Working with Art in the Sciences

Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Shirty Science – Team Earthquake Sneak Peek

Project Now Launched – see Projects

Team Earthquake Sneak-Peek

Team Earthquake Sneak-Peek (Artist: Eleanor Gates-Stuart & Scientist: Marija Mustac)

 

Tonight is the launch of Shirty Science 2017 – see all the scienceart t-shirts

It has been a great experience – congratulations to all.

Well done Madi.

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Discovering the Deep Blue Sea

Workshop Sketch by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Workshop Sketch by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

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

Sweet Hearts – the perfect match (DNA)

Sweet Hearts - the perfect match (DNA) by Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Sweet Hearts – the perfect match (DNA) by Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart

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

 

 

 

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Bioart: Orchids

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

Experimentation: Orchids by Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart in collaboration with the Orchid Research and Development Center (NCKU), Taiwan.

Experimentation: Orchids by Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart in collaboration with the Orchid Research and Development Center (NCKU), Taiwan.

Acknowledgement: Professor Hong-Hwa Chen & Pei-Han Lai, National Cheng Kung University


MAZOO

Exploring the world of Orchids through Art at the Orchid Research and Development Centre (ORDC)

Mazoo, a mythological science-art spaceship laboratory travelling the galaxy (in this case the internet) on its journey, sharing knowledge of the wonderful Orchid plant species. https://issuu.com/eleanorgatestuart/docs/mazoo

M A Z O O . S p a c e

 

Mazoo a mythological science-art spaceship laboratory travelling the galaxy (in this case the internet) on its journey, sharing knowledge of the wonderful Orchid plant species.

Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart (Professor Techno Arts) and the Orchid Team: Kai-Hsing Hung (Jimmy), Hsiang-Hsi Lu, Hsing-Cheng Chen (Rider), Jiun-Kai Huang, Yin-Shou Chen (Jessica), Wei-yu Lu, Xin-Hung Lin (Ace) collaborated with ORDC and Professor Hong-Hwa (Director ORDC) in communicating the research of Orchids. 

If you would like to know more about the project, the lab and / or the artists please contact Eleanor 

Click on the pages below to read more about the project. Please note: Images must not be reproduced as the copyright belongs to the individual artists.

View Pdf: M A Z O O


Techno Art with Professor Eleanor

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 😀

 

The Techno Art Professor's (Eleanor Gates-Stuart) office busy: A launch soon in association with the NCKU Orchid Center. The artists are creating some very cool works from their research at National Cheng Kung University.

The Techno Art Professor’s (Eleanor Gates-Stuart) office busy: A launch soon in association with the NCKU Orchid Center. The artists are creating some very cool works from their research at National Cheng Kung University.

 

Mazoo, a mythological science-art spaceship laboratory travelling the galaxy (in this case the internet) in its journey, sharing knowledge of the wonderful plant species, the Orchid. Eight artists from the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), now in orbit on the Mazoo Spaceship, collaborate with the Orchid Research and Development Center (ORDC) in exploring the world of Orchids and bringing this science-art project into fruition. Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart and Postgraduate students (Techno Art) at National Cheng Kung University.

Mazoo, a mythological science-art spaceship laboratory travelling the galaxy (in this case the internet) in its journey, sharing knowledge of the wonderful plant species, the Orchid. Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart and Postgraduate students (Techno Art) at National Cheng Kung University.

Orchid Team:

 

Artist Orchid Partner
Jimmy Hung 洪凱祥 Yu Fu Lin 林玉富
Hsiang-hsi 呂祥熙 Lu, Cai-Fan 盧采樊
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
Ace 林信宏 Chia-Chi Hsu 許家齊
Prof Eleanor Gates-Stuart 愛莉諾 Prof Hong-Hwa Chen 陳虹樺
(Nicole) Pei-Han Lai 賴姵含
A big "thank you" - Techno Art and the Orchid Research and Development Centre, NCKU

A big “thank you” – Techno Art and the Orchid Research and Development Centre, NCKU

Acknowledgements:

 

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 by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Unravelling the Sequence by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Image: Unravelling the Sequence by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

