Translation: From Bench to Brain
Art Exhibition and Public Engagement Event, BayArt Gallery, 54B/C Bute Street, Cardiff Bay
31st October 2011 to 4th November 2011.
Between Monday the 31 October and Friday 4 November 2011, at BayArt Gallery in Cardiff Bay we will be hosting an art exhibition entitled Translation: From Bench to Brain. The exhibition will contain the work of two artists, Julia Thomas and Rhys Bevan Jones who are collaborating with the MRC centre and who have interests in issues such as genetic studies related to mental health, classification, metaphor and representation, variability, identity, and ‘big science’. The overriding theme of the exhibition will be how scientific information is relayed from the laboratory bench into social consciousness, with an awareness of the ethical side-effects that such a translation can create.
The exhibition is part of the broader ESRC Festival of Social Science Week which runs from the 29th October to the 5th November, and this particular event is a collaboration between the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics & Genomics and the ESRC Centre for the Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen).
BayArtGallery will be open to the public on a daily basis between the hours of 10am and 5pm and, in addition to this, evening talks will be held on Wednesday the 2 November and Friday the 4 November. At these evening events, the gallery will remain open until 8.30pm.
At the Wednesday evening event, invited guests will speak on the academic work which has fed into many of the pieces of artwork on display. These will include Dr Ian Jones of the MRC Centre and Dr Andrew Bartlett of Cesagen. The evening of the 4th November will allow the artists to discuss their own inspirations in creating the exhibits.
If you would like to read a report about the exhibition and hear more about the event please click here:
Jamie Lewis LewisJT1@cardiff.ac.uk
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