This ground breaking exhibition is the culmination of a unique project started in 2012 and involving six artists: Tony Lloyd, Steve Lopes, Anna Madeleine, Natalie O'Connor, Peter Sharp and Ruth Waller.
The six took up residency in the Free Radical Centre's science laboratories in Melbourne, Australia and each was asked to respond artistically to the topic of free radicals, thus bringing science and art together. Through this process the artists realised the significant impact of free radicals on the fundamental human processes. Most particularly how free radicals are essential for life, but paradoxically also cause ageing and our inevitable demise. Parallels can also be drawn between artists' materials such as paints and plastics which require free radicals to polymerise or cure, but are nonetheless degraded by them overtime.
The fascinating project was documented throughout with a live blog and an Artist Profile magazine feature. Workshops run by the resident artists and scientists for art groups in regional locations across Australia served to further share experiences and provoke community discussion.
This thought provoking exhibition brings together paintings, drawings and installations presenting each individual artist's interpretation of this previously unexplored topic. The exhibition takes the audience on the artists' journeys of exploration and discovery.
Proudly supported by: ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology, Winsor and Newton, Artist Profile, and the Commonwealth Government through Inspiring Australia.
Join the Insight Radical discussion on 30 and 31 of July, where you can meet the artists and scientists for a conversations afternoon from 12pm to 1pm each day.
For more details visit www.insightradical.org and http://griffingallery.co.uk/exhibition/insight-radical-where-science-meets-art/.