Science and the arts

Catalogue for her FingerCodes exhibition by Eleanor Gates-Stuart Catalogue for her FingerCodes exhibition by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Science and the arts are often thought of as diametrically opposed, but collaborations between people in the arts and sciences are constantly producing new knowledges, and finding new ways to engage people with both the arts and the sciences. 

Through photographs, paintings, interpretive dances, theatrical plays, musical compositions, and written novels, there's vast increasing potential for engagement and critique through art.

Our research investigates:

  • What are the benefits of communicating scientific discovery through theatrical shows?
  • How can art exhibitions be used to inspire scientific investigation in the public arena?
  • How can the boundaries between science and art be shifted?
  • How are science and scientists represented in everyday art, such as postage stamps?

Students undertake research in this theme for undergraduate coursework, postgraduate coursework and higher degrees by research.

Contact theme convenor Professor Sue Stocklmayer for more information or click on the tabs below to find relevant people, projects and events.

Image by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

It is the catalogue for her FingerCodes exhibition, created as part of her PhD studies at CPAS.