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Active [Drawing] Matter

Posted on: April 28th, 2019 by daksha.patel No Comments

Just back from University of Bristol developing new work with the Applied Maths dept. The work comprises of a circular blackboard with speakers attached to its underside. When sounds of starling murmurations are played at a specific frequency, the blackboard vibrates causing the chalks placed upon it to move in active matter formations. The artwork is inspired by the concept of Active Matter and mathematicians’ use of blackboards as a collaborative thinking space. Active Matter systems are composed of patterns of collective motion typically demonstrated by large numbers of active agents. They can be microscopic, such as cell division and the movement of micro particles, or macroscopic such as flocks of starlings or shoals of fish. 

Art in Manufacturing

Posted on: April 17th, 2019 by daksha.patel No Comments

Work in progress on my new commission for Art in Manufacturing and Super Slow Way based at Blackburn Yarn Dyers:

Blackburn Yarn Dyers


Posted on: March 16th, 2019 by daksha.patel No Comments

New drawings for upcoming print residency at DCA

India residency

Posted on: January 27th, 2019 by daksha.patel No Comments

AMAZING time in Baroda with Artcore! Some images and a video below:



Kaipo Che!

Posted on: November 28th, 2018 by daksha.patel No Comments

I am looking forward very much to my upcoming ‘Kaiypo Che’ residency in Vadodara, India, which is part of Artcore’s program during January 2019. We will be four UK-based artists and six India-based artists working together, plus some researchers. It will be a stimulating and exciting process!

Dundee lab drawings

Posted on: November 10th, 2018 by daksha.patel No Comments

First drawings produced after my week-long residency in the labs at Dundee University Life Science. Looking forward to my next visit in spring when I will be in the print rooms at DCA taking drawings into etching processes.


Upcoming research residency Dundee

Posted on: July 25th, 2018 by daksha.patel No Comments

Looking forward very much to my upcoming residency with Dr Miratul Muqit at University of Dundee who is researching Parkinson’s Disease. We have successfully gained funding for an extended project that involves a residency in the labs and in the DCA print room, workshops with patients and a final exhibition in 2019. Watch this space!

Biorhythmic Drawing @ Watermans

Posted on: May 22nd, 2018 by daksha.patel No Comments

Upcoming solo show comprising of a new series of etchings, an interactive bio-sensor installation and a large scale wall drawing at Watermans Art Centre, London. Please see details below:



Watermans Art Centre

40 High St,

Brentford TW8 0DS

Exhibition dates: 11th June – 25th July 2018

Gallery Tour and exhibition launch: Wednesday 13th June, 6.30-8.30pm

ACA BEYOND residency

Posted on: April 11th, 2018 by daksha.patel No Comments

A wonderful few days up in Northumberland for the BEYOND (star gazing) residency at Allenheads Contemporary Arts. Here are some images from my time in their lovely gallery space, playing with ideas connecting to mapping, light projections, drawing with light, seeing and not seeing.





Art/science drawing workshops

Posted on: April 6th, 2018 by daksha.patel No Comments

Some images from a recent drawing research project I delivered working with medical students and patients exploring the theme of skin. They took place at Salford Royal Hospital and Manchester Museum. Fantastic conversations, stimulating ideas and wonderful drawings!