A pop-up exhibition developed by the artist teachers and undergraduate art students from Liverpool John Moores University, influenced by LSTM’s science and history, will be exhibited at the Tate Liverpool on Saturday 26th November between 2-4pm.
This exhibition is a culmination of work developed through their engagement with LSTM’s Digital Resources and Collections Manager Sarah Lewis-Newton, Honorary Fellow Meg Parkes and Vector Biology’s postdoctoral researcher Dr Lee Haines, who have hosted a number of visits by the artists to LSTM. During these site visits the artists worked with Sarah, Meg and Lee to investigate LSTM’s archives, and explored the historical and scientific imagery of LSTM further. In particular Meg Parkes illustrated LSTM’s longest running collaborative project with the former Far Eastern Prisoners Of War (FEPOW), the fascinating medical ingenuity demonstrated by the FEPOWs in South East Asia and their stories of survival. In addition, Dr Lee Haines demonstrated the beauty of the trypanosome parasites within tsetse flies and the patterns, colour and texture seen within insect wings and pupae.