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

Stellr Mutants VR World are the next ‘breed’ of agricultural wheat extending the Stellrscope species

Stella Mutants by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Stella Mutants by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

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+)

Eleanor Gates-Stuart: 'Intel-Straits IV' - Prototypes

Eleanor Gates-Stuart: ‘Intel-Straits IV’ – Prototypes from Objects in Space (VR+)

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


Visualising the Abstracts in VR

Image Capture: Painting with Google Tilt Brush, "Abstracts' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Image Capture: Painting with Google Tilt Brush, ‘Abstracts’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

It is worth a try… Visualising the ‘Abstracts’ investigating methods for recreating a VR painting especially for an immersive environment. Read more…


SIGGRAPH 2016

Enjoyed presenting my work and being part of the SIGGRAPH 2016 panels (CG in Australasia & CG in Asia) Anaheim Convention Centre, LA

Presenting at SIGGRAPH 2016: Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Eleanor Gates-Stuart presenting at SIGGRAPH 2016 

CG in Australasia Speakers include:

Patricia Kung | Animal Logic
Oliver Bown | UNSW
Jon Baginski
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


Back in Aus …

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)

Eleanor's Slide Talk

Eleanor’s Slide Talk


Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Thank you ATWEN for publishing this article. 

Great be be working in both Australia and Taiwan.

Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart - National Cheng Kung University

Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart – National Cheng Kung University


Family Genes

'Family Genes' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

‘Family Genes’ by Artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart

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.

AcknowledgementAuguste Soesastro who kindly provided his textile works for adaption in the artworks   


Innovation Art: Rio Tinto Innovation Central – Scitech WA

'Under the Surface' by Artist, Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Scitech's Artist in Residence 2016 @ Rio Tinto Innovation Central

Installation: ‘Under the Surface’ by Artist, Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Scitech’s Artist in Residence 2016 @ Rio Tinto Innovation Central

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.

More images and acknowledgements via this link

Contact Eleanor for more information


Breaking Windows

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

NCKU @ Techno Art Exhibition: Broken Windows Theory

NCKU @ Techno Art Exhibition: Broken Windows Theory

NCKU @ Techno Art Exhibition: Broken Windows Theory

NCKU @ Techno Art Exhibition: Broken Windows Theory

The first public exhibition for these artists and with their Professor, Eleanor Gates-Stuart.

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


‘Magnified’ – 12 Years of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

Eleanor Gates-Stuart @ National Archives of Australia

National Archives of Australia

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.

Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart launching 'Magnified' at the National Archives of Australia

Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart launching ‘Magnified’ at the National Archives of Australia

 


Science and Art – Mineral Resources CSIRO

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 Mineral Resources CSIRO WA

Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Visiting ‘scientist’ – artist at Mineral Resources CSIRO


Science+Tech+Art@Scitech

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…………

Eleanor Gates-Stuart at Scitech WA

Eleanor Gates-Stuart at Scitech WA

 


Under Cover

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

Improvisation - Experimenting with surface - Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Improvisation – Experimenting with surface – Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart


Australia’s Beauty in WA

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. 

So beautiful……

Image: Western Australia by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

© Image: Western Australia by Eleanor Gates-Stuart 


Under the Surface

Eleanor Gates-Stuart Scitech 2016

Scitech Residency 2016

Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Designs coming along for the project: currently working on the still images taken from my visits to WA mining fields. A bit of a delay since being overseas but hopefully back on track. Video files next with research images from scientists at CSIRO.
Eleanor Gates-Stuart Design Stage 1 - Scitech Residency 2016
© Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Green and Gold and Red

Australia to Taiwan: Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart at National Cheng Kung University – Techno Art

Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart, National Cheng Kung University, Techno Arts

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

 

 


Professor (Techno Art) NCKU

Delighted to be joining National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) – Professor (Techno Art)

Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart @ National Cheng Kung University (Techno Arts)

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.

Eleanor Gates-Stuart: Professor at National Cheng Kung University

National Cheng Kung University

 


All Awash

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.

