Exhibition: Laboratory of Dark Matters
The opening of an exhibition of new work reflecting unique responses to dark matter research and the broader issues it touches upon.
Visit the exhibition of new work reflecting unique responses to dark matter research and the broader issues it touches upon at Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, near Boulby Underground Laboratory on the North East Coast.
Exhibition continues to September 2nd 2017
Open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm; Saturday 1pm – 4pm; Closed Sundays
Participating artists: Amy Gear, Daniel Clark, Elizabeth Murton, Kate Fahey, Luci Eldridge, Melanie King, Robert Good, Peter Glasgow, Sarah Gillett, Susan Eyre.
In Spring 2016, a group of artists visited Boulby Underground Laboratory to meet scientists working on dark matter detection. Hosted by Boulby lab. director Prof. Sean Paling and particle astrophysicist Dr Chamkaur Ghag the artists were transported 1100m below ground to a hidden environment located in the UK’s deepest working mine. In this extraordinary setting beyond the reach of cosmic rays and background radiation the artists gained a glimpse into the dedicated world that the scientists inhabit and found there was common ground they share between them as both seek to understand the mysteries of the universe.
The visit to Boulby Mine was a catalyst for the artists to develop new work, coming together for a residency at Guest Projects, sponsored by Yinka Shonibare Studios, the artists aimed to echo the ethos of the laboratory through research, experimental works, discussions and testing boundaries between the arts and sciences.
To complement the exhibition there will be a programme of free workshops and events.
Further information at www.laboratoryofdarkmatters.com