Drawing things together
Greg Elgar (SBCS) and Pat Healey (IMC) have been successful in an application for a Wellcome Trust Arts Award which "funds projects that investigate biomedical science and its social contexts". This is mainly to support an interactive event as part of the launch of the Big Draw 2007 which will hopefully involve some famous artists and drawing oriented scientists. The main event will take place in the Octagon on the 30th of Sept.
Title: "Drawing Things Together: Using artistic practice to explore complex developmental pathways"
The project will produce a range of innovative interactive visual tools, which can be used by children and professionals to explore and understand similarities and differences between animals (vertebrates), particularly during early development, and how these have arisen through evolution. An artist working with biomedical scientists will create useful ways of representing the networks of interaction between genes and regulatory elements that govern the development of organisms, and offer important insights into human development and abnormalities. The aim is to communicate these relationships in exciting ways at different levels, from children’s drawing games and a DVD for schools to spatial and diagrammatic models for students, scientists and the public.