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MAAS Open Studio 2021


21st January 2021 – 21st February 2021

Open Studio will open here on the 21st of January


This year MA Art and Science students are mostly working from their home-studios. With tighter studio spaces they collaborate with co-habiting species, work with diverse responsive matter and make experiments in their living spaces.

Giving full attention to their surroundings, each student’s work develops to explore variations of possible futures.

SEE YOU TOMORROW invites you to see how artists make work by combining their creative practice with scientific research and what happens in the process.

The map navigates you to public places frequented by artists on the course. If you happen to be in the area close to their dot on the map, then follow directions to find an object temporarily placed by the artist, for you to see and use as a QR Code portal to their virtual studio. If these locations are local to you* then please try visiting these places physically to have an embodied experience of each and every spot chosen for you by the artists, and then share your moments with us using #SeeYouTomorrow #MAAS21 #artandscience

Participating Artists: Lucy Jane MacAllister Dukes, Clemence Vazard, Shivani Mathur, Kelly Briggs, Diana Krilova, Sophia Cakova, Laurane Le Goff, Haoran Ye, Steve Wheeler, Patryk Starzykowski, Ruth Hallgarten, Laura Melissa Williams, Aminder Virdee, Vidya Lalgudi Jaishankar, Sorcha Jewell, Dovile Antusaite Sostakas, Maite Pastor Blanco, Anita Chanda, Younkuk Choi, Noa Rodríguez Méndez, Holly Moore, Joana Viveiros, Kiah Nicole Fisher, Josie Rae Turnbull, Wendelle Allado, Debra Pollarini, Audrey Rangel Aguirre, Himarni Moonasinghe, Anna Linnea Strøe, Yan Gi Cheng, Steffi Callaghan, Elena Vittoria Bevilacqua, Yawen Zhang, Merve Safa Erguner, Belle Kushner, Xin Sun, Molly Macleod, Laura Benetton, Emma Williams, Thomas Graham, Roseanna Clarke, Rowan Affleck, Georgina Clift, Kaini Zhang.

* in compliance with current covid-safety guidelines in your area

Group shot outside the Cyrogenic Test Facility

CERN: January 2020

2 student posing in tunnel at CERN


Blackboard maths equations

CERN has been a place of pilgrimage for scientists from around the world since 1954 and, more recently, they have been joined by artists.  A group of over twenty MAAS colleagues were privileged to spend four days in the company of our hosts, Michael Hoch and Andy Charalambous, exploring the site of the vast and the minuscule.  We are grateful to them and to all the others who supported them in making the trip such a success.

Students talking Physics

talking about the tunnel

Happy students in tunnel at CERN

Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva on the way in..

Presentation in the earliest particle accelerator at CERN

Presentation in the earliest particle accelerator at CERN

Michael Hoch, our guide on site

Michael Hoch, our guide on site

Where anti-matter was first observed

Where anti-matter was first observed – for the tiniest fraction of a second

Outside the exhibition centre...

Outside the public exhibition centre…

...and part of the exhibition inside

…and part of the ‘Star Trek’ exhibition inside

Exploring a section of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) re-constructed above ground

Exploring a section of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) re-constructed above ground

It's not all high tech though...a gift from the Indian government

It’s not all high tech though.  A gift from the Indian government

Michael leads us down 100m to the Compact Muon Solonoid Detector (CMS)

Michael leads us down 100m to the Compact Muon Solonoid Detector (CMS)

Selfie central in front of CMS where the Higgs Boson was discovered!

Selfie central in front of CMS where the Higgs Boson was discovered!

The bank of detectors surrounding the LHC where protons collide

The bank of detectors surrounding the LHC where protons collide

Andy has been associated with CERN for many years. Here he poses with his work at the CMS site

Andy has been associated with CERN for many years. Here he poses with his work at the CMS site

Our visit was rounded off with a performance riffing on science vs belief at the IdeasSquare

Our visit was rounded off with a performance riffing on science vs belief at the IdeasSquare

All photographs © Phil Barton 2020

      And the last word goes to Molly Mcleod responding to the trip in words and images:

Breath holding, brain drain. 
Is a particle an object or an event? Your perception does not effect their behaviour. 
Contact inhibition, vague but exciting.
Strip away the layers to find the primordial mass. 

