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Nature and Art: Finding Beauty through Science

This event takes place in an accessible venue with step free access.
Past event - 2024
13 May Doors: 7pm
Start: 7.30pm
End: 9.30pm
Cafe Bar Marzano, The Forum,
Norwich NR2 1TF
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The beauty of art exists not just on paper. During this evening of talks, our speakers will reveal how science can unearth some of the wonders hidden within our natural world. From the microscopic world of moss to Norfolk’s own landscapes, discover how artistry and nature are intertwined, and how this can be harnessed to create works of art of our own.

The Beauty of Science in Miniature

Louisa Moor (Postgraduate Researcher)
There is scientific beauty everywhere in the world around us, sometimes on a scale so tiny we overlook it. In this talk I will show you the immensity of all manner of small worlds from the miniature forest that is moss to the thriving bubbles of social life that invertebrates bring to the soil. Microscopy, photography, and illustration have allowed us to explore and understand the science of these vast yet little worlds through the ages, and this still stands today. I hope this talk inspires you to see beauty in the minute, as seen through microscope images, moss in jars, bug paintings and beautiful books.

Painting with soil pigments - the magic colours of dirt

Dr Maria Hernandez-Soriano (Senior Research Scientist)
Collecting soil pigments across Norfolk landscapes is a fascinating journey through the history and geology of our iconic natural landmarks. This talk will unlock the secrets and wonders of soil, which host the largest diversity of life, colours and textures on Earth. We will explore the origin of the different colours of the soils underneath and around us and we will discover how to transform dirt into watercolours and other painting materials. You will have a unique opportunity to experience the joy of painting with your local soil pigments and bring home your own creation.
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