Atopic Art | 2016 Science Festival

Saturday 26 March – Friday 13 May This year Atopic Art project will be showcased in Edinburgh for the first time as part of Bio and Beyond visual art exhibition at Summerhall for the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2016. Alongside the exhibiton programme artists Josie Vallely and Trevor Gordon will also run creative drop-in workshops; Bedtime Balencing Act and Dermatological …

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Bio and Beyond Workshops | 2016 Sceince Festival


Co-curated by the Science Festival, Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science, Bio and Beyond brings together work from local and international artists, designers and scientists inspired by or challenging science and technology’s potential to improve our world and how we live in it. Check out our programme of associated workshops and events that we are running to coincide with the exhibitions and join …

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A Simple Response to an Elemental Message

A publicly compiled Interstellar Radio Wave Transmission due to be transmitted from Earth on a one-way journey to our North Star in 2016. ASCUS Art & Science is delighted to Partner with artist and project coordinator Paul Quast to support A Simple Response to an Elemental Message. To visit the project website and make your contribution please click here. “How …

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ASCUS at ESAF 2016

For the Love of Art and Science For the 14th of February, ASCUS is proud to be partnering with the Edinburgh Student Art Festival (ESAF) 2016 for a unique event on the 14th of February ‘For the Love of Art & Science’. We will be staging workshops during the day from 12pm to 2pm in the ASCUS Lab featuring the …

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ASCUS at Innovative Learning Week 2016

Innovative Learning Week is a festival which inspires, supports, and celebrates creative learning at Edinburgh University. We are proud to partner with ILW 2016 running a programme of events and workshops daily in the ASCUS Lab. We welcome you to come along to ASCUS Lab from 15th – 19th of February to celebrate creative learning with us. Check out our …

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Book Swap Library @ Summerhall for Scottish Book Week 2015

Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November. This year Book Week Scotland 2015 will take place from Monday 23 – Sunday 29 November 2015 and ASCUS is participating by hosting the Book Swap Library at Summerhall all week from 11:00 – 18:00. Come and swap your books for free at Summerhall! The principle of the ASCUS …

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Art, Design & Antimicrobial Resistance

Over January to March this year artists Mark Doyle, Robbie Colman, Jo Hodges and Anne Milne participated in our CIIE micro-residency each spending fourteen days at the centre producing work in response to their there. This showcase of work debuted at the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2015 and had since toured to LifeSpace Dundee as part of Transmissions: Exploring the …

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The Sick Of The Fringe

ASCUS is local partner to, and is proud to be supporting, The Sick of the Fringe at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015. What is The Sick of the Fringe? Conceived by Brian Lobel and commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, The Sick of the Fringe is a curated programme of events aiming to inspire collaboration between science and the arts. The Sick …

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The Temptation of St. Anthony


ASCUS is supporting The Mechanical Animal Corporation’s production of The Temptation of St. Anthony and associated Spirituality and Mental Health panel discussion at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. The Mechanical Animal Corporation presents with support from Wellcome Trust, British Council Egypt & Arts Council England The Temptation of St. Anthony is inspired by the ancient legend of a man who spent …

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Parallel Perspectives – How it Went

Why scientists work with artists… From 4th April to 22nd May 2015, ASCUS Art & Science took over the Lower Church Galleries Summerhall, to present Parallel Perspectives part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, How the Light Gets In, showcasing new works that intertwine art and science. The exhibition featured work from our recent art-science micro-residency at the Centre for …

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