Cloud over factory roof; blue skyMetal staircase up the side of a grey wallThree chimneys emitting white smoke into a blue sky

EmbryonicA Open Studio 4th December 2019

image of people in studio

Above image: Archway Studios – sorted and ready


Above image:  My Face


Close up of image reflection

Above image: Close up of distorted reflection


Close up of Claire's sculpture

Close up of Claire Mc Dermott’s sculpture 


Member of the public turning the page of an artist note boot

Above image: Osca Towe’s artist note book


Di's swirls of white lines on black background

Above image: Di Wingate’s installation


Image of water stains

Above Image:Image of water colour stains and line work 


Above image: Studio photograph of Richard Paton, Phil Barton, and Raji Jagadeesan artwork


photograph of hand sculpture

Above image: Sculpture of sign language



Moss growing on artwork

Above Image: Moss growing on artwork


Above image: Archway Studio


Above image: Colin Clark’s live matter


close up of textiles

Above image: Close up of textile sculpture


plaster sculpture

Above image: Plaster sculpture


close up of metal curved triangle sculpture

Above image: Close up of triangle sculpture


Image oc speaker and orange metals coils

Above image: A Speaker and orange coils of metal


Above image: Image of textiles, plaster and wood by Rose


Above image: Curves by Raji Jugadeesan


Graphic image with a portrait in a black, white and grey chess background

Above Image Perspective’s by Maria Ribeiro 


Image of illusion

Above image: Image of illusion


Above Image: from left to right, Di Wingate, Phil Burton and Richard Paton


light falling on hanging artwor

Above image: Print on mirror


Tuesday 4 December 2018
4.30 – 8.00pm

MA Art and Science (Central Saint Martins) invite you to our Open Studio event, EmbryonicA, presenting intriguing artworks and experiments from 40+ interdisciplinary practitioners.

2nd Floor, Elthorne Studios
9 -15 Elthorne Road
London N19 4AJ

Nearest Tube – Archway : Rail – Upper Holloway

Please register your interest on our Facebook event.

We hope to see you there.

Prepare to visit Fields!


The installation of the 2018 MA Art and Science degree show, Fields is well underway and all the artists from the 2018 cohort are excited to welcome everyone to come and see their work from 23-27 May. 

The show promises to demonstrate innovative lines of thought merged with experimental techniques, stimulating creative discourse, as students explore the relationship between art and science, disciplines that inform and respond to social change. With a range of backgrounds including art, illustration, psychology, biochemistry and mathematics, MA Art and Science graduates have developed a spectrum of interdisciplinary approaches. Fields is explorative with artworks, workshops and performances embracing diverse media including new technologies, installation, storytelling, analogue media, photography and virtual reality.

Visit Fields and expect to be immersed and intrigued by the liminal space between art and science. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring images and statements by each artist and information on collaborative projects and residencies.


Allison Barclay-Michaels | Liv Bargman | Stephen Bennett | Áinne Burke | Helen Cawley | Tere Chad | Hazel Chiang | Meri Lathi | Rebecca Leach McDonald | Julie Light | Reggy (Tong) Liu | Chris Makin | Jill Meuller | Priya Odedra | Pandora Peng | Lisa Pettibone | Gary Scott | Eleonora Sher | Amy Starmar | Olga Suchanova | Çağlar Tahiroğlu | Bekk Wells | Victoria Westerman | Chang Zhou


23 – 27 May 2018
Opening times | Wed to Fri 12-8pm | Sat to Sun 12-5pm

Location | K-Space, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA, United Kingdom

This year the Degree Show will be accompanied by a Symposium on Saturday 26th, May.

Saturday 26 May 2018


FREE – Tickets now available at Eventbrite

Crossing Fields: Join MA Art and Science graduating students and guests for a day of talks, demonstrations and discussions crossing fields in art and science.

