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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

External positions

Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Wollongong


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

12 Sep 2016 → …

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Research Output 1996 2019

Evoking memories: Displacing the fear of technology

Gates-Stuart, E., Marguerite, B., 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Virtual reality
Data storage equipment
cultural economy

Something in the Air… Pollen

Gates-Stuart, E., Di Angelo, M. & Stuart, I., 25 Nov 2019

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

Open Access

There’s something in the air tonight: Communicating the science of pollen allergies using art

Gates-Stuart, E., Harper, J. & Graham, B., 29 Nov 2019.

Research output: Other contribution to conferencePresentation only


Where else; Missing You; New life; Make a difference: Postcard Perspectives

Gates-Stuart, E., 16 Nov 2019

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

World Wide Web


Canberra Critics Circle Award

Eleanor Gates-Stuart (Recipient), 27 Nov 2013

Prize: Award

Art Form
Performing Arts

CSIRO PhD Research Studentship

Eleanor Gates-Stuart (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Other distinction


CSIRO Science Art Fellow

Eleanor Gates-Stuart (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Other distinction


Honorary Professorial Fellow

Eleanor Gates-Stuart (Recipient), 01 Mar 2017

Prize: Other distinction


Activities 2015 2019

eXtended Reality Centre (XRC) Industry Day

Eleanor Stuart (Organiser), Sarah Redshaw (Organiser), Elizabeth Wulff (Organiser)
11 Dec 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic eventIndustry

Television Production Summit 2019

Eleanor Gates-Stuart (Keynote speaker)
22 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceIndustry

Australian Research Council (ARC) Assessor

Eleanor Stuart (Advisor)
26 May 2019 → …

Activity: Academic EngagementExpert/advisor

Australian International Animation Festival 2019

Eleanor Gates-Stuart (Invited speaker)
18 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic eventIndustry

Visualisation Matters 2019

Eleanor Gates-Stuart (Keynote speaker)
06 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceIndustry