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Currently Involved in research at Charles Sturt University.

Personal profile

Dr Eleanor Gates-Stuart is a visual media artist who focus is primarily on scientific exploration and technology, both in the advancement of innovation and in communicating her artistic practice in new and innovative ways, questioning and engaging audience in art, science and technology. Working with major research organisations, museums, business and government her scope of artistic creativity and research interests are extensive and includes interactive exhibits and the application of innovative materials such as the ‘Bugs’, titanium insects and ‘Hot Seeds’ holographic works.

She was awarded Scitech’s Innovation in Art Residency 2016 for her project, ‘Under the Surface’ based on mining and mineral exploration in Western Australia, in association with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Mineral Resources Flagship. Gates-Stuart’s active research involves site visits, such as travelling deep underground at the Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) Super Pit and visiting Data & Core Repositories at GeoScience Australia and the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) in WA.

Her multimedia project, StellrScope, was awarded to Gates-Stuart’s by the Centenary of Canberra’s major Science Art Commission supported by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government and the Australian Government, 2013. Celebrating 100 years of wheat, from the days of experimentalist William Farrer through to current science innovation of today, CSIRO was the host for this research, engaging Gates-Stuart as the Science Art Fellow. She received a Canberra Critic’s Circle Award for StellrScope, the major commission installation which was held at Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre. Artworks from the project are now part of the ACT Legislative Assembly Art Collection.

Her international research in Science and Art is diverse and collaborative; Joining Charles Sturt University as Professor in Creative Industries following her links as an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, University of Wollongong and prior Professorship in Technology and Art (Techno Art) at National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan). She holds a PhD in Science Communication, Communicating Science: Exploring Science though Art, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, Australian National University, and supported by the CSIRO – both she has been a Visiting Research Scholar.

Selected as a participant for the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), a program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, ‘The Deep Blue Sea 2016’, she continues the momentum of the ‘think tank’ synergy of NAKFI with scientists and artists in the USA. Other international projects include her current collaboration with the Orchid Research and Development Center at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.

Education/Academic qualification

Science Communication (Science and Arts),Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University

… → 27 Jul 2015

Award Date: 27 Jul 2015

External positions

Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Wollongong


NAFKI Futures Alumni, The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAFKI) Alumni, USA

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    Save Face

    Gates-Stuart, E. & Huffman, K. R., 13 Aug 2020

    Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Original - Visual art works

  • STEAM - Empowering STEM with the Arts: Extended Reality - The future of immersive learning

    Gates-Stuart, E. & Hagan, A., 27 Apr 2020

    Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Recorded or Rendered works

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    Evoking memories: Displacing the fear of technology

    Gates-Stuart, E., Bramble, M., de Lima, R., Higgins, B., McKenzie, C., Dowdeswell, S., Lewis, R. & Redshaw, S., 24 Dec 2019, In : Fusion Journal. 16, p. 21-33 12 p.

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    3D Reconstruction from multi-view images of a Christmas

    Gates-Stuart, E. (Creator), Nguyen, C. (Creator), Adcock, M. (Creator), Lovell, D. (Creator), La Salle, J. (Creator), Weir, T. (Creator) & Mantle, B. (Creator), CSIRO Data Access Portal, 11 Mar 2014



    Canberra Critics Circle Award

    Gates-Stuart, Eleanor (Recipient), 27 Nov 2013

    Prize: Award

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  • CSIRO PhD Research Studentship

    Gates-Stuart, Eleanor (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Other distinction

  • CSIRO Science Art Fellow

    Gates-Stuart, Eleanor (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Other distinction

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  • Activities

    Orchid Aesthetic Beauty

    Eleanor Stuart (Invited speaker) & Hong-Hwa Chen (Organiser)

    13 Aug 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationAcademic

    STEM 2020 on Demand

    Eleanor Stuart (Invited speaker), Andrew Hagan (Invited speaker), Scott Sleap (Organiser), Tim Kitchen (Invited speaker), Peter Thew (Invited speaker), Sir Ken Robinson (Keynote speaker), Nigel Urwin (Participant), Lisa Harvey-Smith (Keynote speaker), Kerry Mann (Invited speaker), Jordan Nguyen (Keynote speaker), Johnathan Hewis (Invited speaker), Felicity Furey (Keynote speaker), Alan Finkel (Keynote speaker), Jenine Beekhuyzen (Keynote speaker), Karl Kruszelnicki (Keynote speaker), Suzy Urbaniak (Keynote speaker) & Adam Spencer (Keynote speaker)

    27 Apr 202027 May 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConference/SymposiumAcademic

    CESTEMER: Cultivating Ensembles in STEM Education and Research

    Eleanor Gates-Stuart (Speaker), Larry Pratt (Speaker), Lisa D'Amour (Speaker), Heather Spence (Speaker) & Steven Haddock (Speaker)

    20 Jun 201922 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationAcademic

    Television Production Summit 2019

    Eleanor Gates-Stuart (Keynote speaker)

    22 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConference/SymposiumIndustry

    Visualisation Matters 2019

    Eleanor Gates-Stuart (Keynote speaker)

    06 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConference/SymposiumIndustry