Teaching Science through Art – From the Outside in (2016)

From the Outside In

‘blurring the line between art and science – through the body’

Artists (Morgan Sinton-Hewitt, Anna DimitriuMelissa Fisher, Elizabeth Murton and Heather Barnett) working alongside scientists (Dr Lewis Goodings, Betsy Lewis-Holmes, Sarah Bearchell), a musician (Holly Barker) and dancers (Amici Dance Theatre Company)  engaged in an art-science exploration – the project provided participants with an opportunity to work with their peers, creatively explore how their bodies’ function mentally, physically and psychologically and how this has been understood historically. We developed skills and knowledge relating to art, biomedical science and communication and shared these with the wider community.

The Projects:

Memory, Movement and Neuroscience – Morgan Sinton-Hewitt (with Dr Lewis Goodings and musician Holly Barker)

Genetics and the digital age – Artists Anna Dimitru and Melissa Fisher

Mechanics of the Body – Artist Elizabeth Murton

Mapping the Body

In collaboration, artist Heather Barnett, researcher Betsy Lewis Holmes and Morgan Sinton-Hewitt (with Amici Dance Theatre Company)

Community feedback day – Invited to share our work with an audience of local residents, schools and SEND professionals.

Teachers Event  I ran a connected workshop for local teachers looking at the potential for art materials to facilitate an exploration of broader philosophical concepts


The body of work created was shown during 2 exhibitions which I co-curated with Josie Dick @ Orleans House Gallery