Announcing our Art-Science Workshop

Art and Science on a Postcard

Save the date for Art & Science on a Postcard, a networking and hands-on workshop for artists and scientists at ASCUS Lab. This workshop is brought to you by ASCUSInterSci and in collaboration with a Pint of Science and their Creative Reactions initiative. 

Art & Science on a Postcard
10:00am-12:30pm & 1:00pm-3:30pm Sat 28th Apr 2018
Price: FREE 

We are delighted to be able to keep this workshop completely free of charge. Thank you to our partners ASCUS and Pint of Science for enabling us to do this.

This is a collaborative & creative exchange of knowledge and ideas. We will begin with scientists and artists exchanging their research and creative practices. This will be followed by a hands-on image making session inspired by the science and initial conversations, concepts and exchange of ideas. Together the artists and scientists will be teamed up and encouraged to explore art-science narratives through image making side by side collaborating and exchanging approaches throughout the process. This workshop is not about making illustrative scientific imagery, it is about a two way exchange of knowledge and experience between scientists and artists. For this workshop we encourage artists interested in exploring the challenge of image making in the response to current scientific research, and scientists interested in embracing creative approaches to image making as a visual aid in explaining their research.. 

Artists will be encouraged to act as a creative mentor to the scientist their paired with, sharing their practice and experience and scientists will be encouraged to communicate their research in ways that are accessible and to think outside the box in terms of how their science could be represented. This is an opportunity for both scientists and artists to get creative with science!

Why join this workshop?

For artists this is an opportunity to:

  • explore creatively concepts of current scientific research
  • unearth and discuss some of the current complex questions of life being explored in science
  • share your creative practice and approaches with scientists and other artists
  • produce your own creative reactions to science through responsive image making (on a postcard)
  • explore the challenge of image making in response to current scientific research
  • be a creative mentor to your scientist pair
For scientists this is an opportunity to:

  • think about the essence of your research creatively and in a metaphorical and narrative sense
  • explore alternative ways to explain and share your research with non-scientists
  • get excited about your research
  • get non-science audiences excited and engaged with current scientific research
  • explore the challenge of making images (on a postcard) that reflect and/or capture aspects of your research
  • be challenged to explain your science in alternative and simplified ways

If this experience (and exciting challenge) is for you then be sure to watch this space an for posts on social media regarding book. Spaces are limited.
This workshop will culminate in a pop up exhibition as part of Creative Reactions on Saturday the 12th May as a launch for the Pint of Science festival (14th-16th May).

About Workshop Partners


ASCUS is a non-profit organisation committed to bridging the gap between the arts and sciences. ASCUS works with partners and practitioners to create innovative trans-disciplinary projects to engage new and wider audiences and facilitate innovative public engagement with both fields.

Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation that brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you. Creative Reactions is a collaboration between artists and Pint of Science scientists to produce artworks related to the science presented at the pubs.

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