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.


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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Atopic Art | 2016 Science Festival

Saturday 26 March – Friday 13 May This year Atopic Art project will be showcased in Edinburgh for the first time as part of Bio and Beyond visual art exhibition at Summerhall for the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2016. Alongside the exhibiton programme artists Josie Vallely and Trevor Gordon will also run creative drop-in workshops; Bedtime Balencing Act and Dermatological …

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CO2_Live | 2016 Science Festival

CO2_Live is a new collaborative work by Daniel Budinov, Patrick Hickey, James Howie, Jim Jack, Ryan Lewis, Adam Linson and Iain Robinson. It incorporates a Carbon Dioxide sensor, situated next to the street, connected to LED panels displaying the real time CO2 levels at the top floor of Summerhall’s TechCube. CO2_Live is an interactive work allowing viewers to connect to …

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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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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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