Otago Polytechnic

Opening 3 July, HD Skinner Annex, Otago Museum

AN INVITATION TO DUNEDIN ARTISTS AND SCIENTISTS

DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART/UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO SCIENCE SERIES - ART AND GENETICS PROJECT 2017
 
Artists—graduates, staff and senior students of the Dunedin School of Art, as well as other artists associated with the School or living in the greater Dunedin area, are invited to take part in the latest Science Series Art Project, Art and Genetics, supported by the Dunedin School of Art, the University of Otago and the Otago Museum, following the previous very successful Projects over the previous four years.

Artists will work with scientists from the University of Otago, individually or in small groups, to develop artworks relating in some way to the sciences involved with genetics that comes from their joint creative partnership. “Genetics” can be interpreted in a broad context, from epigenetics to the Pacific concept of whakapa. Resulting artworks will be selected for an exhibition in July 2017. An issue of the journal Junctures will be devoted to the Project and published at the end of that year.

The Project will be administered by Dr Ruth Napper, Dept. of Anatomy, University of Otago, with Peter Stupples from the Dunedin School of Art. The Project is supported by Professor Peter Dearden, Genetics Otago and Professor David Hutchinson, Director of the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, as well as other disciplines within the University of Otago.

Artists, please register your interest with Peter Stupples peter.stupples@op.ac.nz and scientists, with Dr Ruth Napper ruth.napper@otago.ac.nz.

The first meeting of artists and scientists will on Tuesday February 13 at 5.15-7.00 pm in Seminar Room 2 ground floor St David’s Street Lecture Theatre complex, University of Otago.

 

(image: Christoph Bock, Max Planck Institute for Informatics CC_BY_SA)

Expiry: 24 Jul 2017