Articles Linking Science and The Arts

Sculpture exhibition gets physical

September 2007

Sharon Ann Holgate finds a surprising amount of physics in Antony Gormley’s sculptures.

If you visited London’s Southbank over the summer, you might have noticed some unfamiliar additions to the city skyline – 31 life-size figures created by the sculptor Antony Gormley had taken up residence on walkways and rooftops. Gormley is probably most famous for Another Place, in which similar figures look out to sea from Crosby Beach near Liverpool, and for the gargantuan Angel of the North outside Gateshead.

Particle physics stirs up some artists

October 2012

Sharon Ann Holgate reports on an exhibition inspired by physics.

Judging by the interesting and diverse range of previous work that I’ve seen by the 25 artists exploring particle physics within the Jiggling Atoms science and illustration project, the forthcoming exhibition at The Rag Factory in East London from 1-7 October looks likely to offer broad appeal.

Sculpting the urban landscape

by Sharon Ann Holgate
Materials World
April 2015

For centuries, bronze sculptures have been cast using the lost wax process. But while Michelangelo would recognise the basic steps used by sculptors and foundries today, the process is evolving thanks to modern materials and laser-based technology. Meanwhile, computer-led design and manufacturing are changing how foundries produce art, and also enabling the creation of innovative public sculptures made from stone, resin and steel.

Artwork imagines an explosive future

September 2012

Sharon Ann Holgate views an artwork linking time and technology.

When I first saw conceptual artwork The 300 Year Time Bomb, the final-year project of Diego Trujillo, MA graduate in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art (RCA), I admit that I was slightly scared. But closer investigation showed that I needn’t have worried.

Dance helps physicists to grasp the Higgs

July 2013

Sharon Ann Holgate explores a project that links physics and dance.

In a world where arts-science collaborations are almost becoming the norm, the Yale University-based project Discovering the Higgs through Physics, Dance and Photography, which began in January and concludes this month, really stands out.