TRANSMUTATION - Visualization in Art and Science

4 Oct 2012 – 15 Nov 2012

Event times

19.30 (doors/bar open 19.00)

Cost of entry

£8 / £5 (concs OAP/under 25's) - complete series discount £32 / £20

Rook Lane Arts

Frome, United Kingdom


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Tickets and series discounts available at 4 October 2012 Paul Gough: Banksy - The Urban Calligrapher. This illustrated talk will raise a number of questions: is Banksy a subversive influence or merely a bit of fun? Why is Banksy so important ? What can we learn from the world's most famous unknown artist? Dr Paul Gough is the Professor of Fine Arts and Deputy Vice- Chancellor at the University of the West of England, Bristol. A painter, broadcaster and writer, he has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. His book on the globally renowned street artist Banksy was published in 2012. 11 October 2012 Liliane Lijn: Light, Memory, Motion. Liliane Lijn is an internationally renowned artist who was the first woman artist to work with kinetic text (Poem Machines), exploring both light and text as early as 1962. Utilising highly original combinations of industrial materials and artistic processes, she is recognised for pioneering the interaction of art, science, technology, eastern philosophy and female mythology. 18 October 2012 Helen Storey: Wonderland and Beyond Helen Storey was awarded the ‘Most Innovative Designer and Best Designer Exporter' in 1990. She was nominated for British Designer of the year in 1990 and 1991, exporting to 24 countries selling to 150 shops worldwide with celebrity clients including Cher, Madonna and Liz Hurley. In 1997, together with her sister, biologist Dr Kate Storey, Helen completed a ground breaking project 'Primitive Streak‘, which brought together the worlds of science and fashion through the creation of a fashion collection that explained the first 1000 hours of human life. In 2005 WONDERLAND was conceived — a collaboration with Professor Tony Ryan at the University of Sheffield, exploring how new materials can make consumer products less damaging to the planet.à‚  1 November 2012 Professor Martin Kemp: Patterns of Process in Art, Architecture and Science Geometrical patterns arise as the result of process, not least through self-organization, and are shared across organic and inorganic worlds. The talk will concentrate on two processes: patterns of motion in fluids, especially splashing; and the dynamics of folding. The examples will range from Renaissance Madonnas to non-linear design processes in contemporary architecture and engineering. Martin Kemp is Emeritus Research Professor in the History of Art at Oxford University. He has written and broadcast extensively on imagery in art and science from the Renaissance to the present day. He speaks on issues of visualisation and lateral thinking to a wide range of audiences. Leonardo da Vinci has been the subject of books written by him, including Leonardo (Oxford University Press 2004). He has published on imagery in the sciences of anatomy, natural history and optics, including The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat (Yale University Press). He has curated a series of exhibitions on Leonardo and other themes, including Spectacular Bodies at the Hayward Gallery, London ; Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment, Design at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2006 and Seduced: Sex and Art from Antiquity to Now, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 2007. 15 November 2012 Dr Spike Bucklow: The Alchemy of Paint Spike Bucklow is a research scientistà‚ and teacher at theà‚ Hamilton Kerr Institute, a department of theà‚ Fiztwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.à‚  He has always enjoyed painting but has never been a painter. He has been a steel-worker in Australia, a farm-labourer in Sweden and has quarried potato-stones in Somerset. He has also synthesised pheromones for cockroaches, worked on films and TV, making special effects with contributions toà‚ The Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones, and Spitting Image. Along the way, he picked-up a degree in Chemistry, a diploma in Artificial Intelligence, a masters in Painting Conservation and a doctorate in Art History. All of which has colouredà‚ The Alchemy of Paint.


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