Science & Art – Bioinformatics and Plant Industry

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Stellr’Interview

StellrScope Filmaker, Emily Hungerford, on set at the StellrScope Exhibition filming the installation with the team.

Film maker, Emily Hungerford’s film about the making of ‘StellrScope’. A Science Art commission awarded to artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart, by the Centenary of Canberra, ACT Chief Minister’s Office and supported by the Australian Federal Government.

Film Maker: Emily Hungerford at StellrScope with Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Film Maker: Emily Hungerford at StellrScope with Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Here is Emily’s film – interviewing StellrScope Artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Great job Emily !!


StellrScope on Tour

StellrScope Exhibition Guide - Information for touring the work.

StellrScope Exhibition Guide – Information for touring the work.

StellrScope Touring Exhibition Booklet Guide

Provides further information on the StellrScope Exhibition and relating works as part of the CSIRO Residency and the Centenary of Canberra Science Art Commission.

For more information, contact email: stellrscope@stellrscope.com

To view online:

 


Hot Seeds

Hot Seeds Artworks via ISSUU

Part of the Science Art Commission (Centenary of Canberra) and CSIRO Residency

Click on the image below to view the publication


Beautiful Mutant

Image: 'Beautiful Mutant' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Image: ‘Beautiful Mutant’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

‘Beautiful Mutant’ is the first of the virtual crop series being developed as an artwork for StellrScope. These 3D plants as based on ancestral genes and the experimental cross-breeding of wheat.

 

Image contains a StellrScope Watermark. High Resolution image is available – contact


twoxseeds

Image: 'twoxseeds' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Image: ‘twoxseeds’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

A moment in time…….. Intriguing and fascinating world of early development, idylic and mysterious.


PlantSeedMan

Sketch for 'PlantSeedMan' by Eleanor Gates_Stuart

Sketch for ‘PlantSeedMan’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

PlantSeedMan

Sketch and Unfinished / Rough Cut Sequence for ‘PlantSeedMan’ Installation
Video collage based on future food and wheat as part of the StellrScope Science Art Project.

Video composition using 3D kinect body scanning by Chuong Nguyen, Installation Prototype with Matt Adcock and Dulitha Ranatunga, Video and artwork by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Raw sound files from wheat footage filmed in location @ CSIRO – https://vimeo.com/64972299


Massive & MAGICal

Massive and MAGICal – ‘MAGICal Wheat’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart in collaboration with Dr Sherry Mayo, CSIRO.

On-going StellrScope research on wheat structures and visualising the wheatear. Sherry produced a 3D micro-CT scan of a section of wheat and Drishti to render the data. MAGICal A is merged with the movie file – both image files are connected to 3D spatial data of wheat, its DNA and growth.

This movie file is a preview to the forthcoming, CSIRO informed science art works StellrScope at Questacon in August and at the CSIRO Discovery Centre.

 


Maximising Yield in a Changing Climate

Wheat Apex, 'Hot Seeds' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Wheat Apex, ‘Hot Seeds’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

Inspired by the research at CSIRO relating to plant genetics and molecular biology. In particular, Dr Megan Hemming in her focus on the development and yield in cereals.

Megan shared her microscope images of the main shoot wheat apex and I have combined these with photographs of grain.

Reference:

Hemming et al, Identification of High Temperature-Responsive Genes in Cereals. 2012


Farrer Variety

FarrerVariety

Image, ‘Farrer Variety’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Image celebrates the legacy of wheat experimentalist William Farrer and the innovative contribution of the Food Futures Flagship / Plant Industry  of CSIRO.

This image, ‘Farrer Variety’ shows grain grown to plant through the pages of William Farrer’s notes. The wheat is a 3D model and modern rendering of a new strain of wheat… linking a 100 years of excellence in cross-breeding and wheat quality.

References:

William Farrer’s Letters – National Library of Australia

3D Seed Scans – Dr Chuong Nguyen, CSIRO

3D Modelling – Eleanor Gates-Stuart


Wheat Scan

Wheat Photograph by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Wheat samples for CT scanning.

Image: ‘Wheat Scan I’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

First CT scan test completed (low-res version). More testing to follow soon.

‘Wheat Scan I’ is a coloured version of the grey scale scan.

CT Scan kindly produced by Dr Fredrick Ford.

Images show StellrScope watermark – high-res images are availbale.

Animated CT sections:

This video relates to a CT scan of wheat and shows the sections scanned throughout the wheat.


Surreal Plant Structures

Image, ‘Wheatear3y’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

WheatEar images created as part of on-going 3D scanning process to recreate Wheat Crop models.  ‘Wheatear3y’ is a reconstructed composition of plant structures to provide a sense of internal / external structure and beauty of the wheat plant.

Here are a series of three structures illustrating the surreal plant structures as developed for StellrScope Collection.

Image, ‘Wheatear4′ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

Image, ‘Wheatear2′ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

Image, ‘Wheartear3’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

The three ‘Wheatear’ images create a stunning large scale installation / projection piece as in the uncanny rescaling of nature

Image, ‘Wheatear3x3’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

 

Reference: Original wheat scan by Dr Chuong Nguyen.

 

 

 

 


Beauty of Grain

Photograph by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Gallery of images to follow documenting the StellrScope project.

Photograph published:

© Gates‐Stuart, E. ‘Beauty of Grain’ (Cover Photograph), Plant Biotechnology Journal, September 2012, Volume 10, Issue 7, Wiley Online Library