The LYNCHPIN project is pleased to announce international artist Nigel Helyer as its Patron. As reported elsewhere on these pages, Nigel attended the Fourth International Science Symposium on Bio-logging in Hobart in early 2011. His multimedia work sits well with LYNCHPIN's aim to encourage the Arts/Science dialogue, and builds on Bookend's existing links with such communicators as Chris Jordan and our literary Patrons including Neil Gaiman and Bryce Courtenay.
Nigel’s work inhabits the art/science domain and frequently relates to the marine environment, as reflected in particular through his Radiolarians and BioSonics works, through which he explores the morphology of microscopic marine organisms. Nigel will be Artist in Residence at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Hobart in late 2011 to early 2012, collaborating with scientist Dr Mary-Anne Lea on a new series of work: Bio-Logging.