About: About Science Gallery London

Science Gallery London is a flagship project for King’s College London, and a space unlike any other in the capital, or the country. Due to open in 2018 on Guy’s Campus, its mission is to connect art, science and health to drive innovation in the heart of the city, achieved through themed seasons of exhibitions, events, talks and workshops – each developed through conversation and connection between artists and scientists. King’s research will be at the core of the programme – including the latest scientific thinking from the university’s researchers – and visitors are invited to participate and respond to what they see and hear. The Gallery and its programme has a core focus on engaging 15–25-year-olds, with particular emphasis on the local community in Southwark and Lambeth.

BLOOD: Life Uncut is a pop-up season taking place across various sites in London Bridge and Peckham. The new permanent Gallery, currently still under construction, will be based in a renovated Georgian building at the foot of The Shard in London Bridge.

Through Science Gallery London, King’s seeks to share its research more broadly, enhance the student experience, support the increase of science and cultural capital and forge innovative collaboration with London, its communities, visitors, companies and other organisations.

Science Gallery London is part of the Global Science Gallery Network connecting scientists to artists worldwide. Each Science Gallery will provide its home city with a platform for live research and experimentation – exposing local communities to unexpected and surprising exhibitions and inspiring the next generation of creative thinkers.

Curatorial Advisors

To reflect Science Gallery London’s aspiration to act as a catalyst for creative collaborations in art and science, we draw on the expertise of a group of people who approach the season topic from their individual artistic or scientific perspectives. Our curatorial advisors help Science Gallery London to shape the content and direction of the season so that it becomes something that has credence in their respective worlds.

Linda Barber
Senior lecturer, Division of Cancer Studies, King’s College London

Sabrina Mahfouz
Playwright, poet and screenwriter

David Rees
Consultant Paediatric Haematologist, King’s College Hospital, London

Mike Shattock
Professor of Cellular Cardiology, St Thomas’ Hospital London

 

SEASON CREATIVE PRODUCER

Andy Franzkowiak

Andy is an award-winning creative producer who specialises in science/art projects and site-specific works. He is co-director of Shrinking Space – an arts and science production company who have worked with European Space Agency, Rutherford Appleton Labs, NASA, British Science Festival, King’s College London, New Scientist and Somerset House.

 

27 July - 13 November Blood

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