A NEW exhibition bringing science and the arts together will open in Bournemouth this weekend.

Seismic: Arts Meets Science will open to the public at GIANT art gallery on the second floor of Bobby’s on Saturday, October 28 and will run until Saturday, January 20.

Curated by Paul Carey-Kent, the exhibition will host 10 artists, all presenting different variations of work inspired by or connected to specific scientific ideas through painting, photography, film, sculpture, and installation.

Verity Slade, the gallery manager at GIANT, said: “We can’t wait to open our doors at the end of October and welcome visitors and local art enthusiasts to this unique exhibition in our beautiful space here at Bobby’s.

“The pieces of artwork do not set out to explain the science but instead engage with scientific issues and build on from scientific concerns, it really will be a thought-provoking display.”

Visitors will feature not one form of commentary but two alongside each piece of artwork.

Curator Carey-Kent’s art world viewpoint can be read alongside an informative text by a relevant scientific expert which will be ‘understandable for viewers of all backgrounds’.

Astrophysicist Professor Bill Chaplin comments on David Rickard’s new installation, which delves into the phenomenon of cosmic rays; biomedical scientist Dr Caroline Pellet-Many explains what lies behind Elpida HadziVasileva’s sculptural use of guts; and Machine Learning Designer George Simms explores what 0rphan Drift’s consideration of the octopus tells us about artificial intelligence.

Verity added: “GIANT is always aiming to showcase emerging talents alongside some of the world’s most established names and all our exhibitions to date have remained true to its promise to be accessible, entertaining, exciting, challenging and open, bringing some of the world’s greatest contemporary artists to Bournemouth for the first time.

“We’ve even given some of London’s most loved institutions a run for their money with the amount of visitors we’ve had.”

GIANT launched in 2021 and was founded by British artist Stuart Semple. 

Exhibited artists to date include Louise Bourgeois, The Chapman Brothers and Judy Chicago.