Genetics Residency

Throughout 2017 I was joint Artist in Residence and Honorary Fellow at Leicester University Department of Genetics alongside Gillian McFarland exploring creative responses to DNA research. Find out more at our collaboration website McFarland&Singer.

Currently exhibiting at 44AD Artspace, Bath until 24th February 2018 (after exhibitions in Leicester University and during Berlin Science Week).

An illustrated catalogue is available for £3 plus postage. 28 A4 pages with lots of photos and info plus  and interview with the artists by Annie Cattrell.

New work created for the show includes petri dishes filled with mixed media related to my research in the department and work on paper including print and drawing. We have also collaborated with scientific glassblower Gayle Price to create a series of altered and degraded scientific vessels.  Read further posts about Genetics Residency on my blog.

Project update Spring 2017

In the first few months we have been exploring and investigating, creating a visual record of our thinking and ideas as we find out more about lab work and genetics. We are working widely with genetics including yeasts and plants as well as human DNA research. We have hosted open studio events for members of the department and are collaborating with scientific glassblower Gayle Price. We are currently obsessed with petri dishes and have been making a series of filled petri dishes. I’ve been exploring printmaking techniques to express some of the ideas we are working on and have some textile pieces in development too.

The work below is development work made in 2016. Find out more in our previous blog posts.