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This exhibition has invited students from local schools to combine science and art subjects, thinking about how science affects and influences the arts – and vice versa.
Science and art both begin from the same thing – from observation and interpretation. Though art and science are often thought of as completely separate fields, a rich overlap exists between the two, and examples of this are all around us.
Just take The Elgiva! Science and technology are used all the time in the theatre:
- Radio microphones only work when they are connected to the right frequencies.
- Hydraulics are needed to move the orchestra pit up and down.
- Force is used to open and close our famous big blue stage curtains.
- Our audio induction loop system uses a magnetic, wireless signal that allows hearing aid users to hear a film or play.
But this is just the start!
- Musical instruments rely on science, both in the making and for their sound to be created so precisely.
- Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings combine science and art sublimely.
- Architecture is both art and science – lovely bridges and buildings can stay up, despite their enormous weights.
- Drawings illustrating Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution show science in action (although a rather slow pace!).
- Playing a video game, or even immersing yourself in virtual reality marries science and art effectively.
Really, the list is endless!
The participating schools found that they were already overlapping in lessons between science and art without even realising. The Elgiva is so excited to show you their incredible creations!
This exhibition is free to view during opening hours from 1st – 26th March 2022.
Schools participating: Aylesbury High School, Waterside Primary Academy, Dr Challoner’s High School and Berkhamsted School.
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