Publication of: Creativity and curiosity: when art meets science

December 11, 2016

I have written an article in association with  Ione Parkin and Alison Lochhead which describes how we have generated a body of work in connection with astronomers, cosmologists and planetary geologists. We are thrilled that Oxford Journals have published our article on Creativity and curiosity: when art meets science in Astronomy & Geophysics.

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RSA – SSA annual Show Edinburgh

November 18, 2016

Pleased to be exhibiting elected pieces at the RSA. SSA annual Show Edinburgh.

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Cambridge Science Festival 13th – 26th March 2017

July 14, 2016

Extremely excited to have been invited to present out Creativity and Curiosity project at the Cambridge Science Festival  13th – 26th March 2017

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Update July 2016 stretching the mind with Astronomy

July 04, 2016

A wonderful day was spent at NAM (National Astronomy Meeting) 16 in Nottingham. Our work was well received and lots of exciting leads to follow up on.

Another great day was spent at IOA (Institute of Astronomy) earlier on in the month listening to mind stretching presentations from Gravitational Waves to the Capturing of Distant Galaxies.

Next on the agenda is a presentation meeting at Leicester University for a “Creative Conversation’

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Update May 2016: Exhibitions and Artist in Residency

May 06, 2016

Currently exhibiting at the Byre,Cornwall  The Byre Gallery – Contemporary Craft Gallery in Millbrook Cornwall, the Cuppola gallery , Sheffield www.cupolagallery.com and the Cank St Gallery, Leicester http://www.cankstreetgallery.co.uk/

Also Artist in Residence at De Montfort University, Leicester till July 16

Recently awarded funding from the Royal Astronomical Society to develop work around curiosity and creativity in relation to space research over the next year.I am working with glassmaker Graeme Hawes.

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New year update! Exhibitions

January 14, 2016

My work is currently on show at the SSA Show in RSA Galleries,Edinburgh  http://www.ssaexhibition.co.uk/ and The Cuppola Gallery, Sheffield, www.cupolagallery.com/

The LSA exhibition, New Walk Museum, Leicesterhttp://www.leicestersocietyofartists.co.uk/events/2015/annual-exhibition-2015.php and pre selected for Visual Arts Scotland exhibition in Edinburgh later this month.http://www.visualartsscotland.org/exhibitions.

I have been invited to be a judge at the Leicester OpenArt Competition later this year http://www.visitleicester.info/things-to-see-and-do/arts-museums/exhibitions/open27/ and will be exhibiting at the www.thebyregallery.co.uk in Cornwall from the 1st April.

In March 16 I will be working with a special needs school in London for their pupils’ art week. Thanks to AccessArt

Two colleagues, Alison Lochhead and Ione Parkins, and I have been awarded a research Grant from the Royal Astronomical Society to develop a planned group exhibition on Creativity and Curiosity. 

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Solo show at @Collective

August 27, 2015

Very excited about my forthcoming solo show at @Collective 2nd October – 11th November 2015

http://www.andcollective.co.uk/gillianmcfarland.html

Maple House
28 Henderson Street
Bridge of Allan
FK9 4HR

Tel: 01786 359864

 

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LSA Annual Exhibition

The latest artwork by members of Leicester Society of Artists and contributions from 28 new members elected in 2015.  http://www.leicestersocietyofartists.co.uk/

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA

6 November 2015 – 9 January 2016

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New gallery – Experiment RVK

Arts Council funded research project with Graeme Hawes RCA: Glass Artist.

 

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LSA and Attenborough Prize

March 12, 2015

I have been elected as a member of the LSA (Leicester Society of artists)  and I have been shortlisted for the Attenborough Prize at the Leicester Open 26

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