Approved: 16.11.2018

Holly Bazley

Artist

Approved: 16.11.2018

I’m a passionate about combining ideas between art and science, my current practice is based around scientific ideas and issues regarding health. I’m currently in my final year studying Interactive Arts (BA) at Manchester School of Art where I’ve enjoyed collaborating with a range of artists and scientists. I work in a range of mediums but specialise in illustration, animation, and design.

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Artist Statement

I’m a passionate about combining ideas between art and science, my current practice is based around scientific ideas and issues regarding health. I’m currently in my final year studying Interactive Arts (BA) at Manchester School of Art where I’ve enjoyed collaborating with a range of artists and scientists. I work in a range of mediums but specialise in illustration, animation, and design.

My practice often involves raising awareness and helping others, I use my illustrations to help people, for example I recently created Pop art style drawings about the symptoms of people with diabetes. I also created an interactive card game which when played helps teach the facts and debunk the myths about diabetes, a medical condition that now effects 4.6 million people in the UK alone.

I’m also very interested in story-telling and creating characters, last year I finished my two-year project and created a book and animation based around a Bacteriophage called ‘Dave’ to teach kids about how viruses work in the body and what phage therapy is. This has led to me exploring themes about alternative antibiotics because antibiotics are becoming less and less effective, and I want my work to raise this issue and create a debate on how we overuse medicine.

CV & Education

Achievements
I’ve worked on group projects in the past including an Art and Science project where artists, scientists and engineers collaborated exhibited at Manchester City Art Gallery for a special Science and Art evening. I’ve also exhibited work in an Art and Science staff show in The Science Museum, London. Last year, I worked with Digital Innovations in the Science and Engineering faculty at my university using an application called Wikitude, to create an augmented reality video animation of my work with ‘Dave the Bacteriophage.’

I’ve also recently exhibited my piece ‘Diabetes Made Easy’ at the exhibition 7,000 feet at Manchester Central Library and ran workshops with the public during Manchester Science Festival and World Diabetes Day.

Skills

  • Bookbinding and letterpress printing techniques
  • Darkroom and digital photography
  • Adobe: Photoshop, InDesign, Character Animator
  • Running workshops for children, arts & crafts workshops or outdoor activities