Eleanor Gates-Stuart from the ANU will be combining science and art for centenary celebrations

kepayne 19 April 2012

According to ANU News, Eleanor Gates-Stuart, a PhD student from the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, has been commissioned to produce her winning concept StellrScope as part of the Centenary of Canberra Celebrations.

Eleanor’s winning concept is StellrScope, a visual arts production that will explore the Canberra region’s connection to the Australian wheat industry from the 1800s to the modern era.

“I am very excited about the Centenary of Canberra Commission as I saw this as an opportunity to focus on the early achievements of wheat experimentalism, and the outstanding innovation of wheat research over the past century,” Eleanor said. “My aim is to catalyze additional links between science areas in ways that scientists would not otherwise pursue and deliver an artistic insight to the complexity and importance of research discovery and invention.

She will commence StellrScope during a residency with the CSIRO and it will be presented for public viewing in August 2013 at Questacon.

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