Miriam Walsh

CIIE micro-residency

Our four micro-residency artists have embarked on a three month collaborative journey with scientists from the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution and you can keep up to date with their progress here. The artists will be preparing to exhibit their work to the general public within a group exhibition in Summerhall as part of the Edinburgh …

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Surfaces, Edges and Boundaries

By Emily Grieve Over the last few weeks artists Jo Hodges and Robbie Coleman have been exploring a wide range of avenues and are gradually beginning to narrow down their points of interest. From exploring parasites in the ‘real world’ to viruses and virulence. The Artists began by meeting with Luke McNally discussing bacterial predictions and the different tools bacteria …

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An Audience in the Library

Presentations from Scientists and The Number Shop Studio Artists On Monday 3rd February we held talks with The Number Shop Studio artists and scientists launching our new Engage project. Tucked away inside Summerhall’s winding corridors is the impressive Artiscience Library. This was the perfect setting for an evening of presentations. Talks gave artists and scientists the opportunity to present their …

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Atopic Art Workshop – Edinburgh Zoo

Atopic Art Workshop – Edinburgh Zoo The first of our three Atopic Art workshops kicked off on Saturday 7th February. In collaboration with Dr Sara Brown and Eczema Outreach Scotland, children and families effected by Eczema joined together for a day of pillow painting and mould making. Workshops took place at Edinburgh Zoo, the perfect place for families to enjoy …

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Calling all Scientists!

Announcing a new public engagement opportunity for scientists. Would you like to view your research through the eyes of an artist? ASCUS Art & Science have teamed up with The Number Shop (TNS) to develop this exciting project. Artists based at the Number Shop studios and project space, would like to connect with scientists to develop new work inspired by …

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Atopic Art

‘Atopic Art: Expressions of eczema’ is a partnership project between ASCUS Art & Science, Dr Sarah Brown and Eczema Outreach Scotland. The project first began in early 2015 with ASCUS commissioning artists Trevor Gordon and Josie Valley to deliver participatory workshops to families affected by eczema at venues across Scotland. From these workshops, and through further consultation with Eczema Outreach …

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Baby cells and casts of wells

Intro by Emily Grieve 7th February 2015 Here artist Mark Doyle gives us his latest insight into the world of CIIE. From his talks with Amy Buck about ‘’baby cells’’ to analogies from Dom at the Blaxter lab, likening their work to a jigsaw puzzle. Mark has already started experimenting… Photo by Mark Doyle by Mark Doyle Yesterday morning I …

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Into New Territory

Intro by Emily Grieve 2nd February 2015 Petra Schneider and Eleanor Silvester of the SBS Press Gang have been tracking the artist’s progress so far. Here is what they had to say along with some interesting insights from artists Mark Doyle and Anne Milne who have been busy visiting a number of labs and getting to know the scientists better. …

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More from CIIE micro-residency

by Emily Grieve 26th January 2015 Once again artists and scientist minds met as our CIIE micro-residency continued last week. Artists explored more of the Ashworth laboratory and the innovative research carried out there. The residency continues to show how skilled the scientists are at explaining highly complex scientific research in a way which can be understandable for the artists, …

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