|Group or Collective Creators:||Belford Prints|
Primitive streak is a science-art collaboration elucidating 10 key events in human embryonic development by artist/designer Helen Storey (London College of Fashion) and biologist Kate Storey (University of Dundee).
Helen and Kate first collaborated on the project in 1997 to create a series of fashion/textile designs, spanning the first 1,000 hours of human life. Producing these at London College of Fashion, Helen and Kate worked interactively using design at multiple levels to evoke the key embryonic processes that underlie our development. Elucidating the first 1,000 hours of human life in fashion and textiles. This collection has been touring for 11 years, and has been seen by 5 million people in 8 countries.
14 years on, Helen and Kate collaborated again to produce new dresses, which explore the science behind the development and function of the lungs. The full collection is 27 dresses, of which 10 toured in 2011.
A website was created for the project by designers DED Associates, which can be viewed here http://www.primitive-streak.org
|Type of Research:||Show/Exhibition|
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Related events include:
21st February 2011 - Press Call at the opening of the exhibition at Winter Gardens, Sheffield marking the start of the 2011 tour.
Feb 2011, 'Chemistry - Couture For Life', school workshop and talk with Framwellgate School, Newcastle.
14th March 2011, Exhibition preview including Q&A session, by co-creators Kate and Helen Storey at Centre for Life Newcastle, hosted by Chris Jackson (BBC).
30th October 2011, in conversation event at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, as part of the Manchester Science Festival.
21st February 2011 – Tour of Primitive Streak in situ at the Winter Garden with Professor Matthew Holley, University of Sheffield, Kate and Helen Storey.
7th March 2011, Café Scientific, ‘The lung – an inspiring organ’, Professor Helen Storey, Professor Matthew Holley, Professor Moira Whyte. The Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX.
11th March 2011, ‘The Human Lung’: Adsetts Lecture Theatre 6620, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus.
8th November 2008, workshop held as part of the exhibition at The Gallery Space, University of Ulster.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Science, Art|
|Date:||08 October 2008|
|Funders:||Wellcome Trust, Calouste Gulbenkian , Dept of Science and Technology, Creative Partnerships, London South, Creative Partnerships East Midlands, Creative Youth Partnerships (CYP NI) Northern Ireland, Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Wellcome Trust, Extension Award , HEIF via University of Sheffield, Centre for Life Newcastle, In kind support/donation: DED, Science Learning Centre Newcastle, The University of Sheffield, Corner House Manchester, Museum of Costume Bath, Design Council, Pfizer, Natural History Museum , British Council|
|Related Websites:||http://www.helenstoreyfoundation.org/pro2.htm, http://www.primitive-streak.org|
|Related Exhibitions:||September 2009: Great North Museum, October to December 2008: University of Ulster (main building) with Creative Youth Partnerships Northern Ireland and the University of Ulster, September 2006 to July 2007: Derby: University of Derby, College of Art Building, September 2005 to July 2006: Churchfield School South London, February – May 2005: Textile and costume Museum, Barcelona , February 17 – March 5 2004: University of West England, August 2 - August 24 2003: The Arches, Argyle St, Glasgow, June 11 - July 6 2003:Castle Fraser, The National Trust of Scotland Inverurie, Aberdeenshire , April 19 - May 18 2003: Somerset House, King’s College, London DNA 50 celebration , August 2002: Eden Project Cornwall 16 pieces , July 20 - Aug 31 2002: Middlesborough Art Gallery: Fluids exhibition, Sperm Cage , April 24 - May 4 2002: Dundee Contemporary Arts Gallery , 16 pieces, Lecture 23rd April , April 15 - May 17 2002: Howard Gardens Gallery, University of Mid Wales, Fluid - Sperm cage , 19-23rd March 2002: York University, Feb 4th - March 1st 2002: Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham, January 2002 : Guy’s Hospital , October 2001: King’s College London, 15 Sept - 24 Nov 2001: Wolverhampton Art Centre: ‘Fluids’, July 9th- 27th 2001: London College of Fashion, June - October 2000: Expo 2000 Hanover , 19 July - 27 August 2000: Midland Arts Centre (MAC), Birmingham, March - September 2000: San Francisco Exploratorium, June 17th -Aug 13th 2000: Museum of Zoology, Cambridge , January 7th -30th 2000: Oksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark , Summer 1999: World Finance Centre, New York, Spring Summer 1999: Mystic Art Association, Connecticut|
|Event Location:||University of Ulster, Belfast|
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|Deposited By:||Zoe Norton|
|Deposited On:||21 Feb 2011 14:10|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2015 05:21|