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Science meets the eye - vote for artworks at Edale

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Thursday 26 February 2009

26 February 2009

Science meets the eye - vote for artworks at Edale

Science meets the Eye exhibition
Visitors to the Moorland Centre at Edale can vote in a highly-unusual art competition - all the artworks have been produced by scientists.

The “Science Meets the Eye” exhibition (March 6-31) features images by researchers, ecologists and horticulturalists involved in the Moors for the Future Partnership’s restoration project.

Dan Boys, information officer for Moors for the Future, said: “These stunning images bring home the array of top scientific research that is taking place in the Peak District, and the important role it plays in combating climate change, flooding and protecting wildlife.”

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the exhibition is part of its Festival of Social Science (March 6-15).

People can vote for their favourite image during the festival, and one voter will win a mounted print of their selection. The four most popular artworks will be printed on postcards.

This is the second year the exhibition has been held, and entries include “Moss Monster” by Micropropagation Services, “Helicopter and Moon” by ecology consultants Penny Anderson Associates, and “Going with the Flow,” by the University of Manchester.

An online version will be on www.moorsforthefuture.org.uk and the exhibition will be touring Peak District visitor centres during 2009.

This is an archived press release

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