Part 1: Experience and Collaborations

12.30 to 14.15

The Subjective Experience in Art and Science

With Meri Lahti, Jill Mueller, Eleonora Sher and Caglar Tahiroglu

Sciences that deal with subjective human experiences such as psychology, anthropology and sociology are often associated with art in terms of their expressive or therapeutic aspects, but how do they sit within the Art and Science umbrella which is usually the domain of the ‘hard’ sciences of biology, physics, chemistry and maths?

Three dimensions of collaboration

Interdisciplinary collaborations can take many forms. This panel gives three perspectives on collaborations between artists and science organisations. Lisa Pettibone discusses how experiencing the CERN environment offers inspiration to artists. Helen Cawley, in an ongoing collaboration with the CLOUD Experiment at CERN, gives insight into how she has managed working with a large team of international scientists to communicate climate science, and Julie Light reflects on working with the Royal Society and how artists can generate new conversations about the future of scientific research.

Incredible Insects: Collaborating with Nature’s Biofactories.

Illustrator and Artist Liv Bargman and Scientist Rebecca Devine (University of East Anglia) will discuss their research and collaboration on Leafcutter Ants and the future of antibiotics: “Humans have been using antibiotics for less than 100 years and already antimicrobial resistance is posing a major risk to modern medicine.  In contrast, leaf-cutter ants have been using antibiotics from the soil for around 50 million years to farm their symbiotic fungus.” (leafcutter ant project at UEA)

Part 2: Embodiment and Connection

14.45 to 16.30

Off the Page and into the Fields

Interactive talks and discussion around the role art plays in transforming abstract ideas and theories about climate change and the environment into embodied experiences and actions with SRG Bennett, Priya Odedra and Rebecca Leach McDonald.

Poetry of the Imaginary Plane

Amy Knight explores the notion of the real-imagined plane in the mind’s eye, a timeless space, which has capacity to harvest unbounded creative potential.

How can we connect?

With María Teresa Chadwick Irarrázaval, Reggy (Tong) Lui, Pandora Peng and Victoria Westerman. A panel of discussions concerning the connection between people and society as a whole. This section of the symposium will explore the ways art and science might discuss the creation of a unifying visual language, the psychology of identity and the masks we present to each other, how data theory can investigate philosophies of connection to the deceased, and the balance between intimacy and tactile connection in a multimedia age.

Procession for the Physical Sciences

Bekk Wells will end the symposium with a grand processional finale.

CSM X CMS: Entangled

CSM X CMS: Entangled | 14 – 17 June | MA Art and Science 2017


CSM X CMS: Entangled 

DATES: Wed 14 – Sat 17 June 2017

LOCATION: Four Corners Gallery, London, 121 Roman Road, E2 0QN, Bethnal Green

OPENING TIMES: Wed to Sat | 10.00 – 18.00

PRIVATE VIEW: Thurs 15 June | 18.00 – 20.30

A3-high res-CRN

Placing themselves firmly at the centre of contemporary Art and Science discourse, nineteen artists from Central Saint Martins respond to their December 2016 visit to CERN and the CMS detector in their exhibition at Four Corners Gallery, London, June 14-17, 2017. The striking array of work confirms that when creative minds grasp universal concepts, at the core of our material understanding of the universe, you can expect the unexpected.

About the Exhibition

Sculpture, film, printmaking, sound and art installations are just some of the outcomes from reflections on their surprising discoveries from the trip, including a rare look at the inside of the CMS detector experiment, particles in cloud chambers that may help us understand climate change, and the baffling quantity and randomness of data produced to confirm minute particle reactions.

Additionally, there is the memorable impression of the deeper social context of the institution itself. Often in parallel with what drives artists, scientists are striving to grasp the unknown and offer their discoveries to humanity in an ethos of sharing and openness. Artists recognise the exhilaration of new perspectives relating to what we are made of and, also seek to make fresh connections and intuitive leaps in understanding.

In preparation for the exhibition, between 8-11 May a number of the artists returned to CERN for further research and collaboration with the physicists. During the exhibition workshops, artist talks and other activities will take place in the gallery space. We are grateful to CMS and art@cms for making our visits possible.


