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Evolving Virus

'Evolving Virus' paintings by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

‘Evolving Virus’ paintings by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

‘Evolving Virus’ paintings – a theme that has been with me for many years and being back in Australia with time in my studio (I have to say it is like having a arts residency since I been overseas for a couple of years) is great to visit these works again.

“You are still working on them.. !!” my son asked as he featured in the initial series in which the paintings were created for an installation and more importantly led to my PhD at the National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (ANU). I remember asking my potential supervisor at that time, Professor Susan M. Stocklmayer AO, if I could combine arts and science for my research and luckily she said “yes” and became my supervisor. These works have undergone a few changes since then and it is great to be looking at them with fresh eyes.

'Virus' installation by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

‘Virus’ installation images 2008 by Eleanor Gates-Stuart (Left: Painting, Middle: Video Projection including Kane Stuart, Right: Video Projection including York Stuart)

Video Image: 'Virus' by Eleanor Gates-Stuar

Video Image: ‘Virus’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

It is not that I ever forgot them but my research took some interesting directions, such as FingerCodes, StellrScope, Under the Surface and more recently Orchids. Even though I love being in the science labs I have to confess that I enjoy getting my fingers in the paint as well. You never know.. maybe I can ‘paint’ with biological material soon. 

'Home Grown' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart (From the Post-it III Series

Home Grown’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart (From the Post-it III Series

Home Grown’ sketch – having fun with ideas.

 

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Shirty Science

Sketching out my Thoughts  - Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Sketching out my Thoughts – Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart

It has been great fun to be involved in Shirty Science this year and to team up with Dr Marija Mustac as ‘Project Earthquake’. What a terrific initiative by Madison Hartill-Law to come up with the idea of Shirty Science – check out: website and facebook page.

Marija and I have completed our project design which will be released soon via Shirty Science – so no sneak peek just yet!!

However, I wanted to sketch out my thoughts on one sheet to document my thoughts and have as a keepsake. I do tend to use post-it (sticky notes) to think through ideas and this sheet actually starts with my first sketch ‘taking shape’ as I contemplated how I would exchange ideas with my scientist partner, Marija. Interesting how Marija’s research focuses on tracking earthquakes and I have experienced quite a few from living in Taiwan … a great start for the both of us!! Anyway, not to discuss our completed design but to post this page as an insight to the experience for me. Keep  a look out for all this year’s fabulous designs from Shirty Science.


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


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


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

 


Objects in Space (VR+)

Eleanor Gates-Stuart: 'Intel-Straits IV' - Prototypes

Eleanor Gates-Stuart: ‘Intel-Straits IV’ – Prototypes from Objects in Space (VR+)

Objects in Space (VR+) – Stage 3 in Progress following on from initial sketches to VR environments (Google Tilt Brush).  Next step: materialising the object – monumental scale


Visualising the Abstracts in VR

Image Capture: Painting with Google Tilt Brush, "Abstracts' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Image Capture: Painting with Google Tilt Brush, ‘Abstracts’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

It is worth a try… Visualising the ‘Abstracts’ investigating methods for recreating a VR painting especially for an immersive environment. Read more…


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