Art Displays

Science parallels art in many ways, not just as a subject matter but also as 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

El Tatio

El Tatio geysers

Whistler-based visual artist, Owen Perry, creates ethereal landscape and travel photography under his CIRCA 1983 pseudonym. In December 2013 he travelled to Northern Chile to explore the unworldly landscape of the Atacama Desert. Located about 3 hours drive from San Pedro de Atacama, the El Tatio Geysers were one of the most fascinating places he visited during the trip. The images presented in this exhibition capture his experience, from the very cold pre-dawn drive through an arid moonscape surrounded by active volcanoes, to the surreal textures, colours and steam of the geysers at sunrise. 

The Experience

Located in the Andes of Northern Chile, El Tatio is the largest geyser field in the Southern Hemisphere and the third largest in the world. At 4300m above sea level, it’s also one of the highest geyser fields in the world and attracts hundreds of visitors every year who arrive before sunrise to see the geysers and their impressive display of steam. The journey to El Tatio begins in San Pedro de Atacama at 4am and takes you 2 hours along dusty dirt roads to a high altitude volcanic plateau. It's a memorable visual and physical experience, as both you and your vehicle struggle to breath in the cold oxygen-thin air. The temperature when you arrive at El Tatio is a surprisingly brisk -10° C, which creates impressive displays of steam around bubbling geysers.

About Owen Perry

For more of Owen's work, including prints, you can visit his website or follow him on Instagram.

Artist Contact

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

t 604.443.7553