Catalysing Creativity | Online Exhibition

‘Catalysing Creativity: Stories of Change’ is a new digital exhibition curated by ASCUS Art & Science highlighting molecular science and artistic approaches as a lens through which to investigate the concept of change and the interconnectivity of people and our planet.

Experience for the very first time, online, two bodies of work from two new art-science collaborations, from collaborations between artist Romain Viguier and scientist Dr Mairi Haddow, and artist Honza Turnovsky and scientist Dr Amanda Jarvis.

Presented by ASCUS Art and Science in partnership with ScotCHEM

Image courtesy of Romain Viguier


Exhibition Launch:
Saturday 26th June, 2021
Dates & times:
Sat 26th June – Sun 11th Jul, 2021 (on demand)
The full online exhibition will be available to view for the duration of the 2021 Edinburgh Science Festival which runs 26th Jun – 11th Jul

Catalysing Creativity Exhibiting Artists

Romain Viguier &
Dr. Mairi Haddow

‘Self Assemblage’

Through this sculpture series, Romain Viguier and Dr. Mairi Haddow reflect on how society reacts to change, using art and aspects observed amongst ordered and disordered molecules in materials and crystals, asking can we learn from nature’s own innate ability to self organise and it’s seemingly endless capability to successfully change and restructure.

Honza Turnovsky &
Dr Amanda Jarvis

‘Sciennes Place’

Through artistic inquiry into the ways a largely forgotten and religiously sensitive place can be reactivated in people’s minds these works by Honza Turnovsky and Dr Amanda Jarvis seek to create new points of access to research, questioning, what are the implications of unnatural activation of dormant powers in science and culture.

‘Catalysing Creativity’ comprises two creative commissions supported by ScotCHEM in collaboration with ASCUS Art & Science, and in partnership with researchers at The University of Edinburgh and Heriot Watt University.

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