The Structural Genomics Consortium and the Arts University of Bournemouth are proud to present ‘Insight: an Art and Science Exhibition’ an exhibition presenting work arising from an ongoing collaborative partnership between the AUB and the SGC. The SGC is a public/private partnership focused on high throughput crystallography and drug design, who’s aim is to accelerate drug discovery by establishing a network of scientists with open access to SGC’s results. The Arts University Bournemouth is one of only a few specialist arts universities delivering subjects in art, design, media and performance from undergraduate to doctoral level, and engaging in nationally and internationally recognized research and knowledge transfer in the arts. The collaboration makes a valuable contribution in creating a dialogue between art and science, and in bridging the gap between two forms of knowledge – scientific and aesthetic.
Funded by the Wellcome trust and following on from the success of last year’s exhibition, this year saw 31 students visit the SGC to develop artworks and design concepts in response to their research activities and around the themes of biotechnology, drug discovery and the broader concept of medicine. The diverse range of responses reflects the diverse range of approaches by the artists of the AUB exploring how we can transform complex scientific concepts into experiential forms of understanding.
The exhibition opens with a launch event from 5pm – 7pm on the 30th March including refreshments at the Radcliffe Science Library. Free entry, all welcome.
The exhibition will be open to anyone with library access until the 16th of June. Details on later public open events to come.