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SciArt at the Cavendish Laboratory

The SciArt at the Cavendish Exhibition.



SciArt at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, UK.

“Making Sense of the World”.


SciArt in Cambridge is excited to present the first Cambridge SciArt Exhibition at the Cavendish Laboratory as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.
The exhibition will be open during the Cambridge Science Festival, March 2018 and is being sponsored by ZEISS and the Institute of Physics.


 Submissions have now closed for this exhibition. We look forward to welcoming you in March!



The SciArt movement aims to engage a wider audience with Science through Art, reaching people who perhaps would not normally react to, or be interested in, Science. We believe Art can communicate emotionally to people in a way that Science rarely does.


SciArt in Cambridge is a fast growing community of creative people, including artists and scientists, aiming to make the secrets of the world we live in more intelligible and engaging to the human imagination. We are building accessible, friendly and open-minded platforms - meetups, discussions, debates, events and exhibitions - in order to foster and promote collaborations between artists and scientists.


As the first laboratory in the world to award PhDs in Physics and with 29 members receiving Nobel Prizes for their work, the Cavendish Labs provide an inspirational setting for physics inspired artwork, having some relationship with Physics or its language - Mathematics - therefore tying in with the theme of Cambridge Science Festival 2018 “Making Sense of the World”.

The relationship between artwork and venue does not necessarily need to be a linear one, however. The Cavendish Laboratory has had an important influence on Biology through the application of X-ray Crystallography to the study of structures of biological molecules. In this case, Artists have been asked to clearly state their rationale for submitting.

We aim to show work in a variety of media - painting, film, photography, sculpture, installation and wearables. We have received an overwhelming amount of submissions and sadly, will not be able to show everything. Each entry will be judged on its individual merits and adherence to the brief by the organising committee of SciArt in Cambridge.

This exhibition will provide a platform to share ideas and bring people together with opportunities to chat with Cavendish physicists.


Exhibition Opening Times and Events:

Monday 19th - Friday 23rd March open daily 10:00 - 16:00

Saturday 24th March: 13:00 - 16:30

Late Openings:

Monday 19th March and Saturday 24th March: 18:00 - 21:00


Special Events:

Tuesday 20th March 19.00: Artists event- presentations by exhibiting artist & the science behind their work - booking required

Saturday 24th March: 14.00-16.30 Families workshop with Neural Knitworks (Drop In)


Exhibition may also open during Cavendish festival events - see website for full details


Sales and Commission:

Artists will be selling work during the exhibition and it will be their responsibility to handle transactions and deliveries. There will be no commission taken for sales of work during this event.