Under the Surface

Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines – Super Pit (KCGM). Photo by Eleanor Gates-Stuart
Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines – Super Pit (KCGM). Photo by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

‘Under the Surface’ – Mining & Minerals

‘… 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’.*

‘Under the Surface’ focused 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 and discovery is a crucial part of this investigation in communicating  the context of scientific research and its brilliance as it places Australia at the cutting edge of global science. ‘Under the Surface’ was 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, earth science and mining technology, 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

 

Science Art Commission / Residency 

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

Scitech Artist in Residence - Eleanor Gates-Stuart