When is a Star a Star? by Bonnie Craig


As part of the Testing Ground project, artist Bonnie Craig worked with astrophysicist  Prof Derek Ward-Thompson, in the School of Physical Sciences & Computing at UCLan, to produce a new body of work, which was exhibited as part of the Lancashire Science Festival.

The exhibition featured a series of prints that explored the use of colour, shape, pattern and composition in representing the mathematics and science of star formation. Based on an ongoing dialogue between the artist and astrophysicist, the work demonstrated how artists and scientists can work together, bringing new perspectives and processes to each other’s work.

As well as producing the prints, Bonnie also collaborated with visitors to the Science Festival to create a large-scale artwork in the gallery.

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