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

Project Instant - Retro Gratification
beau photo

Project Instant is back at Science World! This year the title is Retro Gratification. Regardless of the era, instant photographs somehow manage to feel authentically retro. This exhibition illustrates the importance and meaning that instant photography has while still holding on to that nostalgic, retro feeling.

The exhibition will be held at Science World from April 4th until May 7th 2017 as part of the Capture Photography Festival. Opening night reception is April 5th from 6-8pm where we hope you will join us to check out all the great work submitted. There will be refreshments, the 8x10 Portrait Photo Booth, Fujifilm Instax Photo Booth fun and more!

Creative Pursuits of the Science World Team
Science World Art Projects

There is science in almost all art. Can you imagine what science may have been used in the creation of these different pieces?

Science World British Columbia employs over 200 individuals, who work in a variety of departments—Visitor Experience, Exhibits, Workshop, Marketing and Facility Management, to name just a few. All the art in this exhibition was created by staff members from many of those teams, including two staff alumni. Our latest art display celebrates their talent and creative spirit.

This unique art exhibition will be on display until June 11, 2017.

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:

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