Lab Workshops

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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Transformation – Thinking Through Making With Life

As part of this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival visual arts programme, Contemporary Connections, co-curated by the Science Festival, Summerhall and ASCUS, we are delighted to host artist Louise Mackenzie in ASCUS Lab. For this featured workshop Louise will provide participants with the opportunity to get hands-on with the scientific processes of making with life! Join us in the ASCUS …

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British Science Week 2017 at ASCUS Lab

For British Science Week (BSW) 2017 ASCUS is hosting two unique art-science workshops; Making Scents with molecular biologist Frank Machin and Creative Microscopes in partnership with Gumption Girls, an Edinburgh based social enterprise that aims to empower and inspire girls trough STEAM based activities (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths). We are delighted to be a part of British Science …

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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 …

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Artists, Scientists and Microscopy (2 Workshops)


Are you a scientist who wants to work alongside artists, to share new creative perspectives on microscopy and staining, and learn different approaches to creative imaging? Are you an artist who wants to work alongside researchers while exploring the tools and concepts of science and sharing your own imaging techniques? This month ASCUS Lab is collaborating with the Centre for …

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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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Bio and Beyond Workshops | 2016 Sceince Festival


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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ASCUS at Innovative Learning Week 2016

Innovative Learning Week is a festival which inspires, supports, and celebrates creative learning at Edinburgh University. We are proud to partner with ILW 2016 running a programme of events and workshops daily in the ASCUS Lab. We welcome you to come along to ASCUS Lab from 15th – 19th of February to celebrate creative learning with us. Check out our …

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