Art

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

Here at Science World, we are delighted to work with local artists who are interested in and inspired by science. You will see their artwork on the walls in the dome. Past displays have included work by Peter Holmes, Sharon Kallis, Jan de Beer, Andy Wright, Woonam Kim and famed pet photographer Pete Thorne. We also host an annual display of the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition winners, and hosted Art the Science’s RE:Composition digital art show.

Be included in the upcoming show by Bettina Harvey!

We're looking for photos of people expressing all kinds of moods (sad, happy, excited, indifferent, it’s up to you!), to be considered for inclusion in an upcoming video art work titled Mood Ring, by artist Bettina Harvey, to be displayed at Science World starting November 4th. Please see https://www.bettinaharvey.com/mood-ring to get a feel for the project and how the photos will be used.

How to Participate :

  1. Take a few photos of yourself expressing different moods against a simple, light-coloured background
  2. Submit your photos here: https://upload.crowdriff.com/science-world-cfd193bd

Details:

  • Smartphone photos are great!
  • Centre yourself in the frame, and only photograph from shoulders up
  • Photos should be landscape-oriented (wide, not tall)
  • Send us the highest resolution you are able (filesize should be around 1MB)

By uploading your photos, you agree that you have all the necessary rights and permissions to do so, and give permission be included in a video art piece titled Mood Ring by Bettina Harvey. Submitting your photos does not guarantee inclusion in the work. 

Current Exhibits

Grief Point, a portrait series by Jackie Dives, features photographs of people who, like Jackie, have lost a family member to a drug overdose. In British Columbia over one-third of all deaths of people under the age of 44 are caused by drug overdose, and in 2020 the most number of deaths from overdose in BC's history was recorded. Grief Point was created by Jackie to explore the grief of losing a loved one to a drug overdose without stigmatizing the people involved.

Grief Point is on display in our Aurizon Atrium from July 9 — October 8.


Artist Contact Form

We have space available throughout the year to display artwork that aligns with our mission to ignite wonder and empower dreams through science and nature. We are taking proposals from artists whose work:

  1. Brings together art and science in a creative way
  2. Uses art as a lens through which to examine, express, or experiment with scientific theories, processes or principles or;
  3. Explores the human and social impact of science
  4. We love work that sparks the curiosity of the public and invites questions and/or participation
  5. 2D and 3D works, digital art, as well as performance and time-based work will be considered

Fees

Honorariums are offered for both single artist and group shows. We also offer to host an opening reception with light refreshments provided by Science World, free to the public, on an evening in the first week of installation if the artist so chooses.

Timeframe

Displays typically range from about 8-16 weeks in length. We are booking for the 2019-2020 calendar years, dependent on space available.

If you are interested in your artwork being displayed, please fill out the form below.

Please note: Due to the volume of submissions, we are not able to respond to each one individually. Thank you so much for your interest, and we'll be in touch if there's a fit and a time we think will work!

Artist Submission Form