Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart

BA (Hons) Fine Art, MA (London), PGradCertEd (Higher Education), PhD (Science Communication)
Professor of Creative Industries, Charles Sturt University

Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart is a visual media artist who focus is primarily on scientific exploration and technology, both in the advancement of innovation and in communicating her artistic practice in new and innovative ways, questioning and engaging audience in art, science and technology. Working with major research organisations, museums, business and government her scope of artistic creativity and research interests are extensive and includes interactive exhibits and the application of innovative materials.

She was awarded Scitech’s Innovation in Art Residency for her project, ‘Under the Surface’ based on mining and mineral exploration in Western Australia, in association with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Mineral Resources Flagship. Gates-Stuart’s active research involves site visits, such as travelling deep underground at the Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) Super Pit and visiting Data & Core Repositories at GeoScience Australia and the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) in WA.

Her international research in Science and Art is diverse and collaborative; Joining Charles Sturt University as Professor in Creative Industries following her links as an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, University of Wollongong and prior Professorship in Technology and Art (Techno Art) at National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan). She holds a PhD in Science Communication, Communicating Science: Exploring Science though Art, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, Australian National University, and supported by the CSIRO – both she has been a Visiting Research Scholar.

Her website is

  • Gates-Stuart E, Communicating Science: Explorations through Science and Art  (MIT Press Journals, Early Access, part of Top-Rated LABS Abstracts 2015 (doi:10.1162/LEON_a_01301) Leonardo (2016)
  • Gates-Stuart E; Lovell D; L. Nguyen C; Adcock M; Bradley J; Morell M; ‘Art and Science as Creative Catalysts’,(Special Section of Leonardo Transactions “Highlights from the IEEE VIS 2013 Arts Program (VISAP’13), edited by Angus Forbes.”. doi:10.1162/LEON_a_01065 (2015)
  • Gates-Stuart, E. (2014). StellrScope: Explorations through Science and Art, Wonder of Fantasy: 2014
  • International Techno Art Forum Proceedings, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Editors: Chih-Yung Aaron CHIU, Ald CHANG, Wen-Hao HUANG. ISBN: 978-986-04-1950-4
  • Gates-Stuart, E. (2014). StellrScope. In C. Kennedy & M. Rosengren (Eds.), SPECTRA: images and data in art/science. Proceedings from the symposium SPECTRA 2012. Australian Network for Art and Technology, Adelaide, SA
  • Gates-Stuart E and Nguyen C: ‘Understanding Insects: Why Explore Through Science And Art?, Australian Science Communicators Conference, ASC 2014, Brisbane
  • Nguyen C; Lovell D: Oberprieler R: Jennings D: Adcock M; Gates-Stuart E; LaSalle J: ‘Virtual 3D Models of Insects for Accelerated Quarantine Control’, International Conference on Computer Vision, ICCV 2013
  • Gates-Stuart E; Lovell D; L. Nguyen C; Matt A; Bradley J; Morell M; ‘Art and Science as Creative Catalysts’, In conference proceedings, IEEE VIS Arts Program (VISAP) 2013, IEEE Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2013)
  • Gates-Stuart, E. ‘StellrScope’, Exhibition Catalogue: ISBN 978-1-4863-0088-4, Published by CSIRO (2013)
  • Barstow, C and Gates-Stuart, E. StellrScope, the Centenary of Canberra’s Science Art Commission’ (Article) Imprint -Vol.48 Number 1 2013. Print Council of Australia Publication
  • Gates-Stuart, E. ‘Beauty of Grain’ (Cover Photograph), Plant Biotechnology Journal, September 2012, Volume 10, Issue 7, Wiley Online Library
  • Gates-Stuart, E. ‘FC02’, (Cover Artwork), Graphic Impressions, SCG International, Spring 2011, US.
  • Gates-Stuart, E and Wohlfeiler, R. ‘Finger Codes’ (Article) Imprint -Vol.46 Number 2 2011. Print Council of Australia Publication


Artworks are held in many public and private collections, UK, Australia, Germany, USA and Taiwan

Recent acquisitions:

  • Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, (2015)
  • CSIRO Discovery Centre, (2014)
  • ACT Government Legislative Assembly Collection, (2014)
  • University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), (2014)
  • Private Collections