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, Jackie Dives, Pat Kane, Mark Igliolorte and Bettina Harvey. 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.

Current Exhibits

Gwenyth Chao's apodeme of a line considers "how lines can create space when they are given space to freely meander." In this ongoing project, Gwenyth finds existing holes in the architecture for the lines to latch on to rather than nailing the lines to the wall. Featuring a 3D biomaterial drawing from the artist's recent body of work, this site-responsive installation plays with setting lines into the space of Science World’s atrium. The meandering webs are made from food refuse that she transmutes into artmaking materials like gels, clays, composites, plastics and paper.  Gwenyth's ecological material explorations are situated in depleted sites across our exhausted planet in a time after the age of capitalist extraction. With apodeme of a line she asks us what "waste" materials — for sustenance, building, creative endeavours — will we think with in our near futures?

apodeme of a line is on view at Science World from July 5–October 30.

Gwenyth Chao is hosting drop-ins and workshops in the Ken Spencer Science Park.


Community Art Displays – Submission Information

We aim to create space for art and science to coexist in an informal, engaging way through digital media. In general, we are interested in art as a lens through which to understand scientific principles, practices, and impacts. While we will consider any and all artworks that generally explore the intersections of art and science, there are two main content themes we are particularly interested in:

  • Explorations of climate change impacts and resilience, especially in BC
  • Artworks that explore technology, both old and new, including but not limited to 3D, Augmented reality, data art, post-internet art, etc*

We encourage submissions from both emerging and established artists, individuals and groups.

General Art Exhibition

Science World displays art year-round in our first floor Atrium space.

  • Honorariums are offered for both single artist and group shows
  • Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis
  • Fill out our submission form below if you wish to be considered

Digital Art Screen

We display digital art works on our Digital Art Screen in our first floor Atrium space. We accept submissions on a rolling basis; for more information please read our Digital Art FAQ. If you wish to submit please fill out our form below.

Artist-in-Residency

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are now closed.

Our Artist-in-Residency program pairs an artist with a science advisor to bring together both practices to form new work. The Artist draws upon scientific research, questions, theories and principles as a source of inspiration, and either creates a new body of work or expands on an existing one. For more information, please download our FAQ sheet. Please fill out our application form below if you wish to be considered.

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 Forms

General Art Submission Form

For solo or group art shows, we accept submissions on a rolling basis. Due to the number of inquiries we are not able to respond to each submission; we will follow up if we have further questions or wish to arrange a show of your work. We welcome submissions from both emerging and established artists. Art show displays typically last 3 months.

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Survivors

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Egg BB

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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Comet Crisp

Artist: Jeff Kulak

Jeff is a senior graphic designer at Science World. His illustration work has been published in the Walrus, The National Post, Reader’s Digest and Chickadee Magazine. He loves to make music, ride bikes, and spend time in the forest.

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T-Rex and Baby

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Buddy the T-Rex

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Geodessy

Artist: Michelle Yong

Michelle is a designer with a focus on creating joyful digital experiences! She enjoys exploring the potential forms that an idea can express itself in and helping then take shape.

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Science Buddies

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Western Dinosaur

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.

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Time-Travel T-Rex

Artist: Ty Dale

From Canada, Ty was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1993. From his chaotic workspace he draws in several different illustrative styles with thick outlines, bold colours and quirky-child like drawings. Ty distils the world around him into its basic geometry, prompting us to look at the mundane in a different way.