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Art In Chemistry Or Chemistry In Art?

As you may be aware, our theme for this year is Chemistry and Art with the aim to draw upon the links of the two in demonstrating they are not as far apart as you first think. We’ll be launching our newest website later this month showcasing chemistry and art throughout the ages.

 

As part of the Chemistry and Art project we are hosting and curating an exhibition this summer in London that aims to display different people interpretations of chemistry and art. The exhibition is a free event for the public that will be held in Burlington House, Piccadilly which is the Royal Society of Chemistry's London home and will run from 14th to 25th July from 10 am to 4 pm.

 

We are very excited by the pieces of work that we will be featuring, including work from Insight Radical, Chemart from ChemLabS Bristol Outreach, entries from The Bill Bryson Prize 2014 and images that have featured as part of our 'Through the Lens' feature in our monthly Chemistry World.

 

Insight Radical is an outreach project from Melbourne, Australia which is an "initiative which aims to create dialogue in the broader community about free radicals and their impact" which they achieve by hosting artists within their research laboratories. In this way the artists have been able to learn from the scientists and develop work based on this knowledge and vice versa the scientists have been able to learn about  artwork from the artists. The image below shows a preview of some of the work that we will be showing from Insight Radical at our exhibition.

 

 

The Pill Portraits by Anna Madeleine

 

 

This year’s theme for the Bill Bryson prize was linked with the chemistry and art theme asking the students 'Where is the science in art? Where is the art in science?', to which we had over 500 entries. We are very pleased to be able to show some of the entries from this year’s competition.

 

We will also be presenting some of Bristol ChemLabS Chemart which is "an activity using chemistry research images as stimuli for children's poetry or prose" organised by the science outreach department at Bristol University, ChemLabS. We will be displaying both some of the images and some of the creative writing that primary school students have produced from it.

 

Remember, entry to this  event is free, so why not come along and see the beauty in chemistry and the science in art!

Warning: this exhibition could change your perception of chemistry forever.

Posted by Geri Kitley on Jun 12, 2014 3:32 PM Europe/London

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