‘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.
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’ sketch – having fun with ideas.
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)
Revisiting artworks ‘Virus’ … actually these ones were never really completed rather a state of mind – thoughts expressed as video installations. The theme lead to other things such as my focus on Science+Art and the opportunity to research bioinformatics and genetic variation through other works such as ‘StellrScope’ and ‘FingerCodes’.
Amazing to see my family’s involvement in my work, how they have been a part of my work (always) and with tremendous respect to them.
Acknowledgement: Auguste Soesastro who kindly provided his textile works for adaption in the artworks
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.
Contact Eleanor for more information
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
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).
Image contains a digital watermark that is not on the actual image.
Amazing series of presenters and excellent event
Photograph of Eleanor by Ian Barndt
Information Panels for CSIRO Discovery Centre
Panels commissioned for the Food Futures Science Exhibition area
© Eleanor Gates-Stuart
Each panel is H: 271cm x W: 42.2 cm
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
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:
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StellrScope Exhibition Catalogue by Eleanor Gates-Stuart © 2013
Published by CSIRO
Food Futures Flagship & Computational Informatics
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.
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 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:
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).
Giant 3D printed bugs shed light on insect anatomy
Images are low resolution with watermark – high res’ images available on request
More information can be following on these links:
StellrScope Exhibition Banners – Please take the poll and help choose which banner
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
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
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.
PlantSeedMan Installation Development Research for StellrScope Science Art Commission Project – see post
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
New Technologies and Alternative Media
Autumn 2013 Volume 48 No. 1 Pages 30/31
Journal available: http://www.printcouncil.org.au/imprint/imprint-autumn-2013 or via Contact
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)
StellrScope celebrates the story of wheat innovation over the last century, from the days of wheat experimentalist William Farrer to the food futures research of today.
The Centenary Science Art Commission is jointly funded by the ACT Government and the Australian Government and is one of many projects taking place to mark the Centenary of Canberra in 2013. StellrScopE will be completed in 2013 and displayed at Questacon and the CSIRO Discovery Centre in Canberra.
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/
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