Miriam Walsh

British Science Week 2017 at ASCUS Lab

For British Science Week (BSW) 2017 ASCUS is hosting two unique art-science workshops; Making Scents with molecular biologist Frank Machin and Creative Microscopes in partnership with Gumption Girls, an Edinburgh based social enterprise that aims to empower and inspire girls trough STEAM based activities (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths). We are delighted to be a part of British Science …

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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   Read more here about how the Atopic Art …

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ASCUS Lab | Lab Technician (part-time)

We are delighted to announce that we are looking for a new Lab Technician to join the ASCUS Lab team. This is an exciting opportunity to join the core team of this growing organisation and to work directly on the development of the facility and delivery of our lab programme of art-science workshops and courses. ASCUS Lab is an exciting …

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Microscopy for Beginners

Microscopy for Beginners [5 weeks] Course Outline This is a series of skills classes combining presentation, demos and hands-on learning activities for anyone interested in learning the basics of microscopy in a fun, creative and experimental environment. The course will cover the following topics: Experience ways of creating striking images by venturing into the unseen world of microscopy, exploring different …

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Atopic Art Micro-Residency | Open Call

Announcing our new ASCUS micro-residency and commission with Prof. Sara Brown, within the School of Medicine and Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. In May 2015 Sara became the first UK dermatologist to be awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science. Having teamed up with Sara and charity Eczema Outreach Scotland to run our participatory workshops project with artists …

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Interview with Prof Sara Brown

Earlier this year we met with Professor Sara Brown, who we have partnered with for our Atopic Art project. We wanted to speak to her about how her research is progressing and why she is interested in working with artists. Sara spoke about the ups and downs researchers face doing the work that they do, ‘Some people think labs are …

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ASCUS at The Big Draw’s STEAM Symposium

#STEAMSymposium: Laboratory of Visual Exploration Presented by The Big Draw in partnership with The University of Lincoln & BALTIC ASCUS is delighted to be contributing to STEAM Symposium, a visual learning adventure for educators and anyone interested in the power of cross-disciplinary approaches to learning. About The day-long event will see the worlds of digital technology, science, art, and engineering …

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Artists, Scientists and Microscopy (2 Workshops)

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Are you a scientist who wants to work alongside artists, to share new creative perspectives on microscopy and staining, and learn different approaches to creative imaging? Are you an artist who wants to work alongside researchers while exploring the tools and concepts of science and sharing your own imaging techniques? This month ASCUS Lab is collaborating with the Centre for …

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