Our first Time To Stare bursary was awarded to Artist Engineer Diana Scarborough to develop her project Sounds Of Space into a more performative, multi-disciplinary experience for audiences, integrating and responding to scientific data collected by the British Antarctic Survey, initially for Blue Dot Festival 2019.

The judges were struck by the ambition of this truly cross-disciplinary project and Diana’s entrepreneurial thinking beyond her sector.

During the residency Diana was joined by a number of creative collaborators, all of whom embraced the opportunity to spend dedicated time exploring ideas and techniques and she is due to travel to Australia this year to create and outdoor work at Australian National University.

An unexpected outcome: A new projection artwork and a new interactive installation for the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology was designed and developed and budgeted to a conceptual stage and Diana is  waiting to hear if there is funding and interest to have it ready for the Festival of Ideas (October 2019) in Cambridge.

“We had all the people here, asking the questions and finding the answers – it would have taken weeks if we’d all been in different places

Diana Scarborough

Such a generous and open initiative, so good to take the time to stare with friends old and new, to talk sense and nonsense, about projects, life, art, science and the world.”

Nick Moran Lighting Designer

“Be assured, the energy of collaboration will be distributed far and wide”

Eileen Haring Woods artist, curator and producer

Applications for our second Time To Stare bursary here.

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