How can scientific research successfully reach those who will benefit the most?
Welcome to the Art of Creation Project, where art meets science.
The Art of Creation is the result of a unique partnership between McMaster University’s Sloboda Lab and the Art Gallery of Hamilton, supported by collaborators from Australia, England, Denmark, Fredericton, New Brunswick, and an amazing team of artists and scientists from Hamilton. Together we developed an arts-based, knowledge-translation program and exhibition to explain the importance of health before and during pregnancy, to the public. The project consists of arts-based focus groups with pregnant women, art education, a community mural, and a traveling exhibition that starts at the AGH.
The Art of Creation exhibition features seven local artists who were invited to the Sloboda Lab to explore, experience, and observe scientists leading research on what is known as Early Origins Science. Through rap poetry, dance, sculpture, painting, video, and photography, they’ve created incredibly thoughtful and perceptive responses.
The Art Gallery of Hamilton is the first stop on the Art of Creation’s journey, before making stops at libraries and community centres throughout the city and ending at the McMaster Museum of Art in January 2025.
Jill Letten, Julia Garlisi, Lester Coloma, Kathryn Killackey, LTtheMonk, Vanessa Crosbie Ramsay, Ravinder Ruprai, Cornelia Margarete Peckart; featured artist and focus group facilitator, Sophie Hogan; photographer, Jeff Wingard; fine wood sculptor.
The Art of Creation (AoC) Exhibition is co-curated by Sara Dickinson, AGH Interim Head of Programming and Community Engagement, Dr. Deborah Sloboda, Professor and the Associate Chair of Research in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University, Jordan Chin, AoC Project Coordinator, Master’s of Public Health student at McMaster University, Eric Yeo, PHD Student in the Sloboda Lab, McMaster University.
The Fischer Gallery is often used as an event venue and is occasionally closed to the public. Please call Visitor Services before visiting to ensure the space is open for viewing this exhibition: (905) 527-6610 x.200