Eleanor Gates-Stuart

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Eleanor Gates-Stuart
Artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart.png
NationalityBritish and Australian
EducationUniversity of the Arts London and Australian National University
Known forScience and Arts, (Artscience), Media Arts
Notable work
StellrScope exhibited in Science of the UnseenMAGICal B part of the StellrScope series

Eleanor Gates-Stuart is a visual media artist based in Australia, born in the UK, whose focus is primarily on scientific exploration and technology, both in the advancement of innovation and in communicating her artistic practice in new and innovative ways, questioning and engaging audiences in art, science and technology. Working with major research organisations, museums, business and government, her scope of artistic creativity and research interests are extensive and includes interactive exhibits and the application of innovative materials such as the Bugs[1] titanium insects and[2] Hot Seeds holographic works.


Under the Surface by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

She was awarded Scitech's Innovation in Art Residency[3] 2016 for her project,[4]Under the Surface based on mining and mineral exploration in Western Australia, in association with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Mineral Resources Flagship. Gates-Stuart's active research involves site visits, such as travelling deep underground at the Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) Super Pit and visiting Data & Core Repositories at Geoscience Australia and the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) in WA. Her multimedia project,[5] StellrScope, was the result of Gates-Stuart being awarded the Centenary of Canberra's major Science Art Commission supported by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government and the Australian Government, 2013. Celebrating 100 years of wheat, from the days of experimentalist William Farrer through to current science innovation of today, CSIRO was the host for this research, engaging Gates-Stuart as the Science Art Fellow. She received a Canberra Critic's Circle Award for StellrScope.

Gates-Stuart was selected as a participant for the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), a program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine,[6]The Deep Blue Sea 2016, she continues the momentum of the 'think tank' synergy of NAKFI with scientists and artists in the USA. Other international projects include her collaboration with the[7] Orchid Research and Development Center at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.


Gates-Stuart is an Honorary Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts at the University of Wollongong and former[8] Professor in Techno Art at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan. She holds a PhD in Science Communication, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, Australian National University, and supported by the CSIRO, and with both she remains a Visiting Research Scholar.


  1. ^ Warden, Ian (21 June 2013). "Beetle mania larger than life". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  2. ^ Pryor, Sally (10 August 2013). "Wheat breeder a conduit for Enlighten times". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Scitech wins ASPEC Award". Council of Australasian Museum Directors. CAMD. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  4. ^ Mitchell, Samille. "Merging art with science". ScienceNetwork. ScienceNetwork. Archived from the original on 17 March 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  5. ^ Maher, Louise. "StellrScope: Swirling art and science". 666 ABC Canberra. ABC. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  6. ^ "NAKFI Conference". Keck Futures Initiative. W.M Keck Foundation. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  7. ^ Orchid Research Center, NCKU, retrieved 5 April 2017
  8. ^ "Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart – Artist and Professor of the Techno Arts Program National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan". Australia-Taiwan Women Entrepreneur Network. ATWEN. Retrieved 3 April 2017.

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