Calling all maths artists

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 The birth of Hiroshima, Carla Farsi, oil on canvas. Reproduced with kind permission of the artist.

The birth of Hiroshima, Carla Farsi, from the Plus article Art+Math=X.

If you're an artist who's inspired by maths and science, here's a chance to exhibit your work. Through its annual open exhibition opportunities, Orleans House Gallery in London helps artists both locally and nationally to showcase their work in group exhibitions. Each year, over 500 individual artists exhibit work in a range of open exhibitions across three galleries in London: Orleans and Stables Galleries, Twickenham and the Riverside Gallery in Richmond.

In 2010, there are further opportunities for you to submit artwork for an exhibition at Riverside Gallery, Picturing Science. Scientists use an abstract language of signs to visualise and explain the invisible forces, relationships and processes which make up our world. Artists similarly create images to transmit and analyse meaning. The theme of this exhibition is the collision, intersection and contamination of these two systems of representation. Any media (prints, photos, paintings, objects, sculptures, film) and style are considered.

The submission deadline is the 23rd of October and the exhibition will run from December to February. For more information visit the Picturing Science website.


Picturing Science exhibition
4 December 2010 - 26 February 2011
Disease, dissection, and Darwin become the subject for artists displaying at the Riverside Gallery, Richmond from 4th December 2010. Orleans House Gallery presents Picturing Science, an open exhibition which examines the collision between two harmonious and contrasting fields of symbolic representation, Art and Science.
Picturing Science continues the successful programme of open exhibitions from Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham. After receiving 650 works from over 130 artists and an intense selection process, the judging panel whittled the submissions down to just 26 works in various media. The criteria included a direct yet imaginative concept and technical virtuosity.
The exhibition features experiments with ink, mould growth and microscopes that have produced visually stunning images. Julia Hembrow’s Temporal Flow 3, could be interpreted as a landscape or figurative work yet is in fact a representation of the effect of early morning drizzle which fluctuates between scientific observation and visual art. Detailed anatomical and botanical drawings and three dimensional works such as Susan Harrison’s ecorché inspired sculpture are also highlights.
Other exhibiting artists, both local and international include Anais Tondeur, Chris Boland, Niki Simpson, Johanna Davidson, Amon Alt-Jafarbay, Jonathan Wright, Pery Burge, James Collett, Tracey Holland, Pauline Pratt, Annie Ridd, Izzy Wingham, Frédérique Swist, Stan A. Lenartowicz, Sally Hewett, Pascale Pollier, Hilary Arnold-Baker, Amy Louise Nettleton, Charlotte E. Padgham, Julie Light, Heather Jukes, Margaret R. Marks, Nick Pollen and Andy Dunn.
In addition Artist in Residence Alex Baker will be producing a series of new drawings made using sound and ink. He will also be working with the local community on a workshop exploring the effects of sound vibrations using his technique of drawing as a start point.

Curator Mark De Novellis stated: “Although science is seemingly the logical, rational, ordered antithesis of artistic creativity, artists and scientists still share a common drive to innovate, explore, dissect and reveal. They have a unified love and awe for the world around and within them.

Exhibiting artists draw from a wide variety of scientific disciplines from botany, astronomy to astrophysics to create an accessible, compelling and though-provoking show that is not to be missed!”
The exhibition runs until 26 February 2011 and admission to the Riverside Gallery is free.

Riverside Gallery
Old Town Hall
Whittaker Avenue

Gallery open:
Monday: 10:00- 6.00pm
Tuesdays: 10:00- 5.00pm
Wednesday: 10:00- 6.00pm
Thursdays: 10:00- 5.00pm
Fridays: 10:00- 5.00pm
Saturdays: 10:00- 1.30pm
Sundays: Closed

Tel: 020 8831 6000

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