Diana Scarborough signing the red list  Ackroyd and Harvey exhibition, Cambridge 2016


I work cross-discipline, creatively and collaboratively, taking inspiration from scientific practice that embraces concepts of data, code, mutable materials, rekindled history, technology and environmental concerns and rephrases them from an art perspective. Projection, sound, video installation, light, sensors, circuit design and sculpture is my current media of choice. I work  scientists, dancers, composers, sculptors, performers and , directors, engineers and community groups to make work that is tangible, surprising, relevant and inclusive.


Diana Scarborough is an artist-engineer whose collaborative practice is inherently cross discipline with a technology and contextual bias. She takes her inspiration from research and science, working with world leaders  in the fields of astrobiology, nano- biotechnology, nano-microscopy, space weather data and DNA data.  Her interest lies in revealing the beauty, playfulness, emotion and meaning in the science and make it present as art using film, sound, live performance projection combined with traditional fine art practices. Overlays of codes and text in printmaking plays with the boundaries of perception  at the point where pattern becomes decoded.

too much information

Recent Work:- ‘Sounds of Space’ (British Antarctic Survey), Interwoven (V&A ), Water (Technical Museum, Zagreb), Breaking Boundaries, (2016 San Sebastian,Melissa Pierce Murray) and DNA necklace (using actual DNA, US client).

Diana Scarborough lives in Cambridge, UK.  She teaches Fine Art painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, animation, filmmaking and photography on a part-time basis.  Bespoke art tutoring, outreach  engagement workshops, CPD courses and promotes art-science through public art creation and lectures can be provided on request.

Qualifications: Chartered Engineer (CEng), MA Printmaking ( Cambridge School of Art), BA Fine Art (KABK, Netherlands), BSC Electronic Engineering ( York). She worked at a Naval dockyard on ships and submarines from 18!


Email: dianasj62@yahoo.co.uk     Mobile :  +44 (0)7980110167

Studio Visits by Arrangement

Facebook      LinkedIn      Twitter        Instagram

breaking boundaries Card