Abingdon: where art meets science

Abingdon School has announced an opportunity for an artist to design and install an artwork as the centrepiece of its new Science Centre

Proposals are invited from artists and sculptors, from the UK or abroad, for a visually and intellectually stimulating artwork. 

The School’s new Science Centre, due to open in autumn 2015, will be an open and interactive space designed to encourage and inspire boys to pursue their scientific interests through lessons, clubs and projects. 

The artwork will reflect this and also represent the three science subjects which will occupy a floor each in the new building; Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  The artwork can be in any style or with any material (subject to a few limitations) including traditional sculpture, found objects, living elements, interactive, kinetic and/or digital. 

The artwork will be the centrepiece of the new three-storey building occupying the open stairwell at the entrance.  The available space is approximately 3.5mx2.5m and rises 10m from floor to ceiling. 

The School is grateful to a former pupil for a donation specifically to fund a stairwell sculpture for the Science Centre. 

Abingdon School’s Head, Felicity Lusk, said: “We want our new Science Centre to be inspirational from the outset and this is a very exciting way to get started.  I am really looking forward to seeing the proposals and I hope the project gives an artist the opportunity to really make their mark.” 

www.abingdon.org.uk

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