Eleanor Gates-Stuart has a unique profile that extends a spectrum of roles. She is currently a researcher with the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) at the ANU, and associated with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
Eleanor’s research in Science and Art is diverse and collaborative. Specialising in visual media communicating her artistic practice in new and innovative ways, questioning and engaging audience in art, science and technology, working with major research organisations, museums, business and local government. Her scope of creativity and production is extensive and includes interactive exhibits, content development, application of innovative materials, design, print, publication material and film works. All require decisive action in regards to timelines, media management, logistics, production and delivery, especially when coordinating multiple venues, international companies and a team at several national locations.
This successful project, StellrScope, was awarded to Eleanor by the Centenary of Canberra as a major Science Art Commission, that was supported by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government and the Australian Government. CSIRO was the host for this research, engaging Eleanor as the Science Art Fellow with the Food Futures Flagship and the Computational Informatics (CIS) Research Division.
Eleanor’s interests firmly crossover arts, science, design, technology and communication. Having received numerous awards, grants, and commissions in her career, Eleanor’s international artistic profile and research includes roles such as associate professor, curator, exhibitor and director of media and science arts events. She is a regular contributor to numerous professional associations, enjoys working on collaborations, publishing and presenting papers at conferences in the UK, USA, Taiwan and Australia.
A resource for Art teachers relating to art works commissioned as part of the Centenary of Canberra.
Author: Chris Melican
Publication Link: www.canberra100.com.au