The artful researcher: space and history explored through art
Sarah Kirby and Andrews Williams are East Midlands artists set to work with the university for the next academic year as part of the Leverhulme Trust’s Artists in Residence Programme.
Sarah Kirby will be based with the Centre of Urban History; she says she looks forward to exploring new ways of looking at Leicester’s history and while also having the opportunity to collaborate on a project. Sarah’s work is currently on display at the Botanic Garden’s café and while one of her prints hangs on the first floor of the Engineering Building.
Working in the Space Research Centre will be Andrew Williams, composer and multimedia artist. Sound, music, video and digital media will be used by Andrew to create an innovative composition to explain science research in a completely new fashion.
Andrew has worked with the likes of Rolls Royce, British Gas and produced new pieces for orchestras based on science and technology.
He has already collaborated with Dr John Lees, leader of the BioImaging Unit in the Space Research Unit on a project for Embrace Arts which illustrated how radioactivity can be used for medical purposes entitled Radioactivity: Friend or Foe.