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The ARTlab Nottingham aspires to reshape practice to cultivate creativity and accelerate innovation for a better future.

Collaboration of Art and Science holds tremendous potential for nourishing creativity and addressing significant challenges. The ARTlab Nottingham is a new space for joint investigations, creative collaborations and experimentation for artists-in-residence and Nottingham researchers engaging in interdisciplinary ArtScience research and practice.

The ARTlab is an experimental workspace for ArtScience research and practice. It hosts the artists-in-residence programme for University of Nottingham science researchers and guest artists and supports engagement events for local groups.

We view the space the ARTlab provides as a valuable tool that can help to create deep and meaningful collaboration across disciplines. The space is adaptable so that its users can transform it in a way they need for the work they do. 

The ARTlab is both an expression of our cultural values and catalyst for self-improvement through the study of inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations.

In Conrad Shawcross studio
Silke Weinfurtner

Silke Weinfurtner

ARTlab co-founder

Prof Silke Weinfurtner is a pioneer in the field of analogue gravity, whose work has demonstrated uncanny parallels between the mathematics describing fluid systems on Earth and some of the most extreme and inaccessible environments in the universe. She leads the Black Hole Laboratory, an experiment that could offer a unique glimpse of the laws of physics that governs Black Holes and processes in the early universe.

Ulrike Kuchner

Ulrike Kuchner

ARTlab co-founder

Dr Ulrike Kuchner’s resarch covers astrophysics, arts, and the inter- and transdisciplinary aspects of ArtScience. She leads science research related to how galaxies form and evolve as part of larger structures in the Universe. Presently, her focus is on exploring the potential of collaborative research between artists and scientists to foster creativity and address significant challenges effectively.