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Artwork inspired by University of York health research goes on display

Posted on 8 December 2016

Captivating works created by the C2D2 artists in residence will be shown at York Art Gallery from December 9 2016 - April 23 2017.

The internationally-recognised artists include a sculptor, a poet, a digital artist and three visual artists with their collaborations spanning eight University Departments ranging from Biology to Theatre, Film and Television.

Their fascinating artistic response to the University’s research will go on display in the Project Gallery at York Art Gallery for the exhibition ALIVE: Art Between Life and Science from December 9.  Entry to the Project Gallery is FREE.

The artists exhibiting are Jacob van der Beugel, Christy Ducker with Kate Sweeney, Anna Dumitriu, Mark Fell with Sandra Pauletto, Peter Myers and Laurence Payot.

Dr Sandra Pauletto, Deputy Director of C2D2, said: “Art and science are ways to explore, understand and further our knowledge of life and the world around us.

“This exhibition allows both the general public and researchers to think about scientific and medical issues from new perspectives. As you look at science through the microscope of artistic mastery, prepare to be challenged, amazed and to expand your understanding of life.”

Laura Turner, senior curator at York Art Gallery, said: “Each artist was invited to the University based on their existing portfolio of work.

“It is incredible to see how each of these talented artists have interpreted the research undertaken at the University of York in very original and unexpected ways.

“The exhibition, which includes installation, video, poetry, painting, sculpture, digital interactivity and even bacteria cells, will bring medical research to the forefront through the medium of this evocative artwork.”

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