Visual Arts

Visions of Science

- Andrew Brownsword Gallery

Visions of Science merges art and science, both fuelled by our curiosity as humans to understand the world and share our perspectives.

The University’s Faculty of Science researches themes across biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematical sciences, pharmacy & pharmacology and physics. The science departments working collaboratively to challenge perspectives – their research changing the world we live in.


Artist Information (pdf)

Visions of Science Art Prize Winners

The Andrew Brownsword Gallery at the University of Bath announces its inaugural Art Prize, exhibiting works that reflect, represent, capture or depict modern day scientific phenomena as studied by academics at the University’s Faculty of Science.

Visions of Science Art Prize 2018 Judges:

Alan Cotton, artist and Honorary Professor of Arts, University of Bath Dr Chris Stephens, Director of the Holburne Museum, Bath Professor Nick Brook, Dean of Science, University of Bath

Art Bursaries

Eight bursaries were awarded to fund collaborations between artists and University of Bath researchers across the faculty of science.

Each bursary artist created a piece of work for the Visions of Science exhibition. The outcomes ranged from a filmed performance exploring black holes, to a painting looking into the evolution of plants, and a comic book on ‘The Microscope Folk’ that visitors can take away.
Bursary artists include: Tom Armstrong, Bryony Benge-Abbott, Leonie Bradley, Fiona Haines, Charlie Kirkham, Julien Masson, Cat Scott, Lucy Waterhouse

Hear from Visions of Science bursary artist Cat Scott, who visited University of Bath’s Physics Department for her project:



Visions of Science Art Bursaries Announced


Visions of Science Art Prize - Winners Announced

Amazing range of work – really blown away. Such insightful visions of current scientific research.

The curation is wonderful and takes one on a journey of wonder