Call to artists in all media – 1st Cambridge SciArt Exhibition, deadline 31 January 2018

Image: Shell by Ben Dobson,

SciArt in Cambridge is excited to present the first Cambridge SciArt Exhibition at the Cavendish Laboratory as part of the Cambridge Science Festival. The exhibition will be open during the Cambridge Science Festival, March 2018 and is being sponsored by ZEISS and the Institute of Physics.

We invite artists to submit work until the 31st January 2018 via


The SciArt movement aims to engage a wider audience with Science through Art, reaching people who perhaps would not normally react to, or be interested in, Science. We believe Art can communicate emotionally to people in a way that Science rarely does.

SciArt in Cambridge is a fast growing community of creative people, including artists and scientists, aiming to make the secrets of the world we live in more intelligible and engaging to the human imagination. We are building accessible, friendly and open-minded platforms – meetups, discussions, debates, events and exhibitions – in order to foster and promote collaborations between artists and scientists.


As the first laboratory in the world to award PhDs in Physics and with 29 members receiving Nobel Prizes for their work, the Cavendish Labs provide an inspirational setting for your work, which should have some relationship with Physics or its language – Mathematics – and therefore tie in with the theme of Cambridge Science Festival 2018 “Making Sense of the World”. This exhibition will provide a platform to share ideas and bring people together. We welcome artists seeking opportunities to collaborate with scientists – there will also be opportunities to chat with Cavendish physicists.

The relationship between your art and venue does not need to be a linear one. For example, The Cavendish Laboratory has had an important influence on Biology through the application of X-ray Crystallography to the study of structures of biological molecules. Be imaginative! But state your rationale clearly.

We aim to show work in a variety of media – traditional art forms such as painting, film and photography, sculpture and installation – but also welcome unconventional forms, such as wearables and live performance. However, we do have limited space and, sadly, will not be able to show everything. Each entry will be judged on its individual merits by the organising committee of SciArt in Cambridge.