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Exhibitions

Artists in the Field

Artists in the Field Artists in the Field is a new ASCUS initiative placing artists as scientific fieldwork assistants. With Artists in the Field, ASCUS aims to break down the barriers between disciplines, creating time, space and opportunity for artists and scientists to be immersed in each other’s practices. The initiative provides the opportunity for artists to be involved in …

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Transmissions Exhibition, Tent Gallery

Transmissions is an exhibition of artworks that have been created during our micro-residency earlier this year at the Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution (CIIE). Having returned to Edinburgh from LifeSpace, the exhibition was showcased Tent Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art in November 2015. Scroll down to view documentation of the work produced during the residency. About the micro-residency The …

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Atopic Art at the Dundee Science Festival 2015

About the project ‘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 …

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PCR Testing in ASCUS Lab

ASCUS Lab experiments with Dr Barry Denholm and working group, piloting some DNA amplification in the lab using our PCR* machines donated via the University of Edinburgh’s Sustainability Department. *The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technology in molecular biology used to amplify a single copy or a few copies of a piece of DNA across several orders of magnitude, …

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Transmissions at Tent Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION: 5-8pm, Thurs 26th Nov Conversation/Discussion Event: 5-6pm (booking via Eventbrite) Speakers: ASCUS, Jo Hodges, Robbie Coleman and Anne Milne Admission: FREE Drinks reception: 6-8pm (booking not required) Where: Tent Gallery, Art, Space + Nature Studio, Edinburgh College of Art, EH1 2LE Transmissions is an exhibition of artworks that have been created during our micro-residency earlier this year at the Centre for …

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Where Science meets the Arts

ASCUS presents Where science meets the arts: Memory, Mental Time Travel and the Moustachio Quartet a public event with invited speakers Nicola Clayton and Clive Wilkins, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge. Here are are few photos to see how the event went… They met on a dance floor… and are co-founders of ‘The Captured Thought’, an arts/science collaboration that …

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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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