Working with Art in the Sciences

SCience+Art+Science

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

 


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


The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2016

Science + Art @ at the South Australia Museum

The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2016 at the South Australia Museum. Image features prizewinning artworks Julia deVille's Neapolitan Bonbonaparte and Dan Power's G(RAZED), including the competition judges: Barry Keldoulis, Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Klaus Rohde and Brian Oldman.

The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2016 at the South Australia Museum. Image features prizewinning artworks Julia deVille’s Neapolitan Bonbonaparte and Dan Power’s G(RAZED), including the competition judges: Barry Keldoulis, Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Klaus Rohde and Brian Oldman.

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.

Winners receive:

Open Prize $30,000, sponsored by Fisher Jeffries, Barristers & Solicitors
Emerging Artist Prize $10,000, sponsored by the Hill Smith Gallery

Competition Judges

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

More information:

South Australian Museum

Read More:

2016 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize Winners Announced

Julia deVille wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

Nature on the move in 2016 Waterhouse Prize

Julia de Ville wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize with tricolour taxidermied chicks

Canberra artist, scientist Dan Power wins Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize


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


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


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 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

 

 


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.


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