Blues by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Blues by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

‘Blues’

© Eleanor Gates-Stuart 2015


Celebrating the Year of the Goat

Celebrating the Year of the Goat reminds me of the excitement I have for these two earlier works: Laddertree & Extravaganza

Laddertree and Extravaganza by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Laddertree and Extravaganza by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Laddertree (Gouache, ink and watercolour)

Extravaganza (Silkscreen) Published by London Print Studio for ‘Jovert’ 1988

Part of the Blackmoods-Bluedemons Series


IGNITE: Women Fueling Science & Technology

IGNITE: Women Fueling Science & Technology

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

IGNITE: Women Fueling Science & Technology

IGNITE: Women Fueling Science & Technology


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.


Pattern Collection I Released

Science Inspired: Pattern Collection I Available

See the Collection

Sumanta Orange By Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Sumanta Orange By Eleanor Gates-Stuart.
Part of the Pattern Collection I Series


Designing Science+Art

DiscoveryLogo_Reverse_w Designs completed for CSIRO Discovery Display

Design Brief: Incorporating CSIRO photographs in a new design with text (Artistic approach required)

CSIRO Discovery Display By Eleanor Gates-Stuart

CSIRO Discovery Display By Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Dimensions: Table 5 m x 1m

Detail for Glass-case – Accompanying Panel: Smart Clothing, Quick Dry Merino, Flexible Integrated Energy Devices

Glass-case Panel, CSIRO Discovery Display By Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Glass-case Panel, CSIRO Discovery Display By Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Display installed in CSIRO Discovery Centre

CSIRO Display - Images by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

CSIRO Display – Images by Eleanor Gates-Stuart


Post-it sketches

Post-it sketches (x3) by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Post-it sketches (x3) by Eleanor Gates-Stuart ©

Post-it sketches reflect my thoughts and capture snippets of my daily life. They have been something that sit in the background to my artist practice – more of a distraction to what I am actually doing and sometimes an enjoyable gift to send a friend and share with family.  Drawing has always been part of my life but I never really regarded any of these sketches as an influence until I was in my final year at art school. It was then that they became part of my work having gained the confidence to put them out in public. A tutor had seen one of my letters that I was writing to a friend and asked about all the sketches that I was adding into the letter and asked if this was something that I enjoyed. Much of my earlier work show signs of this approach as I fluctuated through various stylistic methods to tell a story – more often to deflect the viewer from the real story or the images being personalised. A bit of a contraction really as everyone knew they were my drawings.

I still add drawings to my letters, enjoying a fountain pen and smudging my sketch with my fingers. These days I do not write as many letters as I would like to send as email is so much quicker and I guess that is why I started using the post-it notes as they are always on my desk. A thought will be put straight onto the note and then my iphone would send it off to a friend or add it up to my facebook page where I enjoy sharing the sketches with friends. I always placed them on my personal page rather than my art pages as I still wanted to keep them close, especially as they tend to be about my friends or my personal life.

So why make them more public? Interestingly, they have become part of my research study in a discussion relating to the framing of ideas. More so…… it has been great to receive lots of feedback from folks and that is as enjoyable for me as sharing the sketches. I do not have many early ones as they were all sent out in letters – you never know they might still have a few around if the content was directly about them or if they are as as much a ridiculous a hoarder of things as me.

Post-it sketches by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Post-it sketches by Eleanor Gates-Stuart ©


DESIGN: Science + Art – Panels for CSIRO

 

Information Panels for CSIRO Discovery Centre DiscoveryLogo_Reverseb

 

Information Panels for CSIRO Discovery Centre by Eleanor Gates-Stuart. Each panel is H: 271cm x W: 42.2 cm

Information Panels for CSIRO Discovery Centre by Eleanor Gates-Stuart.

