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

Invisible Portraits

Science World is excited to showcase its newest photographic exhibition, Invisible Portraits. This visual art exhibition reveals the secret world of microbes through high-tech images refashioned as metal sculptures, wood carvings and large-scale portraitures, by artists Patrick Keeling, Erick James and Kevin Carpenter.

While you may associate microbes with disease, the fact is that microbes are around you all the time and most are essential to your health and the health of the planet’s ecosystems. You may also imagine that microbes are boring, little round balls, but the microbial world is actually quite surprising. Just like animals and plants, microbes come in a variety of physical shapes and sizes and many are stunningly beautiful in their complexity. So, it should come as no surprise that microbes, just like everything else in nature, can inspire artistic representations, portraits and landscapes of a world we live in, but rarely ever get to see.

Artist Contact

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

t604.443.7553
e info@scienceworld.ca