Posted on October 7th 2019
STEM - Viewing the Invisible
Ms Arif, the STEM and Assistant Achievement Director for Higher Attainers who is one of our science teachers, took part in Viewing the Invisible which brings together scientists and artists to explore and celebrate the similarities in their working methods. This exciting public engagement project is a collaboration between Kings College London and London Fine Art Studios with the support of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The National Portrait Gallery was an associate partner. Through the close study of shapes and constituent parts, scientists and artists alike seek to demystify the human form. This shared approach challenges the popularly held belief that science and art exist at polar ends of a spectrum. Viewing the Invisible showcases the ways in which both disciplines work together, exploring how scientists and artists can support each other in disseminating research and enriching creativity. Ms Arif wrote an article for TES on her personal reflections just before the exhibition went live, three years after the painting was done!
TES article link: https://www.tes.com/news/scientist-or-artist-we-are-all-creative
Also hyperlink the video directly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99_rAnEKHMk&safe=active