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Process: Visualising DNA
Genetics Residency & Exhibitions by Ruth Singer and Gillian McFarland

I am delighted to be invited to contribute to this project and exhibition, with my two petri dish interpretations on the theme of ‘My DNA’.

Leicester-based artists Ruth Singer & Gillian McFarland have been in post as artists in residence at Leicester University Department of Genetics exploring creative and visual responses to DNA research. For their residency showcase this winter, McFarland & Singer are putting together a collaborative exhibition piece made up of petri dishes which we have filled with creative and scientific things generated through their residency, and inviting artist to contribute their take on DNA.

The work will be exhibited in 'Process: Visualising DNA Research', at Leicester University, Charles Wilson Building, 10th November 2017 until 11th January 2018, and 44AD Space Bath, 23 January - 24 February 2018.

For further details about the project, visit

The project is funded by Arts Council England & Leicester University with additional support from De Montfort University Fine Art Photography Research Group.

Image credit: #MyDNA, 2017
petri dishes, hand woven tapestry, bound cord, mixed yarns and fibres. Image courtesy © Cos Ahmet