Get up close with the microscopic
An exhibition that mixes science with art is giving audiences the opportunity to explore a microscopic world.
The Art of the Invisible at Gus Fisher Gallery is a collection of pictures taken by students who research in the field of nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology is the science of manipulating matter at an atomic and molecular scale.
It has far-reaching applications that can be found in common household items such as sun- screen, tennis balls and computer hardware.
But the exhibition paints the realm of nanotech in a more artistic light.
Shot at extreme magnification, the collection of student images reveals stark terrains of crystals and bolts of colour emitting from skeletal muscle fibres.
‘‘The exhibition is a marvellous opportunity to highlight the beauty and power of the nano world through microscopic imaging,’’ gallery director Linda Tyler says.
Organised by the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials, the exhibition is being held in conjunction with AMN6: Sixth international conference on advanced materials and nanotechnology.
The conference brought theoretical chemist and Nobel Prize winner Roald Hoffman to town. He will be presenting a free discussion about the images at the gallery on Saturday from 1pm.
Exploring: Gallery-goers get a closer look at some of the works featured in the Art of the Invisible.