WANTED! Artists/illustrators needed for glowing art/science project.

By Siouxsie Wiles 09/02/2015

hello kitty

Are you an artist/illustrator who wants to try something different? Or do you know anyone who is?

I’m looking for 8-10 people to join me for a very special project as part of this year’s thinkScience day being held during the Auckland Arts Festival and White Night. They will need to be free and in Auckland on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of March and not be a germaphobe….

The challenge: to create a 1 metre x 1 metre art piece.

The catch? The ink is actually a solution of bacteria and the ‘canvas’ a collection of petri-dishes.

The bacteria the artists will be using is not dangerous, and naturally glows in the dark. This means that wherever the artists draw/paint onto the petri-dishes, the bacteria will grow. And when they do, they will glow a beautiful blueish colour in the dark.

Interested? Get in touch!

Here’s a time-lapse of a ‘drawing’ Rebecca Klee and I made:

0 Responses to “WANTED! Artists/illustrators needed for glowing art/science project.”

  • Hi!

    I saw on twitter that you needed artists for your project. I’d be interested in helping out! I just need some details about what time we’re supposed to be available on Friday and Saturday.


  • hi there can you send us more info on the art project Auckland Arts Festival and White Night.

  • I am available and would love to help.. Happy to send images of my work if you want to see 🙂

  • I’m interested and would love to hear more. I’m a glass artist and love light!

  • Hi there,

    This is an exciting project. I would love to be involved. I teach art at Papatoetoe High School – perhaps some of the other artists in my department or a few students would be keen as well – it would be a really different experience for them. Please send me the details.

    Kind regards,

  • Hi Siouxsie,

    I am a microbiologist by training but also frequently dabble in face painting and body art. I would be keen to give this a go if you still need people.

  • would love to be involved, my art can be viewed on facebook under serena buonaguidi-haynes paintings

  • Hi there, I am very much interested in helping out. Any further information would be great!

  • Hi. I love the concept and am keen to be involved. Can you get back to me with more details please?
    Cheers, Chris.

    • Thanks everyone for your responses. Think I’m good for artists/illustrators now! There will be opportunity on the day to have a try at it so come on down to Aotea Square on the 14th March and have a play!

  • If you’re still looking for a nerd/artist with a streak for the strange, please consider me.

    The concept is excessively cool.
    Bioluminescence has been an ongoing interest of mine and I’m keen to pair it up with my passion for painting.

    Please send me the details!
    I would love to get involved.