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Blog post by Jess  Vilvestre

https://futurism.com/graphene-fed-silkworms-produce-a-super-strong-silk-that-conducts-electricity/

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Silk Paper – photo credit Alex Wisser .

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COLOUR RUN is a part of 1st Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale. www.wasbiennale.com

ARISTS: Fiona Davies, Beata Geyer, Sarah Keighery and Daniel Kojta

For the 1st Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale, Modern Art Projects will hold their first Studio – MAP show. Two of the group, artists Beata Geyer and Fiona Davies work with highly saturated colour but utilise the optical properties in almost opposing ways. They have quite different practices and this obsession with saturated colour is one of the few obvious points of overlap. Despite this, they share a great interest in each other’s work.

In this project, COLOUR RUN, they will be working in collaboration both as artists and as curators to analyse the processes underlying each other’s and their own practices. Using experiment and play, making and curating they will produce works together in installation in and amongst the existing work already in the studio space. A process of collaboration through cross studio residency informs this study of the site through colour, process, light and object.

The event will also feature artists: Daniel Kojta and Sarah Keighery.

MAP, Modern Art Projects, is a social and cultural engagement program established in 2013 by a small group of contemporary artists and curators designed to explore the nexus of art and architecture via a broad inter-disciplinary field. It has rapidly grown into the premiere contemporary arts organisation in the Blue Mountains, NSW, co-ordinating programs in a broad range of cultural activities including a multiplicity of contemporary artistic practices, artists residencies, writings on art and culture and the archiving of local histories.

Event Tickets are free and available via Eventbrite                                      eventbrite link

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Fiona Davies Blood on Silk: Turn to, turn away / The cage, 2016 was exhibited as part of the Club Edition  part of the First Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale. dsc_0555

Text below from Map facebook page

The CLUB EDITION is part of 1st Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale http://www.wasbiennale.com/  and was  held at The Slab in Hazelbrook http://theslab-bluemountains.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/map-at-slab.html

THE CLUB EDITION was a group exhibition event of the social and cultural engagement group, MAP – Modern Art Projects, Blue

The exhibition curated by Beata Geyer featured the artists:
Alan Schacher, Amanda Hunt, Anne Graham, Anthony Bond, Beata Geyer, Billy Gruner, Brad Allen Waters, Caroline Wilde, Carolyn Eccles, Daniel Kojta, Elizabeth Burgess, Emma Rooney, Fiona Davies, Fleur MacDonald, Francesca Emerson, Gianni Wise, Graham Davies King, Ian Milliss, Jacquelene Drinkall, Jacqueline Spedding, Kayo Yokoyama, Locust Jones, Mahalya Middlemist, Miriam Williamson, Noel Burgess, Roger Foley Fogg, Rusty Roorda, Sarah Breen Lovett, Sean O’Keeffe, Vicky Browne and Wei Zen Ho
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Established in 2013 by a small group of contemporary artists and curators, MAP was designed to explore the nexus of art and architecture via a broad interdisciplinary field. Since then, MAP has engaged with a broad range of cultural activities including a multiplicity of contemporary artistic practices, research, writings on art and culture, and the archiving of local histories.


MAP’s unique social and artistic programme explores exchanges between artists, disciplines, community, and invites cross-disciplinary approaches, local /national/international dialogue, collaboration and partnership. MAP’s social engagement projects, exhibitions and performances are presented through curated programmes of one-off events held in private homes, artist studios and community premises, such as churches, schools and halls.

 

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Beaney install

The Drawing Room, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Coventry UK until 14th August 2016

From the De Zeen online magazine

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Newsletter 2nd Nov 2015

Photo credit Alex Wisser

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‘Multi-Functional Printable Silk Inks Tap Common Print Technology to Address Therapeutics, Regenerative Medicine, Bio-Sensing Needs –

In the photo – ‘ When printed on surgical gloves in functional silk inks doped with bacteria-sensing agents, the word “contaminated” changed from blue to red after exposure to E. coli.’