Science parallels art as a subject matter and a source of inspiration.

Here at Science World, we are proud to work with local artists who are interested in and inspired by science. Our art displays showcase different works of art within our false creek facility. Recent displays have included art work by Peter Holmes, Sharon Kallis, Michael Hall, Chris Waind and a group of art students from Emily Carr University. We also host an annual display of the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest winners.

Currently On Display

Season Cycle
Art exhibit

What defines us as Canadian? Our current art installation presents the answer in the Season Cycle landscape project. The exhibition will be displayed at Science World from June 22 - Sept 21, 2017.

Revelstoke-based artist Bruce Thomas set out on a cross-Canada tour in search an alternate Canadian identity. Focused primarily on BC, Thomas challenges the Canadian historical landscape perspective and uncovers a new approach to traditional landscape painting. He attempts to include Canada’s growing multi-cultural mosaic from the perspective of the changing seasons and the cycle of life they reflect. 

Season Cycle will incorporate wood and stone carvings, video, photography and mixed-media paintings that all converge to express and explore Thomas’s experiences of travelling across Canada. 

For more information about Bruce Thomas or his art, visit brucethomas.ca or email: surface2sound@gmail.com.

Call for Artists: Amphibian Art Exhibition
Amphibian Art

Are you an artist? Are you passionate about art and conservation? Are you interested in creatively exploring how to celebrate British Columbia’s amphibians through art? This is your opportunity to submit a piece of art for a three-month long art exhibition to be launched at TELUS World of Science in Vancouver on September 29, 2017.

We are very excited to announce that we are partnering with Precious Frog to bring you the first art exhibition in Vancouver entirely dedicated to the amphibians of the province. The Precious Frogs Art Exhibition will integrate art and conservation by showcasing a variety of visual and media art pieces combined with scientific and educational information on the challenges faced by amphibians in our province.

For more information please visit the Precious Frog website.

Bronze Sculptures of Drs James Till and Ernest McCulloch
Till and McCulloch

Drs James Till and Ernest McCulloch were two Canadian scientists who pioneered the field of stem cell research with the discovery of a method to detect cells able to restore blood production in transplanted irradiated mice. This finding prompted the later identification of cells able to regenerate other tissues, including skin, muscle and brain. This has led to advances in research and treatment of cancer.

The bronze sculptures of Drs Till and McCulloch created by artist Ruth Abernethy, installed outside our entrance were a gift to Science World from STEMCELL Technologies Inc. to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the discovery of stem cells, a field of scientific study that is distinctly Canadian in origin. As a charitable organization, Science World values donations from the community to help promote science literacy across the province.

Till and McCulloch represent a proud moment in Canadian scientific history. These sculptures recognize Canadians as the forerunners of stem cell research. Their scientific research has been embraced and continues to be developed by researchers all over the world, such as the research by Dr Connie Eaves, of the BC Cancer Research Centre, who worked with Dr Till.

The bronze sculpture installation is also the perfect opportunity to initiate important dialogue about diversity in the scientific community and celebrate the proud moments of all Canadians. Young scientists from diverse backgrounds can engage with the piece on the three “empty” stools. Such an act can celebrate the past, challenge the present and look towards a brighter future. Till and McCulloch's pioneering stem cell research, and many other types of important scientific research, inspires scientists of diverse genders, ethnicities and experiences all over the world to use these discoveries to understand and conquer many human diseases that affect us all.

Artist Contact

If you are an artist interested in displaying your science-inspired artwork at TELUS World of Science, please contact us:

604.443.7553  |  info@scienceworld.ca