An afternoon of Art and Science


  • 2pm - 3.30pm

  • Edinburgh College of Art Main Building, Room J.03
    74 Lauriston Place
    Edinburgh
    EH3 9DF

Presented by Fusion: Art meets Science at the University of Edinburgh

Have you ever wondered what Art and Science is all about?

Fusion brings together artists and scientists from the University of Edinburgh to collaborate in the creation sci-art, by enabling meetings and visits to our studios, labs and workshops, and encouraging an understanding of our respective practices.     

We present five short talks on the experience of making sci-art installations.

Fusion member Sarah Dale, and Maja Quille, both graduates from eca, collaborated to create ‘Threshold’ from 16,000 beads in response to the work of Professor Peter Higgs, theoretical physicistemeritus professor in the University of Edinburgh and Nobel Prize laureate. What would happen, they asked, if the Higgs field were switched off?

Sarah says: “The Higgs project presented a unique opportunity to make a large scale, highly technical sculpture, that required a relationship between art and science, not only in its imagining but also in its construction.” 

Following the talks, there will be an interactive session so you can talk about your own practice with others and send any questions you have for the panel.

The event is chaired by Fusion leader Dr. Jane Haley MBE, Edinburgh Neuroscience who will put your questions for discussion to a panel of artists and scientists, including Dr Linda O’Keeffe, Head of the School of Fine Art.