Participating Artists

Allison Barclay-Michaels, Stephen Bennett, Joshua Bourke, Amy Knight, Reggy Liu, Maria Macc, Fiona Morf, Jill Mueller, Priya Odedra, Helen O’Donoghue, Yun Peng, Lisa Pettibone, Heather Scott, Hannah Scott, Nicolas Strappini, Olga Suchanova, Bekk Wells, Victoria Westerman and guest artist Andy Charalambous (CSM lecturer and CERN consultant in association with Imperial College, London)


THIRD MATTER | 24-28 May | MA Art and Science degree show 2017


Central Saint Martins’ graduates showcase innovative and thought-provoking work from the interdisciplinary MA Art and Science programme.

DATES | Wed 24th – Sun 28th May 2017

LOCATION | Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 3rd Floor,

1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA, United Kingdom

OPENING TIMES | Wed to Fri 12.00 – 20.00 | Sat to Sun 12.00 – 18.00


THIRD MATTER, this year’s MA Art and Science graduates at Central Saint Martins, present a stimulating event showcasing their unique insight into contemporary issues. With an eclectic mix of backgrounds, and inspired by their individual connections with the evolving area of art and science, works are responding to diverse topics including: Consciousness through sound; non-verbal communication across dimensions; alienation and reclaiming the self, to nostalgia and memory provoked by smell. The body is investigated through the tropes of scientific enquiry and models of A.I. and considerations of genetics and evolutionary pressure. The effects of how we co-habit with the landscape and nature are explored through themes of Anthropocene, pollution and interfaces of synthetic and organic matter and questions relating to the evidence of ‘being’ are raised from visualizing particle energy release to the existence of black-holes.

Provocative, challenging and engaging, the exhibition will include works developed from research undertaken by private enquiry and through collaborations with scientists. With student backgrounds spanning electro-engineering, fine art, film production, graphic design, photography to psychology, the creative relationships between art and science are explored in an individual approach expressed by a diverse range of media.

Agnese Basova | Josh Chow | Monika Dorniak | Michelle von Mandel | Maria McCullough (Macc) | Juan Perez | Leon Radschinski-Gorman | Virginie Serneels | Iting Shih | Hannah Scott | Heather Scott | Nicolas Strappini | Neus Torres Tamarit | Yu-Ji


Saturday 27 May, 14:00 – 17:00. The exhibition is accompanied by an afternoon of performances, demonstrations and conversations.

Free event but please book to reserve a place here 


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Somehow You and I Collide – MA Interim Show, 16-19 March

Somehow You and I Collide showcases the work of over 70 postgraduate art students in the first year of their course, be it MA Art and Science, MA Fine Art or MA Photography at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

Somehow You and I Collide

Somehow You and I Collide

Housed in the underground post-industrial space of Mangle in London’s East End, the space provides a perfect backdrop for contemporary work that considers what it means to make in today’s economic and political landscape.

Sharing their postgraduate work publicly for the first time, the students span the full scope of media from painting, sculpture, video, performance, and experimental interactive works. Their approaches are diverse and address a range of themes including – but by no means limited to – identity, celebrity, reality, chaos, and excess.

What brings these works together is a shared sense of urgency, the art shown in Somehow You and I Collide is work that needs to be made and needs to be shown.

Please join us for an event that is sure to be exciting and thought-provoking.

Somehow You and I Collide

2-18 Warburton Road, E8 3FN

Private View Thursday 16 March: 6 – 9pm

Exhibition continues 17-19 March: 12 – 6pm

Mind_Matter: MA Art and Science Open Studio

MA Art and Science, 
Open Studio

Students from the MA Art and Science at Central Saint Martins open their studio doors this November to share research, experiments and artworks. 

Private View 
Weds 11 November, 17.00-19.30

Exhibition continues:
Thursday 12 & Friday 13 November, 12.00-19.00
Saturday 14 November, 12.00-17.00

Elthorne Studios
9-15 Elthorne Road
London N19 4AJ

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