Gwyn McAllister - September 2019

“When artist Elizabeth Whelan was given the chance to develop a theme for a show at Featherstone, she dug back into her childhood for inspiration.

“My father is a scientist,” she says. “Many years ago he brought me back a gift from a conference he had attended. It was a gorgeous rendition of DNA by a well-known illustrator. I still have it. It showed me that artists could portray science subject matter in a really captivating way.”

As curator of the current Featherstone show, “Inseparable: Science and Art,” Whelan has proven that statement to be true..."