Welcome to the webpage of the "A matter of beauty" exhibition, held at the Nottingham City Gallery from the 15th to the 19th October 2013.

The idea

Can Science be beautiful? Where does Beauty reside?
Scientific graphs and diagrams are, first of all, images and thus can be approached visually, with their scientific content put aside. In "A matter of beauty", the artist Angeles Muñoz explores the relationship between science and laymen's perception thereof, treating scientific images and equations as pieces of art.
Such a visual interpretation of scientific results is at the basis of her original drawings, which explore an alternative and fascinating way of unrooting some of the most important and cutting-edge discoveries in Particle Physics and Astronomy and placing them in an everyday context.
Browse through our pages on the right columns to get more information on the event, enjoy some photos of the works and watch some recordings.

The event

The exhibition started Tuesday 15th October 2013 and went on for a whole week until Saturday 19th October 2013. It opened each day from 16.00 to 22.30, with special Science-related events and outreach talks (given by members of the School of Physics and Astronomy and of the School of Chemistry of the University of Nottingham) in the evenings.
Click here for a complete schedule of the event.

The artist

Angeles Muñoz (1987) studied Fine Arts in Granada (Spain) and Florence (Italy) specializing with a Master’s degree in Drawing. Currently she combines her Ph.D. in Arts with projects such as The Qubbet El Hawa Project (Egypt), book illustration and developing innovative learning activities around interpreting art objects at Horizon Digital Economy Research.
This is her Facebook page, and thisher Behance Portfolio.

The venue

The exhibition was organized at the Nottingham City Galley part of the Howie Smith Project, an independent Ph.D. research project that transforms derelict and empty buildings into spaces that may be exploited by creative individuals and industries, pioneered by artist Robert Howie Smith.


1. Nottingham Catalyst is a Research Councils UK funded program that helps engage the public with research at the University of Nottingham.
2. University of Nottingham offers a wide range of activities, facilities and exhibitions to the general public and is actively involved in building strong relationships with the community.
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