November 10, 2015, by Emma Thorne

Celebrating the beauty of the earth through art

A community event at Sutton Bonington campus is to bring together art and science in a celebration of the natural world.

The Vet School will be throwing open its doors to the public from 9am to 2pm today (Wednesday November 11) for the event taking place in The Atrium, which will be based on the theme The Beauty of the Earth.

Staff and undergraduate and postgraduate students from across Sutton Bonington campus and local artists will be showcasing their work which encompasses a range of media and the day will close out from 1pm to 2pm with an hour of music featuring the Sutton Bonington choir, folk music and solo artists.

The event has been organised by Dr Catrin Rutland, a lecturer in Anatomy and Developmental Genetics in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Sciences.

Dr Rutland said: “Science and art are two sides of the same coin really and a lot of our staff and students who work in the sciences are also extremely creative and have a lot of artistic talent.

“My academic expertise is anatomy but I enjoy expressing a different side of myself through the creation of landscape tapestries. I had the idea for this event because I enjoy my art and I think it’s important to encourage people to develop their hobbies and explore their creativity.”

The event will also offer the opportunity for people to find out more about how staff and students are supporting the Movember campaign to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and how they can get involved with a creative writing competition being run by Dr Pru Hobson West.

Stunning new pieces from the Vet School’s museum will also be on display – blood vessel corrosion casts which show the position of blood vessels in the organs of animals including birds, cats and dogs and new plastinates, thin slices through animal specimens which offer a fascinating view of their anatomy and organs.

More information about the day is available from Dr Catrin Rutland on 0115 951 6573,

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