Linkages between art and science are proliferating with organisations such as CERN, Google and the Wellcome Trust developing innovative arts & science collaborations. These collaborations are founded on the fact that not only can artists serve as great partners in the communication of scientific research; they can also serve as great partners in the navigation of the scientific unknown.
The NI Science Festival is delighted to announce its first ever Artist-in-Residence, Gemma Anderson. Gemma who is originally from Belfast and now based in Cornwall has exhibited with Imperial College London, the Jerwood Foundation, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Xi’an Academy of Fine Art in China.
As part of her residency, Gemma will host a talk on Friday 19th Feb where she will discuss the connections her work makes to Palaeontology, Zoology, Geology and the Natural Sciences.
Gemma will also exhibit works at the Naughton Gallery at Queen’s University and delivers workshops. During Gemma’s residency she will also spend time working with the archive collections at Queens University and the Ulster Museum. The exhibition is created in partnership with the British Council and runs through until Sunday 6 March.