The Naughton Gallery at Queen's University Belfast welcomes 16,000 annual visitors including a significant number of international tourist visitors and is listed in 'Ten of the Best university galleries in the UK and Ireland' by The Times Higher. The Gallery was the winner of the Times Higher Education Award for Excellence & Innovation in the Arts 2008
We worked closely with The Gallery to curate the exhibition Action at a Distance: the life and legacy of John Stewart Bell
The exhibition ran from the 5th to the 30th November 2014.
John Stewart Bell was one of the most influential scientists of the twentieth century, this Queen’s graduate formulated a theorem which physicists, philosophers and historians now consider to be one of the most significant developments in quantum theory. His proof of non-locality - that a measurement of particle A would instantaneously affect particle B, even if they were a vast distance apart - revolutionised the understanding of both quantum theory and the nature of the physical universe.
On the 50th anniversary of the publication of Bell’s theorem, this unique exhibition explored his life and the artistic response to his legacy by artists from across the world.
Richard Bell (Australia)
Geraldine Cox (UK)
Oliver Jeffers (USA)
Rory Jeffers (Northern Ireland)
Jonathon Keats (USA)
Kevin Kopacka (Germany)
Lucy McKenna (Ireland)
Philip Mussen (Northern Ireland)
As well as being one of the invited artists we also worked with the gallery on the content for the exhibition, the branding, interpretive signage and catalogue design.
The exhibition was presented in association with the School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University Belfast.