From Monday 11th to Friday 29th January 2010, artworks inspired by Diamond Light Source will be on display at the North Wall Arts Centre in Summertown, Oxford. Local artists and community groups have interpreted the research carried out at the facility into a collection of stunning pieces.
Science in a new light brings together these creations in a thought-provoking exhibition that highlights the importance of the scientific research happening within the county, and the opportunity to express it using alternative methods.
Inspired by the work of Diamond, along with the iconic building itself, three artists each created pieces that reflect their thoughts on the subject, as a result of a 12 month residency at the facility. Science in a new light is the first time these works of art will be on open public display.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to take a closer look at the 30 stunning Designs for Life textile panels. The result of an innovative sciart project that tasked the Oxfordshire Federation of the Women’s Institute (WI) to create works of textile art that depict some of the ‘dangerously beautiful’ diseases and viruses that are studied using Diamond’s extremely intense X-rays, which are 10 billion times brighter than the sun.
Running alongside the works of art will be an educational workshop, a local business networking event, as well as opportunities for visitors to discover the science taking place on their doorstep.
Take part in Diamond's latest science and art project - the World's largest diffraction pattern.
Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.
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