Panels commissioned for the Food Futures Science Exhibition area

© Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Each panel is H: 271cm x W: 42.2 cm


The Wonder of Fantasy

Keynote Presentation @ The Wonder of Fantasy

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art

Eleanor Gates-Stuart: Keynote Speech at 'The Wonder of Fantasy' Conference Forum

Eleanor Gates-Stuart: Keynote Speech at ‘The Wonder of Fantasy’ Conference Forum

Opening: The Wonder of Fanatsy

Opening: The Wonder of Fantasy

More information: Speaker


Science Inspired Design

Science Inspired Designs by Eleanor – five in the Collection were previewed at FASHFEST. All designs are extracted from her research interests in science art (CSIRO + ANU), deconstructing the complex 3D images and reusing in beautiful repeat pattern. Artworks are available direct from Studio  E L E A N O R G A T E S T U A R T  Australia – likewise for other design projects and commisssions.

Science Inspired Design by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Science Inspired Design by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Images show a watermark – this does not appear on original designs

'Moran' Print by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

‘Moran’ Print by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Rachel wearing ‘Jewels’ at the Finale at FASHFEST

Rachel wearing 'Jewels' print with Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Rachel wearing ‘Jewels’ print with Eleanor Gates-Stuart


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

 


Lab coat makes Catwalk – FashFest

Working on the ‘Scientist’ theme for FASHFEST has certainly thrown a different perspective on the research I normally undertake in my science art focus and one that is truly exciting. Seeing images take on a new aesthetic in the form of fabric design and applied to the FASHFEST scientist theme for swimwear is an interesting direction.

Admittedly the lab coats have crept into the spotlight and to be honest an image I have not attached to my work before given it is usually the science itself I have been focused on. However, seeing the fun that the public has in wearing the lab coats and taking on the persona of scientist in the learning environment at CSIRO Discovery Centre captured my attention.

Although the lab coats only have a few seconds appearance as the science inspired fabric prints and swimsuits are the main feature, I am already thinking about the potential of them in future concepts. Collaborators are most welcome.

Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Accessorising the SciArtFash

Accessorising the SciArtFashfest


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

 

 


SCIENCE+ART+FASHION

SCIENCE+ART+FASHION … CSIRO+eleanorgatestuart+FASHFEST

Bugs make it to the fashion walkway at FASHFEST. Well sort of… Eleanor’s insect artwork is fused in a myriad of design as fashion fabrics for swimwear. A rather unusual brief and a very exciting challenge as one of the three artists selected by FASHFEST producer, Steve Wright, to contribute to the fashion event. Eleanor whose research with CSIRO and CPAS (ANU) specialises in using her art to illuminate science research and collaboration, such as, her designs for FASHFEST that focus on the 3D construction of insects for the Australian National Insect Collection (CSIRO) with the Division of Computational Informatics.

The FASHFEST theme of ‘Scientist’ fits perfectly with Eleanor’s own PhD research study in science and art, especially with her collaborative partnership with Dr Chuong Nguyen in their exploration of 3D printing of titanium insects and interactive exhibits, such as StellrScope.

The other designs will be under wraps until the FASHFEST event. Other collections of eleanorgatestuart can be viewed at www.eleanorgatestuart.net

Image: 3D construction of insects: 3D models, animation and repeat design.

Image: 3D construction of insects: 3D models, animation and repeat design

Image: 3D Insect model texture and 3D printed titanium insect

Image: 3D Insect model texture and 3D printed titanium insect 

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Collections On-Line: eleanorgatestuart

Following requests to buy artworks direct, eleanorgatestuart Collections are now online. Gradually updating the works – please enjoy and share the post

Feel free to contact in regards to commissions, projects and research.


FashFest: Art+Science+Fashion

Insect inspired designs ready for FashFest… great to be one of the selected artists to create designs for the swimwear fabric design.

Designs will be revealed on the night at FashFest – meanwhile here are a few snippets of my inspiration and research at CSIRO and the Australian National Insect Collection:

Sketching for FashFest by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Sketching for FashFest by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Fashion Sketch - Insects by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Fashion Sketch – Insects by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Spectacular Weevil" by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Spectacular Weevil” by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

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Links:

Fashfest goes bug-eyed over swimwear Canberra Times

Eleanor’s Artwork Collections Store eleanorgatestuart

Acknowledgements:

Dr Chuong Nguyen, CSIRO

Australian National Insect Collection ANIC, CSIRO