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Creative Reactions

This event takes place on the second floor with no step-free access
Past event - 2024
13 May 5:30-8:30pm
drop in any time
Salt Space Co-operative Gallery, Floor 2, Axiom Building, 54 Washington Street,
Glasgow G3 8AZ
Step into the captivating realm where science meets art at our Creative Reactions event. Witness the fusion of innovation and imagination as groundbreaking scientific concepts are translated into breathtaking visual experiences. Explore a mesmerizing exhibition where artists interpret complex ideas through diverse mediums, inviting you to ponder, question, and marvel. Engage with interactive installations, stimulating discussions, and hands-on activities that bridge the gap between these seemingly disparate worlds. 

Enlightened Genetics

Dr Fraser Scott (Senior Lecturer, University of Strathclyde)
Katie Brown (Artist)
This piece focuses on anti-infective drug discovery, principally the development of the novel class of anti-infective agents Strathclyde Minor Groove Binders (S-MGBs). S-MGBs have been shown to be significantly active across a range of pathogens across different taxonomic groups, including bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses.

Arms of Awareness

Dr Matt Gibbins (Research Fellow, University of Glasgow)
Lima Zhao (Artist)
Raising awareness of Malaria caused by mosquitoes. The syringe represents the mosquitoes and their behaviour, the rounded arms represents the places on our body that they like to suck from, which is arms, other elements were inspired from Matt’s research.

Birdwatching—a glimpse into the seabirds of tomorrow

Dr Ruedi Nager (Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow)
Xiao’ao Dong (Artist)
The artwork sets the stage for a compelling series of news reports from the future, offering a captivating glimpse into the world of 22nd-century mass birders and their interactions with seabirds. Through a speculative lens, the artwork explores the profound impact of plastic pollution on marine ecosystems, focusing particularly on the remarkable evolution of seabirds in response to this environmental crisis. As the series unfolds, viewers are treated to immersive birdwatching experiences, encountering avian species that defy conventional understanding and challenge preconceived notions of natural beauty.

Bacterial Brady Bunch

Dr Justine Rudkin (Lecturer, University of Glasgow)
Katie McLuckie (Artist)
Staphylococcus aureus bacterium is a common member of the microbial communities that live on our skin and in our noses, and yet it is an important and potentially deadly pathogen. This piece shows how it changes from being a harmless passenger to causing life threatening diseases like sepsis. There is also great interest in how the other members of our microbial communities (microbiomes) influence these interactions and if they help or hinder our bodies in the fight against S. aureus infection.

Judging a Book by its Cover

Dr Helena Paterson (Lecturer, University of Glasgow)
Rebecca Meanley (Artist)
This piece looks at person perception, focusing on the dynamic social world and how it shapes our interactions with and understanding of others. This piece encompasses research on stigma and stereotypes, but also the attributions we make to faces, voices and movements.

Muddying the Waters

Dr David Bailey (Reader, University of Glasgow)
Ethan Logan (Artist)
This piece will depict the breadth of marine biology and conservation work from polar to tropical climates and from shallow waters to the deep sea. The artist will use a unique painting style of blurring the border between image and painting which represents the publics detachment from the environment and the research being done to protect it.

Pint of Science

Ben Craven (Product Design Engineer, Glasgow School of Art)
Although we live in a 3D world, our ability to judge and compare volumes is rather unreliable. This work explores our visual perception of volume using a collection of objects, all of which have a volume of one pint. The objects include geometric shapes, casts of the insides of drinking vessels, and casts of body parts.

It Was All An Illusion

Dr Chaona Chen (Research Fellow, University of Glasgow)
Sirui Hao (Artist)
An interactive image, utilizing visual illusions, to depict the shifts in individuals' boundaries and autonomy when interacting with others across diverse environments.

BI-TO: Biodegradable Toys

Aaeshlesha Milind Patil (Artist)
Dr Edward Hutchinson (Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow)
This project focuses on finding a substitutive solution in terms of material to reduce the plastic waste pollution contributed by the toy industry by focuses in two directions providing a durable and aesthetic toy to our growing generation, but in a people and environmentally conscious manner.
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