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Heather Barnett

Pathway Leader, MA Art and Science
Central Saint Martins
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Heather  Barnett


I am Pathway Leader on the MA Art and Science course. As an artist, my practice embraces biological systems and imaging technologies, often working in collaboration with scientists, artists and organisms.

My research projects include microbial portraiture, cellular wallpapers, performing cuttlefish and slime mould installations. Public commissions include Proto… Meta… Intra… (Postgraduate Medical Institute at Anglia Ruskin, 2012), Flow (Cancer Day Unit, Guy’s Hospital London, BBH Award for Best Use of Visual Art in Healthcare, 2011), Small Worlds (The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford University, 2007), and The Other Flower Show (Victoria & Albert Museum, 2004). My work regularly features in international and national exhibitions including the Science Museum, Wellcome Collection, Kunst Museum Ahlen, and Observatory New York.

As a teacher, my research centres around interdisciplinary collaboration, staff/student partnership and principles of emergence in learning. I deliver art and science courses and educational projects with a range of organisations encouraging wider dissemination of creative interdisciplinary practice.

I have published several academic papers, books and chapters on the subject and in 2012 was awarded a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship for my contribution to interdisciplinary learning and teaching.

My research interests include art and science, interdisciplinary collaboration, biological systems, imaging technologies and emergence.


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