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The Edinburgh Science Festival

Since 2015 ASCUS Art & Science have been working in partnership with the Edinburgh Science Festival and Summerhall Visual Arts to co-curate the Festival’s inspiring visual art programme.

Our collaboration has also produced a diverse and exciting programme of hands-on art-science workshops and events in ASCUS Lab, the UK’s largest and Scotland’s 1st publicly accessible laboratory for experimentation in art and science.

 

Metamorphosis | 2019 Edinburgh Science Festival Exhibition

Launch Special Event: Fri 5th April | 6.30 -8.30pm Exhibition Sat 6th April–Sun 19th May (Not Mon & Tues) | 11am–6pm Metamorphosis explores the Anthropocene connecting it to the fashion world, the environment and biotechnology. It explores what the status of us as humans is now after centuries of engineering the environment around us. Co curated by Summerhall Visual Arts …

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ASCUS Art & Science at Edinburgh Science Festival 2019

Our inspiring partnership with Summerhall Visual Arts and the newly rebranded, Edinburgh Science Festival has produced a brilliant offer this year. We have a fascinating exhibition and programme of events and workshops in store. This year’s festival is inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings and the theme Frontiers, exploring the boundaries of knowledge and the spirit of …

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ASCUS at the 2018 Science Festival

30th March – 15th April Synthetica Launch Special Event: 7pm-9pm, Fri 30th March In partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival we would like to announce this year’s programme and with that, invite you to explore with us this year what it means to be alive through art and science! Over the last few years we have been working with …

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Synthetica | 2018 Science Festival

Synthetica Launch Special Event: 7pm-9pm, Fri 30th March In partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival we would like to announce this year’s programme! Over the last few years we have been working with the Edinburgh International Science Festival and Summerhall to bring you a dynamic visual arts programme in addition to two weeks of jam packed hands-on art-science activities …

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ASCUS Lab at the 2017 Science Festival

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 …

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Contemporary Connections | 2017 Science Festival

1st April – 12 May 2017 | 11:00 — 18:00 Daily (closed Mondays) In partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival we would like to announce this year’s programme, and with that invite you to Contemporary Connections to art and science! Over the last few years we have been working with the Edinburgh International Science Festival and Summerhall to bring …

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Wrap-up – ASCUS Lab Workshops and Events for the 2016 Science Festival

We hope that you managed to check out ASCUS happenings during Edinburgh International Science Festival 2016, as we ran an ambitious programme of art-science workshops and events in ASCUS Lab, our new publicly accessible laboratory in Summerhall. Throughout the festival participants had a chance to experience hands-on activities, from peering down microscopes, delving into the meticulous art of Taxidermy, exploring …

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Bio and Beyond | 2016 Science Festival

Saturday 26 March – Friday 13 May 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. Bio and Beyond puts life under the microscope; encompassing everything from the deeply personal …

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ASCUS at the 2016 Science Festival

26th of March – 10th April Over the last few years we have been working with the Edinburgh International Science Festival together with Summerhall to bring you a dynamic visual arts programme. That time of year has returned and this year we are pleased to announce Bio and Beyond an exhibition that brings together work from local and international artists, …

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Menagerie of Microbes at the 2016 Science Festival

Part of Bio and Beyond at Summerhall, Edinburgh. Saturday 26 March – Friday 13 May Exhibitions are free, open daily during the Science Festival; closed on Mondays after the Science Festival: 11th April, 18th April, 25th April, 2nd May and 9th May Tours are at 2pm on Thursday 31st March, Friday 8th and 22nd April and Friday 6th May To …

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