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TEDxCanberra

Brilliant day presenting at TEDxCanberra

Amazing series of presenters and excellent event

Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Presenter at TEDxCanberra 2014

Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Presenter at TEDxCanberra 2014

Photograph of Eleanor by Ian Barndt

A big “Thank you” to TEDxCanberra and all the wonderful volunteers

TEDxCanberra Organisers and Volunteers

TEDxCanberra Organisers and Volunteers


Snapshot CV: Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Updating a few things…. See Menu CV

Eleanor Gates-Stuart CV

Eleanor Gates-Stuart – Snapshot


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


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.

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Art and Science as Creative Catalysts

Paper: Art and Science as Creative Catalysts

Paper: Art and Science as Creative Catalysts

StellrScope @ CSIRO

Paper presented at IEEE VIS 2013, Atlanta, US

Paper available at this link: http://visap2013.sista.arizona.edu/papers/Stuart_CreativeCatalysts.pdf

Abstract:

People tend to judge the benefits of Science Art collaborations by their tangible outputs, such as artworks, visualisations and other artefacts generally accessible to a wide audience. We argue that the process by which these artworks were created can be a significant, or even the principal benefit of these collaborations, even though it might be largely invisible to anyone other than the collaborators. We describe our experience of Art and Science as mutual catalysts for creativity and imagination within the context of a large multidisciplinary research organisation (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation—CSIRO) and a major national exhibition—The Centenary of Canberra Science Art Commission. We have formed a view that Science and Art often pursue orthogonal dimensions of creativity and innovation, and that with the right approach and attitude, collaborators can combine these dimensions to access new areas of imagination and ideas. We discuss some of the challenges we have experienced in pursuing this aim, but conclude that the rewards to Art and Science—and the benefits they deliver to society—are well worth it.

Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Matthew Morell, David Lovell, Chuong Nguyen, Matt Adcock, Jay Bradley

 


StellrScope Science Art Publication

StellrScope Catalogue Pages Preview

StellrScope Catalogue by Eleanor Gates-Stuart – Pages Preview

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
ISBN: 978-1-4863-0088-4
ISBN: 978-1-4863-0089-1
http://www.stellrscope.com
http://www.eleanorgatestuart.com

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.


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

Seeding the Plant

Image: "Beautiful Mutant & Seeds' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Image: ‘Beautiful Mutant & Seeds’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

3D Beautiful Mutant’ and ‘twoxseeds’ are part of the new virtual crop series being produced for StellrScope. This image includes the wheatear ‘point cloud’ as part of the visualisation process leading the object into other artworks.


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.


Kinect’ing the Dots

Sketch, 'PlantSeedMan' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Sketch, ‘PlantSeedMan’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

PlantSeedMan Installation Development Research for StellrScope Science Art Commission Project – see post

3D Kinect Body Scanning

3D Kinect Body Scanning (Scans of David Lovell, Chuong Nguyen & Eleanor Gates-Stuart)

Video composition using 3D kinect body scanning by Chuong Nguyen – PlantSeedMan Video and Artwork by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Still Image, 'PlantSeedMan' Video Clip by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Still Image, ‘PlantSeedMan’ Video Clip by Eleanor Gates-Stuart


3D Wheat Section

Wheatear Section 3D by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Wheatear Section 3D by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

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


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


InterVisible: Visions from the Intersection of Science and Art

'InterVisible', Poster by Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Chuong Nguyen and David Lovell.

‘InterVisible’, Conference Research Poster by Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Chuong Nguyen and David Lovell.

Poster by Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Chuong Nguyen and David Lovell

CSIRO Computational and Simulation Sciences and eResearch Annual Conference and Workshops, 2013

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.


National Library of Australia – Architectural Projections

Enlighten Architectural projections at the national Library of Australia by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Enlighten 2013: Architectural Projections at the National Library of Australia by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

National Library of Australia – Sketches & Projection Photographs

Referencing the library’s collection of Australian board games in juxtaposition with historical artefacts to explore Australia’s history.

The Federation Game

The Federation Game was published for Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia by the Australian Government Publishing Service (1987) and is an interesting use of the snakes and ladders theme. I have used these references in re-sketching the board and aligning these references on the building

Race to the Gold Diggings of Australia Game

Game based on the Voyage to the Gold Diggings of Australia based on travelling the seas.  I have playfully juxtaposed objects, altered visual perspective, rearranged numbers and direction of timelines to create a larger than life surreal viewpoint.


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


ENLIGHTEN 2013 – Architectural Projections

PosterSelected as one of the five artists for Enlighten 2013 – Architectural Projections in Canberra. I created the above image as a sneak peek poster for my visual snippets. Looking forward to working with the artistic team, host organisations, Curator Gemma Pepper and the Electric Canvas.