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Fingers, Bugs and Time Travel

Finger, Bugs and Time Travel all sound like a great title for an Artwork.

These are new leaflets available on the works: FingerCodes, Titanium Insects and Nautical Mix

Leaflet available on request or view on ISSUU http://issuu.com/eleanorgatestuart

FingerCodes by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

FingerCodes by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Bugs by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Bugs by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Nautical Mix by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Nautical Mix by Eleanor Gates-Stuart


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


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 

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FashFest: Art+Science+Fashion

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:

Sketching for FashFest by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Sketching for FashFest by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Fashion Sketch - Insects by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Fashion Sketch – Insects by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Spectacular Weevil" by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Spectacular Weevil” by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

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Links:

Fashfest goes bug-eyed over swimwear Canberra Times

Eleanor’s Artwork Collections Store eleanorgatestuart

Acknowledgements:

Dr Chuong Nguyen, CSIRO

Australian National Insect Collection ANIC, CSIRO

 


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


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

Vizbi @ Vivid

Vizbi @ Vivid Poster 2013

Vizbi @ Vivid Poster 2013   

Connect With Science at Vivid Sydney

30 May 2013, 7:00pm – Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Photo: (Weevil – Titanium Insect by Eleanor Gates-Stuart in collaboration with Chuong Nguyen, CSIRO)

http://vizbi.org/VIZBIplus/

Scientists and creative practitioners have more ways, and more reasons, to collaborate than ever before. Discover how the tools of cinematography, storyboarding, graphic design, and sound engineering are increasingly being used to communicate modern, complex science. This is opening up a whole new arena for creatives with an interest in science, and for creative scientists alike.

This event features live presentations from two world-leading biomedical animators and science communicators: Graham Johnson from the UCSF (USA) and Drew Berry – winner of a MacArthur Fellowship, a BAFTA and an Emmy award – from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne.

Following the talks, you will have a chance to network over a mixer in the adjacent MCA Lounge. There will also be an opportunity for a limited number of participants to briefly introduce their work to the audience. If your work bridges art, creativity, and science, and you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, please send short description of your work (one paragraph and one PNG image) by 23rd May, 5 PM EST, to vizbiplus@vizbi.org after you have registered for this event.

This event is presented by ‘VIZBI+ Visualising the Future of Biomedicine’, a new project funded by theInspiring Australia government initiative, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research (WEHI), and CSIRO.


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


The Art and Process of Making Insects… as Art

Artwork: Bug Images by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Artwork: Bug Images by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

The Art and Process of Making Insects… as Art – New Works by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

See Bug Collective for larger images (page under menu insects)


Questacon Architectural Projections

Architectural Projections on Questacon by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Architectural Projections on Questacon by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

ENLIGHTEN 2013: Bugs and Plants on Questacon

Very exciting to see that the final projections are a match to the concepts and artwork.

 

Mapping Insects (BUGS): Texture and Environment

3D reconstructed insects from the Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO. The insects are placed on a static visual plane that changes in timeframe onto the building and have a visual dynamic effect from both walls or at a corner.

 

Grassland Series

Plants through an artistic 3D ‘lens’ and the complex structure of the plant, texture and DNA. A translated 3D model and simulated environment viewed as ‘internal’ landscape on external walls.

 

Notes:

Artworks by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Insect scan data by Dr Chuong Nguyen from the Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO.

Plants scan data by Dr Xavier Sirault and Dr Chuong Nguyen at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility – the High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre at CSIRO.

Projections by Electric Canvas.


BUGS: Canberra is Enlightened by Chris Kimble

BUGS: Canberra is Enlightened by Chris Kimble, ABC 7.30 Report

Canberra is Enlightened

Posted Fri Mar 1, 2013 7:56pm AEDT

Canberra’s public buildings have become canvasses for art – it’s Enlightened.

