'There is Geometry in the Humming of the Strings, There is Music in the Spacing of the Spheres’: Conversations Across Art and Mathematics.
'Hedrel' by Mark Francis, acrylic and oil canvas, courtesy of Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
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Art and mathematics have a long historical relationship, as the quote by Pythagoras (570-495BC) suggests. Mathematicians have been drawing and modelling geometric forms as a tool for investigating ideas for centuries and for artists such forms have long been fertile ground for exploring the world around us.

In 2015, the London Mathematical Society invited Barry Phipps to devise and curate an ‘Artist Associate’ scheme to celebrate their 150th anniversary. Two artists were selected to create projects around conversations with mathematicians, painter Mark Francis and architect George L. Legendre. Alongside the associateships, filmmaker Heidi Morstang was commissioned to work with the mathematician Professor Martin Hyland to produce a 60 minute film to examine how mathematicians think.

The exhibition presents the outcomes of conversations between the artists and the mathematicians who have influenced this work, as well as some past work which informed the ‘Artist Associates’ scheme. In these collected works we glimpse a shared conversation between the disciplines and find a history, creativity and future common to both.

Date/Time: 9 April - 28 May, Monday - Friday 10:00 - 17:00, Saturday 11:00 - 16:00. 

Venue: Peninsula Arts Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building

Tickets information: Free admission

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Architect George L. Legendre is the founder of the London-based IJP

The exhibition showcases his recent collaboration with the London Mathematical Society (2015) and several other projects exploring the natural intersections of art, mathematics, and computation.

George L. Legendre, Oxford Maths Sculpture (2013). 3D-Printed Nylon 20x20x50cm. Courtesy of IJP.

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