We all experience anxiety to some degree during our lives. This new exhibition and events season at Science Gallery London combines art, design, psychology and neuroscience to highlight positive and creative responses when dealing with anxiety. ON EDGE: Living in an Age of Anxiety reflects on individual experiences, the environmental and societal factors that can cause worry or stress and explores our evolutionary impulse to be on alertt, from the perspectives of a range of artists, scientists, young people and those with lived experience of anxiety. A programme of free events, including talks, workshops and Friday Lates will continue the conversation around anxiety in contemporary society. Pictured: Consider Falling by Sarah Howe Find out more
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One of the biggest mysteries in physics today is what exactly makes up our Universe, and why – according to the world’s leading scientists – 95 per cent of it cannot be observed. From 6 June to 26 August 2019, Science Gallery London will explore the elusive building blocks of the Universe with DARK MATTER: 95% of the Universe is missing, a free exhibition and events season combining art, physics and philosophy, and drawing on the latest research from the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences at King’s College London. Normal matter – everything that we can see and observe – makes up just 5 per cent of the Universe. The rest, including dark matter and dark energy, is an unknown which scientists have been hunting for nearly a century. As scientists approach the limits of what can be observed or known within theoretical physics, DARK MATTER at Science Gallery London highlights the critical role of artists, philosophers and storytellers in our understanding of reality. Imagining the unseen and questioning the invisible, the new season will explore fundamental physics, matter and materiality, the concept of invisibility and infinite divisibility, and the human quest for absolute truth and knowledge. Exhibition highlights include: an immersive animation installation by Andy Holden which reflects on the physics of a cartoon landscape, developed with Professor John Ellis from the Department of Physics at King’s College London; translucent spider webs which mimic the structure of dark matter in the universe by Tomás Saraceno; a new installation translating dark matter simulations into sound patterns by Aura Satz, in collaboration with Professor Malcolm Fairbairn from the Department of Physics at King’s College London; and perpetually changing liquid crystal paintings by Agnieszka Kurant which will transform according to the ‘energy’ of social media feeds around the world. A range of free events will accompany the DARK MATTER exhibition including Friday Lates, performances and workshops shaped by Science Gallery’s Young Leaders – 15-25 year olds who live, work or study at King’s or in the neighbouring boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth. Find out more Photography by Enrico-Sachetti
The Science Gallery Café is a dining destination in its own right, ideally situated right outside London Bridge station and the Shard. The light, spacious café is located on the ground floor of the dynamic exhibition space, overlooking the beautiful newly restored Georgian courtyard. It makes an ideal venue for breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea for visitors and locals alike. With an emphasis on ethically sourced local produce, the open kitchen serves a varied menu of sharing plates, deli sandwiches and market main plates alongside locally roasted coffee and fresh juices. The Science Gallery Cafe is offering London Bridge DealCard holders 10% off all food and drink. Vegetarian and vegan options are always available. VIEW OUR SAMPLE BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH MENU VIEW OUR SAMPLE LUNCH MENU VIEW OUR SAMPLE DRINKS MENU Planning ahead? You can book a table at the Science Gallery Cafe by calling +44(0)7500 783652. Walk-ins are always welcome. The café is licenced to serve alcohol and operates a Challenge 25 policy. Mon-Fri: open 8am-6pm (hot breakfast from 9 am) Saturday: open 10 am for brunch and lunch at 12 pm close at 6 pm Sunday: open 10 am for café counter service only – no hot food service on a Sunday.
Science Gallery London have announced their second exhibition: SPARE PARTS: RETHINKING HUMAN REPAIR, opening on 28 February. The free exhibition and accompanying events programme will explore the art, science, ethics and technology that enables human repair and alteration. Exhibition highlights include: experimental incubators hosting cellular life from Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr auditory prosthetics from sculptor Tabatha Andrews immersive experience ‘The Gut’ body parts crafted from fabrics created by textile designer Amy Congdon. Find out more
How do apps and online spaces affect our addictive behaviours? Join four experts on the Internet and addiction to discuss the future of our lives online at this interactive event hosted by Science Gallery London. The online world gives us almost instant access to many of the things we crave; illicit drugs via the darknet, unlimited amounts of porn, games that can suck you in for days. What’s more, it has explicitly been designed to be addictive. Who hasn’t found themselves endlessly scrolling through cat videos at 2am? However, it is also a source of information and support, with the anonymity, it provides encouraging many people too hesitant to see a clinician to seek help and advice. BOOK HERE >> Please note doors open at 18:30 This event is part of HOOKED, the Science Gallery London’s season about addiction and recovery. Find out more here
HOOKED – now extended until 27 January – is Science Gallery London’s debut exhibition at their new permanent home in London Bridge. The exhibition and events programme will delve into the complex world of addiction and recovery. From gambling to gaming and smartphones to social media, HOOKED questions what makes us as humans vulnerable to addiction and interrogate the underlying factors and routes to recovery. Science Gallery London invites you to challenge the stigmas associated with addiction, consider addiction as a health issue we are all susceptible to, and explore how recovery takes many forms. How and why do we become addicted? What are the processes of individual and societal recovery? How can we protect ourselves and people living with addiction from harm? And does our consumerist society have a hand in feeding addiction? Developed in association with people who have a lived experience of addiction HOOKED features established and up-and-coming artists and photographers from across the globe, including Rachel Maclean’s Feed Me. The dynamic events programme will continue the conversations sparked by the artworks on display in the exhibition. Full events programme and full list of artworks here Image: Feed Me (2013)-5 © Rachel Maclean.jpg
The Science Gallery’s new season BLOOD: Life Uncut launches on the 27th July with installations in three different venues around London Bridge that will reveal the essential, expressive and the visceral nature of blood, by telling personal and provocative stories of this vital, life-affirming fluid that connects us all. Blood Equality at Guy’s Chapel and the ‘Heamotel’ on Guy’s Campus, King’s College London, will be open until Sunday 30 July and The Body is a Big Place at the Old Operating Theatre will be on view until 17 August. In addition, a roaming performing team, the Blood Bikers, will travel by bike between London and Tower bridges, stopping to gather stories, share messages, and stage ideas inspired by blood. This is the first phase of the BLOOD: Life Uncut season, which runs until mid-August, and will be followed by the second phase that includes an exhibition, installations, workshops and performances that will take place across London Bridge and Peckham from September until November. This season is a collaboration with Science Gallery Melbourne who launched their season last night. Partnering with Nite Art for their launch event, the iconic Old Quad of The University of Melbourne was illuminated by Jordan Eagles’ Blood Equality-Illuminations. Check out the #BLOOD17 coverage at @scigallerymel and @scigallerylon on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and see full listings on the joint microsite here.