Biolumination II

In March 2015, as part of thinkScience Day & White Night at the Auckland Arts Festival, microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles curated Biolumination II. For this one day exhibition, Siouxsie challenged 7 artists/illustrators to each make a work of art using just a solution of harmless bioluminescent bacteria and a collection of large petri-dishes. As the bacterial solution is essentially invisible, the artists weren’t able to see their creations until the bacteria had grown and were glowing the next day. One visitor described the exhibit as “Mindblowing glowing art science wonder” while another said it was the first time her 11 year old science mad daughter had ever enjoyed art! 

Artists: Helen Beech, Julia Marchwicka, Cinzah , Hope Sutherland, Rodrigo Vidal, Laura Ward & Katherine Yang.