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)
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
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)
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
Happening soon…………… ‘Under the Surface’ @ SCITECH WA
Under the Surface – Mining & Minerals
Mining Data: Dr Peter Schaubs, CSIRO
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…………
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.
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
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.
Design Brief: Incorporating CSIRO photographs in a new design with text (Artistic approach required)
Dimensions: Table 5 m x 1m
Detail for Glass-case – Accompanying Panel: Smart Clothing, Quick Dry Merino, Flexible Integrated Energy Devices
Display installed in CSIRO Discovery Centre
Information Panels for CSIRO Discovery Centre
Panels commissioned for the Food Futures Science Exhibition area
© Eleanor Gates-Stuart
Each panel is H: 271cm x W: 42.2 cm
More information: Speaker
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.
Using Eleanor’s fabric designs, the swimsuits are then designed by British fashion Designer, Shelley Campton and printed in collaboration with JETS Digital.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Fashfest goes bug-eyed over swimwear Canberra Times
Eleanor’s Artwork Collections Store eleanorgatestuart
Dr Chuong Nguyen, CSIRO
Australian National Insect Collection ANIC, CSIRO
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.
The exhibition catalogue (electronic version) of the Centenary of Canberra Science Art Commission, ‘StellrScope’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart
The publications contains contributions from other authors talking about this commissioned works of art, including scientists from CSIRO.
Preview the StellrScope Catalogue here:
Click on the picture below
StellrScope Exhibition Catalogue by Eleanor Gates-Stuart © 2013
Published by CSIRO
Food Futures Flagship & Computational Informatics
All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronical or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any other information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the author.
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 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:
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).
Giant 3D printed bugs shed light on insect anatomy
Images are low resolution with watermark – high res’ images available on request
More information can be following on these links:
StellrScope Exhibition Banners – Please take the poll and help choose which banner
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
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 produced @ CSIRO Titanium Technologies are on Exhibition at:
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.
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)
More information can be following on these links:
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
Insect Concept Development & Direction – Eleanor Gates-Stuart
Quantitative Imaging, 3D Scanning – Chuong Nguyen
Titanium Manufacturing – Chad Henry
Titanium Production – Vinay Tyagi
Wheatear CT Scan extracted as a mesh file and reconstructed in Maya. Part of StellrScope research for the Centenary of Canberra Science Art Commission.
CT scan by Research Scientist, Dr Sherry Mayo (CSIRO)
Image shown – Low res’ image with watermark. High res’ image available – contact Eleanor
New Technologies and Alternative Media
Autumn 2013 Volume 48 No. 1 Pages 30/31
Journal available: http://www.printcouncil.org.au/imprint/imprint-autumn-2013 or via Contact
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.