Friday 18, August 2017

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 Art Research Gallery based at the College of Life Sciences, to showcase together for the very first time all the resulting artworks, alongside historical artefacts from the Museum Collections and Archives at the University of Dundee.

Beyond Skin
Tues, 27 Jun 2017 – Sat, 2 Sept 2017
The Gallery is open during exhibitions on Saturdays from 11am-5pm, and during the week by appointment only (email lifespace@dundee.ac.uk)

Beyond Skin is an exhibition of contemporary art that explores the life and science behind atopic eczema, considering the challenging symptoms that people live with every day and the investigations into the unseen and human side of skin genetic research. Featuring interactive and reflective works of art for all ages by artists Gordon Douglas, Trevor Gordon, Beverley Hood and Josie Vallely, and presented with objects from the collections of the University of Dundee. The exhibition draws on participatory workshops with Eczema Outreach Scotland and current research taking place in the laboratory led by Prof Sara Brown at the University of Dundee’s School of Medicine.

Preview: Monday 26 June 2017, 5-7pm
Exhibition tour with curators, artists and scientists at 5pm (RSVP to LifeSpace at lifespace@dundee.ac.uk)

Beyond Skin is supported by the Wellcome Trust, University of Dundee’s School of Medicine and The Arts and Ethics Research Group at the University of Edinburgh and is a partnership between LifeSpace: Science Art Research Gallery, ASCUS Art & Science, Prof Sara Brown at the University of Dundee and Eczema Outreach Scotland.

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