Today news blog is all about the ASTROART-ORIGINS intro event that happened last Sunday on the 19th Feb 2023, that announced the Prizes and inspiration for the Exhibition and Competition.
You may have noticed on my home page that the Art Life Society was founded in early 2020 (officially 2019) by myself and a few artists, it has since grown in numbers and is exhibiting and holding regular events. I am one of the Communication Officers. Being a part of Art Life Society is a passion of mine. Helping to bring people together for artistic pursuits of diverse activities for all abilities. Therefore, I'd like to share here the Open Call and all that happened last Sunday, and of course to encourage, perhaps artists like yourself to join the Art Life Society and exhibit at the, National Astronomy Meeting 2023 for AstroArt Origins.
OPEN CALL FOR ASTROART ORIGINS
SUBMIT YOUR ARTWORK VIA-
All the details you require; Rules and Information about about exhibition are available via the link above.
Submission Date 02/06/2023 12AM
T&C: To apply you must over 18 and a member of the
Art Life Society Membership is £5 per year.
When is the actual Exhibition?
3rd - 7th July 2023
The National Astronomy Meeting 2023
The New Centre for Student Life-
In Association with
Cardiff University School of Physic and Astronomy
First of all, I'd like to convey my upmost appreciation and big thank you to all that attended the introduction event for the AstroArt-Origins Exhibition; To the Art Life Society committee, Sarah Fowler, Karen Williams and Bill Roger for attending Zoom Meetings and Prof. Steve Eales, Dr. Christopher North for inviting us to be apart of the National Astronomy Meeting 2023 and the researchers, students that gave presentations. To everyone that mingled with us all in the 'Rest Frame' room and to those that stayed on for the Cosmic Watercolour workshop on the 19th Feb at Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy.
It was wonderful to see many familiar faces, a few new ones too, and fantastic to have the opportunity to listen to Astronomers, Physicist and Cosmologists who shared their work and showed us inspiring images and videos.
I was honoured to be hosting the talk to introduced the project, and the opportunity to provide a little background as to why Prof. Steve Eales and Dr. Christopher North contacted myself just before Christmas in the first place.
Prof. Steve Eales Head of Astronomy Group, and Dr. Chris North Public Engagements, had the idea to create an exhibition along side the National Astronomy Meeting 2023. Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy is hosting the event this year in the new Student Life Centre, July 3rd-7th. To be frank Prof. Steve Eales did not know of any artists, as he puts it, 'because all we do is hang around with other scientists all day' other than myself! He contacted me and asked if I knew any artists and I was very happy to inform that yes, in fact I do, the Art Life Society!
Infinite LIGO Dreams
I had previously worked with the department over 7 years ago to create a large painting called 'Infinite LIGO Dreams'. The painting is on permanent display in the 'Rest Frame' room in the North Building, along side a few other paintings I had created in the basement of Dr Dan Read's lab (another story). 'Infinite LIGO Dreams' celebrates the discovery of gravitational waves in 2015, which in turn proved Albert Einstein theory of general relativity 1915, it was and still is an immense discovery.
I had opportunity to share a short video integrating the visual data, showing the development with audio/music, and then to show the physical painting in the 'Rest Frame' for the first time to people outside of the University.
The purpose of showing this artwork was to show one of the ways in which artists, perhaps you, might like to approach creating art for the AstroArt Origins exhibitions, albeit, a little something to spark the imagination.
After I had shown this I was able to then provide a brief overview of how artists (maybe you) are able to submit work using the online form which is accessed via the linktr.ee/artlifesociety.
If you have any questions at all about the artwork you would like to submit please do not hesitate to ask email: email@example.com.
We are very please to also announce the Prizes at the intro event funded by the National Astronomy Meeting 2023-
Prizes are by public ballot.
Attendees to the National Astronomy Meeting 2023 (NAM) will be encouraged to place votes for their favourite ASTROART-ORIGINS artwork at the front desk of the event. The prize giving ceremony will be on the evening of Thursday 6th July sometime between 6pm-8pm.
1st Prize £500
2nd Prize £250
5 Runner up Prizes - £50 in the form of an art or science related voucher.
Researcher and Student Presentations
Following the logistics of entering and announcing of the Prizes. Our marvellous physicists and astronomers gave individual talks with wonderful inspiring images of the universe that we, the artists, could be sparked by. They were all very excited, passionate and enthusiastic about their work it really was marvellous to see them share their work.
Prof. Steve Eales - Introduced further details about NAM Astro Origins
Dr. Roger Wesson - imaging supernovas
Andrew Cook - Galaxy formations in Simulations (Dr. Freeke van de Voort - Simulations)
Ana Duarte Cabral - Star formation
Theotokis Georgatos - Cloud Collisions
Recording of their presentations and are available for the purposes of the competition please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
We followed the talks with refreshments in the 'Rest Frame' where the Infinite LIGO Dreams painting (amongst others) I have created are on permanent display. It was a fantastic chance for artists and physicists alike to meet each other and generate ideas.
Cosmic Watercolour Workshop
Following this I tutored a Cosmic Watercolour Workshop to create paintings inspired by images from space.
The Photos below express all!
It was a truly wonderful afternoon purely made possible by all those that attended with their grate enthusiasm and interest.
The event was sponsored by the Institute of Physics and promoted by Cardiff Science Festival.
I am very much looking forward to seeing the artworks that will be produced.
Penelope Rose Cowley
Communications Officer Art Life Society