Working with Art in the Sciences

Research

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

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)

 

 

 


Art+Science+Bio+Technology

Orchid Research with Techno Art at National Cheng Kung University

Techno Art Program & the Orchid Research & Development Centre at National Cheng Kung University

Orchid Project Team:

Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart and Professor Hong-Hwa Chen

Techno Artists: Chen Yin-Shou, Hsiang-Cheng ChenJuin-Kai Huang, Kai-Hsiang Hung, Xin-Hung Lin, Lu Hsiang-Hsi, Wei-Yu Lu

Acknowledgement: Research Scientists – NCKU Orchid Research and Development Centre, NCKU, Tainan


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


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


SIGGRAPH: Art of the Unseen

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 of the Unseen: Digital Art Perspectives live on the internet. SIGGRAPH

Science of the Unseen: Digital Art Perspectives live on the internet. SIGGRAPH


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


Exhibition: Broken Windows Theory Opens

破窗效應 BROKEN WINDOWS THEORY – 9 January 2016 – Aglow Space Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan

破窗效應 BROKEN WINDOWS THEORY – 9 January 2016 – Aglow Space Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan

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

Installing the exhibition: Broken Windows Theory at Aglow Space Gallery.

Installing the exhibition: Broken Windows Theory at Aglow Space Gallery.


Wedge: Under the surface

Happening soon…………… ‘Under the Surface’ @ SCITECH WA

'Wedge' by Artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Scitech 2016

Wedge’ by Artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Under the Surface – Mining & Minerals

Acknowledgement

Mining Data: Dr Peter Schaubs, CSIRO


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


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

 


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

 


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


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 ©


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


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 

Designer_Tile

 

 


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.


Poster, Prints and Paper @ ASC 2014

StellrScope Poster at the Australian Science Communicators Conference 2014

StellrScope Poster at the Australian Science Communicators Conference 2014

Exhibiting a poster at ASC 2014 and showing artworks in the Science Art Exhibition. Also presentation of our research paper, ‘Visualising Insects: An Exploration in Science and Art’ , co-authored with Dr Chuong Nguyen at Computational Informatics, CSIRO.

Artworks by Eleanor Gates-Stuart for the ASC 2014 Science Art Exhibition.

Artworks by Eleanor Gates-Stuart for the ASC 2014 Science Art Exhibition.

Visit StellrScope


Nautical Mix

'Time Travel Sea' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

‘Time Travel Sea’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

New images celebrating submarines, ships, machinery, steam punk, clans  and other exciting stuff

Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart © 2014 (Image contains a watermark)

See the collection – here

 


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


StellrScope Banner Poll

StellrScope Exhibition Banners: ‘Oasis’, ‘Weevil’, & ‘WheatEar’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

StellrScope Exhibition Banners: ‘Oasis’, ‘Weevil’, & ‘WheatEar’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

StellrScope Exhibition Banners – Please take the poll and help choose which banner

Link: http://stellrscope.com/2013/07/25/stellrscope-exhibition-banners/


Hot Seeds

Hot Seeds @ CSIRO Discover Centre

Hot Seeds @ CSIRO Discover Centre

Hot Seeds

A Series of Artworks Celebrating the Centenary of Canberra,

Science Art Commission Residency, StellrScope, at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

6 August – 15 September, 2013

Open:  Mon – Fri  9.00 am – 5.00 pm    Weekends 11 am – 3 pm

Venue:  CSIRO Discovery Centre

North Science Road, Acton ACT 2601

http://www.csiro.au/discovery

StellrScope @ Questacon

StellrScope @ Questacon

StellrScope by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Celebrating a Century of Wheat Innovation in Australia from the days of William Farrer to CSIRO Research today

5 August – 1 September, 2013

Open daily between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm

Venue:  Gallery 5, Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace Canberra, ACT 2604 Australia

Admission to StellrScope at Questacon is free (conditions apply,  see www.questacon.edu.au for information


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

Seeding the Plant

Image: "Beautiful Mutant & Seeds' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Image: ‘Beautiful Mutant & Seeds’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

3D Beautiful Mutant’ and ‘twoxseeds’ are part of the new virtual crop series being produced for StellrScope. This image includes the wheatear ‘point cloud’ as part of the visualisation process leading the object into other artworks.


Kinect’ing the Dots

Sketch, 'PlantSeedMan' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Sketch, ‘PlantSeedMan’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

PlantSeedMan Installation Development Research for StellrScope Science Art Commission Project – see post

3D Kinect Body Scanning

3D Kinect Body Scanning (Scans of David Lovell, Chuong Nguyen & Eleanor Gates-Stuart)

Video composition using 3D kinect body scanning by Chuong Nguyen – PlantSeedMan Video and Artwork by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Still Image, 'PlantSeedMan' Video Clip by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Still Image, ‘PlantSeedMan’ Video Clip by Eleanor Gates-Stuart


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


IMPRINT: The Journal of the Print Council of Australia

IMPRINT Cover Image, ‘MAGICal B’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

IMPRINT Cover Image, ‘MAGICal B’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

IMPRINT, The Journal of the Print Council of Australia

New Technologies and Alternative Media

Autumn 2013   Volume 48   No. 1 Pages 30/31

IMPRINT Article, ‘StellrScope’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart & Clive Barstow

IMPRINT Article, ‘StellrScope’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart & Clive Barstow

Article: StellrScope, the Centenary of Canberra’s Science Art Commission by Eleanor Gates-Stuart and Clive Barstow

Journal available: http://www.printcouncil.org.au/imprint/imprint-autumn-2013 or via Contact


InterVisible: Visions from the Intersection of Science and Art

'InterVisible', Poster by Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Chuong Nguyen and David Lovell.

‘InterVisible’, Conference Research Poster by Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Chuong Nguyen and David Lovell.

Poster by Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Chuong Nguyen and David Lovell

CSIRO Computational and Simulation Sciences and eResearch Annual Conference and Workshops, 2013

InterVisible: Visions from the Intersection of Science and Art
Abstract: “Usually, scientific images are conversations stoppers; Science art is a conversation starter” – Dr Matthew Morell, CSIRO Food Futures Flagship. This work highlights the complementarity of Science and Art. Our recent experiences have shown that Art can take Science to places and audiences that it could not otherwise reach. We believe that through, and with Art, CSIRO and other research organisations can engage a much broader audience and, in doing so, increase the impact of Science.