Source: ABC 7.30 ACT 

Duration: 4min 34sec

The report features previous Enlighten Architectural Projections as this is a preview to the Enlighten 2013


Sneak Peak ENLIGHTEN 2013

Eleanor Gates-Stuart's Architectural Projections, ENLIGHTEN 2013

Eleanor Gates-Stuart’s Architectural Projection Artwork, ENLIGHTEN 2013

ENLIGHTEN: A sneak peek at one of the architectural projections starting tonight in Canberra.

It has been an amazing experience to make the concepts become real and to see the buildings transform with the artworks. Wow… large scale and in 3D .. amazing.

Electric Canvas are brilliant to work with and have created an excellent showcase for Enlighten 2013.  The above image shows Questacon actually lit up (centre image) whilst the other smaller images are my concept sketches. I hope to publish these here soon once the Enlighten Program is well on its way. The National attraction buildings that have my artwork: the National Library of Australia, Questacon and the Museum of Australian Democracy (Old Parliament).

Enlighten Map

With thanks:

CSIRO, The Australian National Insect Collection, Electric Canvas, Enlighten 2013, The Enlighten Venues (NLA, MOAD, Questacon, NPG), The Centenary of Canberra 2013, ABC

Link: FEATURED ON ABC 7.30 REPORT ACT


Night Bugs

Image: 'Night Lights' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Image: ‘Night Lights’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Night Bugs.. ENLIGHTEN 2013

Here is a clue to what is happening at Questacon during Enlighten 1-9 March. Who let the bugs out!!!

Check out the event and program : ENLIGHTEN


OzViz2012

OzViz_Poster_2012

Poster Presented at OzViz 2012 by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Presented  StellrScope, as an update on the Centenary of Canberra 2013 Science Art Commission Project at OzViz 2012 Symposium.

Poster exhibited (as shown) includes Dr Chuong Nguyen (CSIRO)and Dr Xavier Sirault (CSIRO)

OzViz2012 Program

OzViz2012 Posters


SciArt@CSIRO

Image. ‘BlueSky_T‘ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

The ‘BlueSky’ images are part of a concept series created for a large scale installation work. ‘BlueSy_T’ is an arial view of the 3D scene showing the insects in the undergrowth.

‘BlueSky’ is on exhibition at SciArt2012:the secret lives of scientists at the Discovery Centre, CSIRO, Canberra.

Image. ‘Sii_BlueSky’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

High resolution 3D scans from the Australian National Insect Collection ANIC by Dr Chuong Nguyen.  Artwork and rendered animation scenes by Eleanor Gates-Stuart.

Plants scans by Dr Xavier Sirault and Dr Chuong Nguyen at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility – the High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre at CSIRO.
Above images are shown with a watermark – high resolution images are available.

 


BugShape

Insects ’20×20′ Collection by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

These images form part of the ’20×20′insect series relating to research on 3D visualisation an image projection with Chuong Nguyen (CSIRO).

The above image is low-resolution with watermark.

 

 


Australian National Insect Collection

Insects ’20×20′ Series by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Reworked images for SPECTRA Conference using high resolution 3D scans from the Australian National Insect Collection ANIC and archives from CSIRO’s Library special collections room of original watercolour insect illustration plates.

Artwork by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Insect Scans by Dr Chuong Nguyen CSIRO

*Insects Illustration reference:

Original Plates by F. Nanninga (CSIRO) or ‘The Insects of Australia’, Publication by Melbourne University Press, 1970. 

Image also published on http://stellrscope.com/other/20×20/

View ’20×20′ Insect Collection Slide Gallery


Bugs @ SPECTRA

‘Bugs’ – Concept to Live Projection

Left side images – concept for projection.
Rightside images – film and still image projection in situ @ CSIRO

‘Bug’ movie and still image projections by Eleanor Gates-Stuart at SPECTRA Conference @ CSIRO 2012.

3D Insect Scans by Dr Chuong Nguyen CSIRO

Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO