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What is Art and Energy? Come and find out at ESI Penryn

Artist Talk
There will also be a talk in the ESI Trevithick room on Friday 27th September from 4-5pm followed by a drinks reception 5-7pm.  This will be a great opportunity to meet artists Chloe Uden and Naomi Wright and finds out more about their working process and how they help people connect with energy through creativity.  During the talk, Art and Energy will share some of their learning and give a demonstration of the construction techniques. 

Places for the talk are limited so please ensure you book early: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-and-energy-talk-tickets-67902749953

Exhibition 5th September – 11th October 2019

Art and Energy artists Chloe Uden and Naomi Wright have been collaborating with post-doc researcher Katie Shanks over the past year to challenge the aesthetics of silicon solar PV in order to re-imagine solar panels as places for artworks of the future.  Art and Energy will celebrate the first year of this collaboration by exhibiting a number of Solar Panel Art works in the ESI Creative Exchange Space from September to October 2019.  The ESI Creative Exchange is open Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm.

Research and collaboration
Naomi and Chloe would love to hear from anyone with ideas for further exploration such as:

– Creative participation and co-design, installations, conversations about nature and light (e.g. moths)
– The tiny scale world with big impacts such as about energy, photosynthesis and in nature.
– The duality in the solar artworks – absorbing energy to power something, a process, or translation, the technology.

If you would like to get in touch please contact them via email at naomi@artandenergy.org and chloe@artandenergy.org

 

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Exhibition of Art and Energy works at The ESI in Penryn

Chloe and Naomi have been collaborating with post-doc researcher Katie Shanks over the past year to challenge the aesthetics of silicon solar PV in order to re-imagine solar panels as places for artworks of the future.

Using the solar labs at the ESI, we’ve been able to build and test some of the first solar panel artworks of their kind, and in this talk, we will share some of the process and learning from our creative exchange, as well as our plans for future collaboration.

An exhibition of the works developed together will be on display at the Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter in Penryn from September 5th until October 11th.

Please visit the exhibition during the ESI’s opening hours, and if you’d like to meet Chloe, Naomi and Katie, then please book a place at this talk at 4-5pm on Friday 27th September.

During the talk, we will share some of our learning, give you a demonstration of the construction techniques and have some light refreshments! 

Places are limited, so please ensure you book early.

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Art and Energy in creative exchange with ESI

Over the last year, Art and Energy have collaborated with Katie Shanks at the ESI in Penryn to develop and test our solar artworks. 

We plan to celebrate our first year working with the University through an exhibition in August and September at the Creative Hub in the ESI and we look forward to developing our work further over the coming 12 months as we have been invited to join the University’s fabulous creative exchange programme.

Creative Exchange Programme

 The ESI is leading interdisciplinary research into solutions for problems of environmental change.  Research carried out in the ESI aims to enhance people’s lives by improving their relationship with the environment.  The ESI Creative Exchange programme facilitates collaboration between ESI researchers, community partners and creative practitioners who engage with issues of environment and sustainability in their work. The programme also aims to support Cornwall’s creative industries and stimulate opportunities for public engagement with ESI researchers.

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/esi/community/creativeexchange/

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Engineers without borders at UoE in Penryn make solar panels!

10 students from Engineers without Borders at the University of Exeter in Penryn made 6 solar panels in a lovely workshop at the weekend.

Our workshop was Art and Energy’s take on Demand Energy Equality’s solar charger making workshop which is available through their website.

The workshop was made possible by Exeter Community Energy.

The step by step walk-though of how to make a solar panel was great!  Participant

“Very patient and enthusiastic” Participant

Absolutely outstanding workshop in every way!….I learnt loads!…And proof that you can teach and old dog new tricks! Adam, Lecturer at UoE