The Edinburgh International Science Festival

Since 2015 ASCUS have been working in partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival and Summerhall to co-curate the Science Festival’s visual art programme. For the last two years we have also brought a diverse programme of hands-on art-science workshops and events in the ASCUS Lab, the UK’s largest publicly accessible laboratory for experimentation in art and science.

Scroll down to read more about the different exhibitions and programmes that have taken place over the last few years.

Bio and Beyond Workshops | 2016 Sceince Festival

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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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Parallel Perspectives at the 2015 Science Festival

Parallel Perspectives | 4th April – 22nd May For the Edinburgh International Science Festival, How the Light Gets In ASCUS takes over the Lower Church Galleries Summerhall, to present Parallel Perspectives an exhibition of works that intertwine art and science, comprising of three group shows, created from direct collaboration between artists and scientists. From our residencies programme, the Centre for …

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Launching How the Light gets in | 2015 Science Festival

Preview/Art Launch: Friday 3rd April 7pm-9pm Summerhall HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN, is co-curated by the Edinburgh International Science Festival, Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science, bringing together a selection of works by international artists intrigued by light in all its forms and facets with those aiming to shine a light on the workings of our brain, mind and consciousness. …

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BLACK LIGHT part of How the Light Gets In for the 2015 Science Festival

As part of Edinburgh International Science Festival, How the Light Gets In, ASCUS presents BLACK LIGHT a work by Labern&Lloyd, the drawing Shed. Aptly situated in a shed in the central courtyard of Summerhall, be sure to check this work out as you wander through the wide range of art-science works and exhibitions, on display across Summerhall for the EISF …

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2014 Sceince Festival: [E]laborate with ASCUS

Saturday 12 April 2014, 2.00 – 4.00 pm Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, Edinburgh Returning for it’s second year is the [E]laborate with ASCUS poetry workshop. ASCUS [E]laborate workshops take us back to the origin of the word laboratory, providing an opportunity to get involved with active, hands-on, art science interactions and collaborations. Join Emily Workman for some word based fun and …

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2014 Sceince Festival: Summerhall Sci-Art Trail

5 – 20 April 2014 City Art Centre, Edinburgh ASCUS is presenting a small exhibition as part of the Summerhall Sci-Art Trail where we are showing work in our Display Case by one of the Artists also exhibiting in the City Art Centre. The Display Case at Summerhall is an ASCUS curated space for displaying work at the art science …

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2014 Science Festival: City Art Centre Exhibition

5 – 20 April 2014 City Art Centre, Edinburgh ASCUS is once again curating an exhibition at the EISF flagship venue the City Art Centre. This Ascus curated project aimed to investigate and illustrate, in quite raw terms, how an artist responds and is inspired by scientific research. To do this, ASCUS created teams of artists to work with specific …

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2013 Sceince Festival: [E]laborate with ASCUS

ASCUS is proud to present the first ASCUS Lab in Edinburgh: [E]laborate Saturday 6 April 2013, 1.30 – 4.30 pm Tent Gallery, Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh ASCUS [E]laborate takes us back to the origins of the word laboratory, providing an opportunity to get involved with active, hands-on, art science interactions and collaborations The first …

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2013 Sceince Festival: ASCUS Exhibition at the City Art Centre

23 March – 6 April 2013 This year, ASCUS is proud to present a series of work at the City Art Centre for the Edinburgh International Science Festival. The artwork sits alongside the interactive displays that EISF present each year at the City Art Centre, and shows off what can be achieved when artists and scientists collaborate. The work in …

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