Our Paper Maker Pairs are a few months old now. We all began by reading the same Science paper “The Impact of Climate Change on the World’s Marine Ecosystems” by marine biologists Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and John Bruno.
Each pair have been inspired and interested by different topics mentioned in the paper, including the tiny plants that provide us with half of our daily oxygen, the fragility of ecosystems to change, acidification caused by rising CO2 levels, and our own connections with the ocean.
Digital designs, campaigns and drawings have been created. Field trips have been undertaken. The boundaries between artist and scientist are closing as both contingents learn from each other – how they gain inspiration and interpret information – and work together to make something new.
This is the heart of our project: creating art that will help people connect to, and understand, the message held within the Science paper.
The next step is to take to the streets and cities to share our ideas with everybody. Old, young, tall, small…everybody. What use are our ideas if you don’t understand them? Our creations if you don’t see them? We need help and input to make them as effective as possible!
So we are very excited to be part of Glasgow Science Festival 2015. As one of the largest science festivals in the UK it has an audience of 50,000 people of all ages and backgrounds. Between the 6th and 7th of June we will be at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum…a perfect setting and audience for us to begin!
At our stall will be a whole range of activities to suit everybody, including;
· Have a sneak peak at some of the Paper Maker projects
· Play Top Trumps with our new card game inspired by the UK rocky shore
· Brush up on your art skills by helping us create more Top Trump cards
· Acidification and lemons…Take our lemon challenge!
We can’t wait to see you there!
The Paper Makers