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Thursday, April 20 • 17:30 - 19:30
Art and Conservation Science: Creative Communication

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Alice White presents a pop-up exhibition of her original paintings and drawings, together with a short slide-show and talk.
The speaker will describe how the artwork on show was created as a direct result of working with marine conservation scientists, and will discuss the tangible benefits that art/science collaborations can have for practitioners working within both fields. Using her own experience as an example, and the exhibition itself to illustrate the points being made, the artist will touch on the following topics:
-Why have an artist: The ways in which artists and their artwork can contribute to science research and practice.
-How to install an artist: Encouraging thinking about artists as a key part of the presentation and communication of scientific knowledge.
-When to use art: How creative reasoning techniques and visual research methods commonly used by artists can be useful to scientists.
-What will my artist do?: A call for better integration of local and international artists into current conservation practices, to become better contributors as well as observers.
-Assembly instructions: Artists can be seen as key social interventionists, spreading positive conservation messages to a more diverse audience. How and why it is important to tap into the creative networks.
Attendees will be encouraged to comment and ask questions as part of the session.
Room Needs: (laptop and projector screen, together with all cables. Laser pointer. Table to put said equipment on. Walls suitable for hanging artwork PLEASE email me to discuss this in detail.) 

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Alice White

Associate Lecturer, Central St Martins College of Art and Design, Artist
Alice White's artwork aims to provide a new perspective on the traditionally inaccessible field of marine conservation, with particular emphasis on rare species which are indigenous to UK waters. During her year as the Artist for Animals at ZSL London Zoo, her project ‘A New Wave... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 17:30 - 19:30 BST
South Cloister Barry Building, Ground Floor