Friday, 1 March 2019

Crystalline: Science Week 2019


Crystalline
British Science Week 
at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery 
public event Saturday 16th March
last time, we invented crystal patterns




Abstraction
During British Science Week (9 – 16 March 2019), Buxton Museum and Art Gallery will be hosting the artist Will Hurt as part of the BM125 celebrations. Will’s work explores unusual ways of working with the minerals in the Museum collection 

During the week (11 - 15th) Will will be based in the Museum galleries working with schools and other groups. If you are interested, contact the Museum who will put you in touch with Will.
email: buxton.museum@derbyshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01629 533540

On Saturday 16th, we are having a Minerals afternoon with all sorts of exciting things going on

With Will, you might:

  • Make Mineral Sounds. Place minerals from the Museum’s collections on to turntables and listen to them make music. Custom software and webcams translate the silhouettes of minerals into audible soundscapes.
  • Draw Minerals. Use an iPad to create images of your own virtual minerals. Draw geometry inspired by minerals into virtual space, choose sizes and colours then save and print your images.
  • Create Mineral Abstractions. Interact with a large touchscreen to explore an audio-visual composition created in response to electron microscope images of minerals.

Musician Oliver Payne will also be joining us on the Saturday to do a short 20min sound performance using Will's Crystalline software and some of his own contraptions. 
 
Draw your own minerals
Other activities include

Growing Crystals Kits: prepare your own mineral mix so you can just “add water and wait” - grow your own crystal gardens or Borax "sort-of-snowflakes"

Make a mineral zoetrope: design and make your own flickering crystal magic lantern
 
crystals grown in earlier events - thanks, Jess!
Event details
Date: Saturday 16th March
Time: 1 – 4pm

Joining in:
No booking needed, just drop by and join in: last new entries 3.30
Free
Materials provided
the shape and surface of a mineral gives us sound and music



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