EarthArt is a series of collaborations between contemporary artists and scientists from the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol. Each collaboration consists of a six-month artist Fellowship followed by a six-month exhibition in the unique EarthArt Gallery. EarthArt has been running continuously since 2015.
"Earth Sciences encompasses not just rocks and fossils, but increasingly climate change, oceanography, natural hazards, evolution and extraterrestrial life. There is a lot of materials for artists to explore and we thought this was a great chance to bring artists into the School to meet with scientists and the wider academic community through a six-month duration Fellowship." Professor Jon Blundy, EarthArt Co-Founder.
"The idea of developing the Fellowship and Gallery was to address two things: firstly to deepen the dialogue and investigation between Artists and Earth scientists, generating new ways of visualising research; and secondly to create a Gallery to share this work with a wider public." Rodney Harris, Artist, EarthArt Co-Founder.
Artist Emma Stibbon and Professor Katharine Cashman: A journal documenting the 7-year collaboration between artist Emma Stibbon and volcanologist Professor Katharine Cashman. The journal shares an interview highlighting their interdisciplinary research and how this has built collaborative engagement programmes of research trips, exhibitions and events.
Artist Olivia Jones and Dr Matthew Watson: A journal documenting Olivia Jones' six-month fellowship at the University of Bristol. Alongside images of Jones' new work, it features writing about her exhibited artwork and an interview with scientist Dr Matthew Watson who shared his research with Jones throughout her fellowship.
Current Exhibition: Our sixth EarthArt Fellow, Charlie Tweed, is a Bristol-based video, sound and performance artist with a particular interest in digital media. Tweed’s film, text and performance based works interrogate the affective qualities of digital technologies and their use in the control and management of populations and environments. He also works on new approaches within contemporary art practice that interrogate themes including the digital anthropocene, digital materialities, fiction machines and post-truth conditions. Tweed has been working closely Dr Tom Williams and Dr Heather Buss during his time in Earth Sciences. Details
This Fellowship is made possible through a generous donation from Sarah Robinson in memory of her late husband, artist David Robinson.