Exhibition ‘There is Geometry in the Humming of the Strings, There is Music in the Spacing of the Spheres’: Conversations Across Art and Mathematics.

The relationship between art and mathematics has a long, rich and complex history, with both artists and mathematicians drawing inspiration from one another to investigate new ideas.

In 2015, to mark their 150th anniversary, The London Mathematical Society selected artists, Mark Francis and George L–Legendre, to create new work drawing on mathematical ideas.

The exhibition brings these new works together, alongside visual material from the mathematicians, with whom they worked, including: Professor Sir Roger Penrose (University of Oxford), Dr Iain Moffatt (Royal Holloway) and Dr Dorothy Buck (Imperial College, London). In these collected works we begin to glimpse a shared conversation between the separate disciplines, and find a history, creativity and future common to both.

Heidi Morstang was also commissioned to produce a film ‘Thinking Space’, which explores how mathematicians think.

On Friday 22 April at 18:30 there will be a special film screening and talk by Professor Stephen Huggett, Professor in Pure Mathematics and Heidi Morstang, Lecturer in Photography. Free admission, booking is advisable

9 April - 28 May
Monday - Friday 1000 - 1700, Saturday 1100-1600

Event Date

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 10:00 to Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 16:00


Peninsula Arts Gallery