Art and Energy’s first public display of solar panel artworks at Mikro Fest in Exeter

Art and Energy has been working with esteemed partners at The University of Exeter, LaserCutz in Honiton, The Fab Lab in Plymouth and The RSA in London to explore the aesthetic versatility of the solar PV technology and develop a new craftivist approach to generating green energy.

On display for the first time anywhere ever, Art and Energy will unveil these new artworks on: Sat 16 March 10am – 4pm at Kaleider studios, 45 Preston Street, Exeter as part of Mikro Fest.

Experiment with Toni Hankinson – Art and Energy: ​Lampshade Making: Energy Stories

We were delighted to work with Toni Hankinson over the summer to develop an eco-reminders workshop and as part of her MA at UWE. She did some fantastic work with us supported by Kaleider and also worked with a number of other arts organisations to explore the role of the arts in relation to our response to climate change.

Here is an outline of the work she did with us written by her, and also some of her conclusions drawn from all of the projects she undertook.

Testing Testing 1,2,3

Working with Ian Hankey at Fab Lab Plymouth, and Katie Shanks at the renewable energy department at the University of Exeter in Penryn, we’ve been testing the impact of different etching processes on the efficiency of solar PV and you’d be surprised at some of the results!

Many thanks to The RSA’s Catalyst Fund for making this possible.