Evolution on show as art

aTHE fascinating process of evolution will be under the microscope at a new exhibition at Ely s Babylon Gallery. Catherine Watling s Minutiae is collaboration between the artist and Dr Helen Coxall from the School of Earth, Ocean and Planetary Sciences a

aTHE fascinating process of evolution will be under the microscope at a new exhibition at Ely's Babylon Gallery.

Catherine Watling's

Minutiae is collaboration between the artist and Dr Helen Coxall from the School of Earth, Ocean and Planetary Sciences at Cardiff University.

Together, they have taken as their focus a collection of


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single-celled microfossils, whose intricate structures reveal hidden secrets of

evolution.

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Caroline Cawley, marketing officer for the gallery, said: "This interactive exhibition uses a variety of media including sound, projection, and touch sensitive pads to allow visitors to explore and actively choose the evolutionary path of the foraminifera,

a large, mainly marine protozoan that has a shell perforated with many small holes which is both entrancing and beautiful."

INFO: Babylon Gallery is open from 10am-4pm from Tuesday to Friday, from 10am-5pm on Saturday, 11-5pm on Sunday and it is closed on Monday. Admission is Free.

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