Stephen and Ellie Armstrong run the “Art (And/Or) Science Reading Group”. It takes place on 21 January 6:30-7:30pm, upstairs at the Retro Bar, 2 George Court, WC2N 6HH. The January group covers The Clock (on show at the Tate Modern until 20th January) and Julie Levinson’s "Time and Time Again: Temporality, Narrativity, and Spectatorship in Christian Marclay’s The Clock” to frame some of the ideas and issues that the artwork throws up about the nature of time. Sign-up for the event is here.
Stephen joins the Artworks team of The Mill community centre in Walthamstow. His work include delivering and curating community exhibitions, as well as supporting The Mill’s amazing participatory and community-led programmes to involve a broad audience in the enjoyment and making of art.
Stephen co-publishes an article in SciArt Magazine “The Museum of Extraordinary Objects: How a Museum from the future is shaping science policy today”, written with artist Julie Light and scientist Dr Frances Downey. The article describes the year long project Stephen and Julie led with the Royal Society on the future of research culture. You can read about the project on the Royal Society’s website and on my website.
Stephen publishes an article “A role for art in policy-making?” simultaneously on the official government website and in Apolitical magazine. The article describes some of the experiments he has created using art in a policy-making context in Government.
Stephen’s video work showing the inside of CERN particle physics lab in Geneva, Microscopic Macroscopic, was shortlisted for the University of Bath’s Visions of Science Art Prize 2018 and displayed at Edge Arts Visions of Science exhibition at Andrew Brownsword Gallery, Bath, UK.
Stephen is nominated and then shortlisted for the MullenLowe NOVA Awards for Central St Martins' Degree Show One.
Stephen's Masters degree show takes place at Central St Martins at Kings Cross. The show runs Wed 23rd-Sun 27th; opening times 12-8pm Wed-Fri, 12-5pm Sat & Sun. Full details of the MA Art and Science show, which Stephen is part of, are here. Stephen's work, entitled Who Saw the Deep, is exhibited in the gallery, in the fields and forests of the south east, and online. See here for the online version.
Stephen exhibits in Lumen Studio's Cosmic Perspectives show at Ugly Duck on 25-27 May. The exhibition is based on the Overview Effect - the impact of seeing earth from space. Full details on the show are here.
Stephen exhibits the Mapping the Terrain installation at the Central St Martins (CSM) Art Lab event.
Stephen presents his work to over 100 people at the Imagining CERN seminar held at Central St Martins (CSM) in Kings Cross, explaining how his Microscopic Macroscopic video and installation tries to capture the unseen at CERN through an atlas of textures of the particle physics laboratory. Fellow artist Lisa Pettibone has written a blog on the event here. Alongside the seminar, Stephen exhibits as part of the Imagining CERN exhibition in the CSM Windows Gallery.
Stephen completes the 2017 Art for the Environment International Artist Residency Programme (AER) in Joya: arte + ecología. There are blogs about his work here and here, and this page contains his "Nine Quadrats" experiments in land/environmental art.
Stephen has an article published 'Changing Words and Things' in THECUBE LONDON'S magazine THECUBE MAGAZINE, Issue B 'Truth'. See the article on pages 24-29 here.
Stephen completes the Lumen Residency in Atina, Italy, and exhibits work on the Mediterranean sun and environmental change, as part of the Assumption of Mary festival, 15th and 16th August 2017.
Stephen exhibits work in the Royal Society as part of a Museum of Extraordinary Objects, displayed in the Society's building on 28th June 2017, and in workshops and events around the UK from June-September. The museum has been developed to support the Royal Society's Changing expectations project which considers the future of research culture. Displayed works include the New Career Map for future scientists, and the Young’s Translator.
Stephen exhibits as part of the CSM x CMS: Entangled exhibition at the Four Corners Gallery in Bethnal Green. Stephen shows work developed at CERN, including the Microscopic Macroscopic film and the Microscopic Macroscopic Kaleidoscopic interactive sculpture.
Stephen is announced as University of Art London's Environment International Artist Residency Programme resident artist at Joya: arte + ecología for Summer 2017.