume 3

Thursday, 18 July to Saturday, 24 August 2013

The development of Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) has seen changes take place within the Creative Arts in Australian tertiary institutions. Primary practice-based and practice-led research has been incorporated into universities research recognition and funding frameworks. Concurrently, craft practitioners and designer makers are embracing digital technologies, research and design thinking, with innovation and advances in these areas changing the way they engage, design and create.

In response, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre presents, Embracing Innovation Volume 3, an exhibition showcasing innovation in the creative arts, with a particular focus on craft and design. The exhibition showcases makers who are exploring these new areas of practice.

via Exhibitions at Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre.

Longhorn. Titanium Insect by Eleanor Gates-Stuart in collaboration with Chuong Nguyen & Sherry Mayo, CSIRO

Longhorn. Titanium Insect by Eleanor Gates-Stuart in collaboration with Chuong Nguyen & Sherry Mayo, CSIRO

Beetles:

Longhorn, Scientific Name: Cerambycidae (purple anodised titanium)
Christmas Beetle, Scientific name: Anoplognathus  (blue anodised titanium)
Wheat Weevil, Scientific Name: Sitophilus granarius (yellow anodised titanium)
Broad-nosed Weevil, Scientific Name: Gagatophorus sp. (titanium – no colour)
Jewel Beetlel, Scientific Name: Buprestidae  (titanium – no colour)
See also: ‘Collection to Collective’  a few more images on the creating of the bugs

Vizbi @ Vivid

Vizbi @ Vivid Poster 2013

Vizbi @ Vivid Poster 2013   

Connect With Science at Vivid Sydney

30 May 2013, 7:00pm – Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Photo: (Weevil – Titanium Insect by Eleanor Gates-Stuart in collaboration with Chuong Nguyen, CSIRO)

http://vizbi.org/VIZBIplus/

Scientists and creative practitioners have more ways, and more reasons, to collaborate than ever before. Discover how the tools of cinematography, storyboarding, graphic design, and sound engineering are increasingly being used to communicate modern, complex science. This is opening up a whole new arena for creatives with an interest in science, and for creative scientists alike.

This event features live presentations from two world-leading biomedical animators and science communicators: Graham Johnson from the UCSF (USA) and Drew Berry – winner of a MacArthur Fellowship, a BAFTA and an Emmy award – from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne.

Following the talks, you will have a chance to network over a mixer in the adjacent MCA Lounge. There will also be an opportunity for a limited number of participants to briefly introduce their work to the audience. If your work bridges art, creativity, and science, and you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, please send short description of your work (one paragraph and one PNG image) by 23rd May, 5 PM EST, to vizbiplus@vizbi.org after you have registered for this event.

This event is presented by ‘VIZBI+ Visualising the Future of Biomedicine’, a new project funded by theInspiring Australia government initiative, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research (WEHI), and CSIRO.


Titanium Bugs

Titanium Bugs, 3D Printing Research - Eleanor Gates-Stuart in Collaboration with Chuong Nguyen

‘Titanium Bugs’, 3D Printing Research – Eleanor Gates-Stuart in Collaboration with Chuong Nguyen

New work in development, exploring 3D Printing and Titanium in collaboration with Chuong Nguyen at CSIRO. The above image is the first prototype ‘hot off the bed’ following testing. For more information regarding the 3D Bugs please contact us.

Science • Art • Technology @ CSIRO

Australian National Insect Collection, Mathematics, Informatics & Statistics, Future Manufacturing

Insect Concept Development & Direction – Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Quantitative Imaging, 3D Scanning – Chuong Nguyen

Titanium Manufacturing – Chad Henry

Titanium Production – Vinay Tyagi

Titanium Bugs Brouchure