Working with Art in the Sciences

Under the Surface

‘Under the Surface’ @ Scitech Rio Tinto Innovations Central WA

‘Under the Surface’ focuses on WA mining and minerals and the innovation involved in looking under the earth’s surface working with research scientists at CSIRO WA and Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines. Visualising innovation is a crucial part of this research and the context of scientific brilliance as it places Australia at the cutting edge of global science. ‘Under the Surface’ is commissioned by the Scitech Discovery Centre (WA) and as Artist in Residence, Gates-Stuart explores ways in which art can help communicate science to non-scientists and scientists alike, particularly in this instance of the science museum. The installation is aimed at playful engagement allowing the audience to interact with the artwork by using their body gesture (hand movement) to control and explore the layers of context.

Influenced by scientific innovation and with reference to historical artefacts, ‘Under the Surface’ is a collaboration of knowledge and information sharing in bringing this artwork to completion. It explores complexity of technology in scientific and industrial innovation, repositories of information (both physical collection and electronic) through visual communication and interpretation through artworks.

'Under the Surface' by Artist, Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart at Scitech WA

‘Under the Surface’ by Artist, Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart at Scitech WA

Images: ‘Under the Surface’ by Artist, Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart at Scitech WA

‘… our ability to generate large geoscience datasets is beginning to outstrip our ability to integrate and interpret them. Capturing and managing the geological uncertainty, incomplete evidence, and the scientific debate characteristic of creating an understanding of Australia and its mineral systems through time is a major challenge’.

Uncover: Australian Exploration Geoscience Research, Searching the Deep Earth A Vision for Exploration Geoscience in Australia (Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, Australia, 2012

Science Art Commission / Residency 

Artist: Eleanor Gates-Stuart 

Scitech Rio Tinto Innovation Central

Andrew Hannah

Serena O’Neal

CSIRO

Mineral Resources WA

Steve Harley, Louise Fisher, Peter Schaubs, Belinda Godal, Margaux Levaillant

CSIRO ACT

Matt Adcock, David Feng

WA networks 

Christine Boase, AngloGold Ashanti,

KCGM

Aaron Budarick, Mt Charlotte KCGM

Marty Lake, KCGM

DMP

Jyotindra Sapkota, Wayne Hitchcock, Geoscience Mapping, Geological Survey Department of Mines and Petroleum

 

Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Scitech’s Artist in Residence 2016 @ Rio Tinto Innovation Central

‘Under the Surface: Mining & Minerals’ in association with CSIRO WA (Mineral Resources National Research Flagship)

Contact Eleanor for more information regarding her research in WA. Here is an article posted: http://www.sciencewa.net.au/topics/industry-a-resources/item/4018-merging-art-with-science

'Under the Surface' by Artist, Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Scitech's Artist in Residence 2016

‘Under the Surface’ by Artist, Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Scitech’s Artist in Residence 2016

'Under the Surface' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Scitech's Artist in Residence 2016

‘Under the Surface’ Installation at Scitech by Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Visitors to 'Under the Surface' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Scitech's Artist in Residence 2016

Visitors to ‘Under the Surface’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

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

Projection WA: Under the Surface

'Under the Surface' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Scitech's Artist in Residence 2016

‘Under the Surface’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Scitech’s Artist in Residence 2016

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

‘Wedge’ by Artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

Acknowledgements:

‘Under the Surface’ Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Hemispherical Projection System / Installation

 

Scitech Rio Tinto Innovation Central

Andrew Hannah

Serena O’Neal

 

CSIRO

Mineral Resources WA

Dr Steve Harley, Dr Louise Fisher, Dr Peter Schaubs, Dr Belinda Godal, Dr Margaux Levaillant
CSIRO ACT

Matt Adcock, David Feng

 

WA networks
Christine Boase, AngloGold Ashanti,

KCGM
Aaron Budarick, Mt Charlotte KCGM
Marty Lake, KCGM

DMP
Jyotindra Sapkota, Wayne Hitchcock, Geoscience Mapping, Geological Survey  Department of Mines and Petroleum

Geoscience Australia
Dr Liam O’Brien, ICT Innovation and Services

Bobby Cerini, Visualisation and Science

 

Concept Image: 'Searching for Gold' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Concept Image: ‘Searching for Gold’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Scitech Artist in Residence - Eleanor Gates-Stuart

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