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.
‘Unravelling the Sequence’ the first in the series of images, photo-sketches, for the new body of work starting here at the National Cheng Kung University. This body of work extends my research here on the Campus of NCKU, probably the timing and response to having been here over a year, finding overlaps in my thought and experiences, as I live between Australia and Taiwan…. one world.
Those of you that know me will with no doubt grasp the context – just an experiment.
Science communication remains an import aspect of the investigation and the results are two-fold in this particular instance so I can wider the scope of the results.
Stellr Mutants VR World are the next ‘breed’ of agricultural wheat extending the Stellrscope species
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
Over in Australia with a great visit planned to SA Museum and planning of next projects. Contact me if you would like to catch up, chat about visits, research, have coffee… (June-Late August)
Installation @ Scitech WA. The ‘Under the Surface’ Mining and Minerals has been installed and is up and running at Scitech WA. The work has been gerourously supported by CSIRO, KCGM Superpit, GeoScience Australia, DMP and Scitech Rio Tinto Innovation Central.
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Happening soon…………… ‘Under the Surface’ @ SCITECH WA
Under the Surface – Mining & Minerals
Mining Data: Dr Peter Schaubs, CSIRO
Scitech Residency 2016
Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart
The Creatives gallery showcases artists, designers, and creative technologists whose work has been informed or influenced by science and technology. Artists create, shape, reflect, and define our society — their contribution is critical to any human rights movement. This gallery seeks to recognize the critical role of artists and creative practitioners in imagining and realizing a more gender equitable future.
Great to be part of the exhibition – Thank you
A Global Fund for Women Project
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.
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.
Following requests to buy artworks direct, eleanorgatestuart Collections are now online. Gradually updating the works – please enjoy and share the post
Feel free to contact in regards to commissions, projects and research.
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:
Fashfest goes bug-eyed over swimwear Canberra Times
Eleanor’s Artwork Collections Store eleanorgatestuart
Dr Chuong Nguyen, CSIRO
Australian National Insect Collection ANIC, CSIRO
StellrScope @ CSIRO
Paper presented at IEEE VIS 2013, Atlanta, US
Paper available at this link: http://visap2013.sista.arizona.edu/papers/Stuart_CreativeCatalysts.pdf
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
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.
Scithetics: the combination of scientific discovery and aesthetic exploration, culminating in its expression in a visual medium.
Published on Mediaesaurus
Meanwhile here is the archived version by the National Library of Australia vis Pandora. Archived MeS: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/123581/20101119-1352/www.mediaesaurus.com.au/index.html
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)
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.
High resolution 3D scans from the Australian National Insect Collection ANIC by Dr Chuong Nguyen. Artwork and rendered animation scenes by Eleanor Gates-Stuart.
Constructing Images and Revisioning Science Image Collections
Images produced for the Australian Biosecurity Intelligence Network (ABIN)
Image References: CSIRO Image Library
‘The Abstract Universe: Microcosm/Macrocosm’, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, USA, 2012.
‘Biosecurity as Art’, ASC Conference, Sydney. 2012
Left side images – concept for projection. Rightside images – film and still image projection in situ @ CSIRO
3D Insect Scans by Dr Chuong Nguyen CSIRO
Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO