Expressions of Research exhibition - art engaging with research

Five selected Artists have each been working together with researchers at the University of Bath to influence each other's work, study each other's methods and contribute to each other's output, in order to present results and engage people in understanding what they do.

Artists have been working with our academics to produce artworks inspired by their research

Artists have been working with our academics to produce artworks inspired by their research

Expressions of Research is a free exhibition at 94-96 Walcot Street, Bath and is open to the public 11am-6pm daily from 18-24 November, with late night opening on 18 and 19 November.

Staff, students and the local community are invited to come along on Friday 18 November 6-8pm for informal talks by the artists and researchers and to find out more about the works on show.

The project is a result of collaboration between Fringe Arts Bath, the University of Bath’s Public Engagement Team and Edge Arts with support of the University’s 50th Anniversary Fund.

The exhibition presents some works in progress: drawings, maquettes and some finished pieces to share with you their experiences, their efforts and their thoughts. These include adapting the mathematics of chaos theory to understand art & creativity, poetic verse influencing systems of mass-emergency response, mechanical machines for making music, performance presenting the elasticity of poverty, visual statements on the creation of sustainable molecules.

The results will form an exhibition starting in January at The Edge Arts, and will then go on tour in the area.

The organisers hope visitors find it interesting, educational and inspiring.

The aim of this project is to engage the public in scientific research, taking a different approach and presenting it in a playful, thoughtful, approachable, visual way, celebrating the work of these Artists and Researchers and bringing it to a wider public beyond the University of Bath’s campus.

The following artists and researchers are taking part in the project:

Centre for Sustainable Chemical technologies (CSCT)
Artist Fiona Haines. Researchers Dr Antoine Buchard, Professor Matthew Davidson, Dr Janet Scott.

Centre for Analysis of Social Policy (CASP)
Artist Amelia Beavis-Harrison, Researchers Adrian Burgess, Beth Jaynes, Professor Tess Ridge.

Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI)
Artists Jean Baynham. Researchers Professor Jonathan Dawes, Professor Paul Milewski, Dr Kit Yates.

Powertrain Vehicle Research Centre (PVRC)
Artist Jenifer Ridgway. Researcher Professor Chris Brace.

Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement (CHI2)
Artist Andrew Henon. Researchers Professor Christos Vasilakis, Dr Gozdem Dural-Selcuk, Marianna Frangeskou, Matt Woodward.

Please visit to find out more what they're up to.

Expressions of Research is part of FaB @ Walcot Winterfest, appearing alongside Fire and Light (glass, projections and a ‘48 hours notice’ show) Proximity Test (site-specific installation) and some late-night nonsense with a photo booth, light-painting and more. Visit for info.

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