Monday 24, April 2017


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 ... Read More »

ASCUS Lab at the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017

1st of April – 16th April Contemporary Connections Art Launch: 7pm-9pm, Fri 31st March CLICK HERE to register! In partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival we would like to announce this year’s programme and with that, invite you to Get Connected to art and science! Over the last few years we have been working with the Edinburgh International Science ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 Read More »

Call for Bio Makers for the 2017 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

Calling all bio-makers, bio-artists, bio-innovators, bio-crafters, bio-hackers, bio-creators, bio-tinkerers and DIY biologists! ASCUS Lab is hosting a Bio Makers Zone at the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire 2017 as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival and we are looking for people to join us! The Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of the diversity of human creativity and is ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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, ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »