Wednesday 28, June 2017

Miriam Walsh

Beyond Skin | LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery

Beyond Skin is an exhibition artworks made in response to participatory workshops with Eczema Outreach Scotland members affected by eczema, and as a result of art-science collaborations during our recent Atopic Art Micro-Residency with Prof Sara Brown’s skin genetic research laboratory at the School of Medicine, University of Dundee. For this exhibiton we are delighted to partner with LifeSpace Science …

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ASCUS Lab Currently Seeking Volunteers [Opportunity for SCIENTISTS]

Volunteer with us At ASCUS Lab we are currently seeking volunteers with a background in a working lab environment and in particular the biosciences, to support the delivery of our Lab Open Sessions and our Microscopy for Beginners Course. As the UK’s largest publicly accessible laboratory for experimentation in art and sicence our audiences include artists, scientists and members of …

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Atopic Experiences with Artist Beverley Hood

by Beverley Hood, Atopic Art Micro-Residency Artist, June 2017 I’ve been working at the Brown Lab at Ninewells, since mid January 2017. It’s been such a welcoming place, with staff that are curious about how artists work, even though, I think at first somewhat unsure about what artists actually do. I’ve spent most of my time in the Brown Lab …

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Microscopy for Beginners

Microscopy for Beginners [5 weeks] *Concessions are for: full time students; unemployed persons, senior citizens, and disabled persons. If you have booked as a concession you must provide proof of status on arrival. Course Outline This is a series of skills workshops combining presentation, demos and hands-on learning activities for anyone interested in learning the basics of microscopy in a …

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Cultures of Housekeeping

by Gordon Douglas, Atopic Art Micro-Residency Artist, May 2017 Over the last three months, I have become fascinated with the organisational structures at Ninewells Hospital that help to organise communication, annotation and performance. As a practitioner, I’m already invested in researching the kinds of invisible infrastructure that govern our performance and actions in everyday life, so am feeling very inspired …

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Atopic Art Micro-Residency | Art, Science and Introductions…

Our Atopic Art Micro-Residency started out with introductions and conversations on the train as we travelled northwards across the Firth of Forth with artists Beverley Hood and Gordon Douglas for the beginning of this new residency at Professor Sara Brown’s skin genetic research laboratory, at the University of Dundee. We navigated our way across Dundee City finally reaching our destination …

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Transformation – Thinking Through Making With Life

As part of this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival visual arts programme, Contemporary Connections, co-curated by the Science Festival, Summerhall and ASCUS, we are delighted to host artist Louise Mackenzie in ASCUS Lab. For this featured workshop Louise will provide participants with the opportunity to get hands-on with the scientific processes of making with life! Join us in the ASCUS …

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ASCUS Lab at the ESAF 2017

For the ESAF 2017, ASCUS is proud to be partnering with the Edinburgh Student Art Festival (ESAF) for the unique opportunity to get a sneak peak behind the scenes at ASCUS Lab. ESAF is Scotland’s first ever youth-led multi-arts festival that brings together all five higher and further education institutions across Edinburgh. Last year was our first year to partner …

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ASCUS Lab at the Festival of Creative Learning

The Festival of Creative Learning (FCL) is a year-long festival focusing on creative learning and innovation at The University of Edinburgh and is supported by The Institute for Academic Development (IAD). Having teamed up with the University for last year’s Innovative Learning Week, we are delighted to open up the doors of ASCUS Lab again for this year’s FCL week …

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Atopic Art Micro-Residency Artists announced

We are delighted to announce that Beverley Hood and Gordon Douglas have been appointed for our new Atopic Art Micro-Residency and commission project with Prof Sara Brown. We very much look forward to working with them both over the course of the project. You can read more about both artists here Beverley Hood Gordon Douglas

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