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Bonnie Craig’s When is a star a star?

Pattern artist Bonnie Craig created a beautiful piece of work called When is a star a star? where she (and I’m paraphrasing the entire complicated project here, so forgive me) took data from University of Central Lancashire astrophysicist Professor Derek Ward-Thompson (Director of the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute of Maths, Physics and Astronomy) and produced a series of stunning artworks.

The project, supported by In Certain Places (a UCLan-based organisiation which has been producing quite bold public events over the past few years), was part of Lancashire Science Festival 2016. And on the Saturday of the festival, Bonnie did a day-long installation alongside her exhibition at PR1 Gallery (UCLan) in Preston. I was lucky enough to be asked to do a time-lapse video of it.

Which is why I’m writing about it on my blog. It was one of my favourite projects to be part of.

You can see the time-lapse video big on Bonnie’s website here.

Bonnie wrote about the project on her blog here.

The exhibition and the installation, for which visitors were encouraged to create their own patterns on the floor of the gallery space, were both visually stunning.

Here is the video (remember, you can see it BIGGER on Bonnie’s website):

And here are some images I took of the installation during the science festival:

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