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Verity's Smart Textiles are a work of art

Verity Parker, 28, of Finch Close, Woking, a PhD student in the School of Engineering and design at Brunel Univerity, in Uxbridge, Middx, is displaying her work in the show: “Moving Forward: Science, Engineering and Art,“ at the university's Beldam Gallery, until September 8th.

She has been researching yarns and fabrics that are electrically conductive, while at the same time taking art classes at the Brunel University's Brunel Arts.

On show, are pictures of microscopic metallic threads both as photos, and printed onto a textile, draped over a tailor's dummy.

“During the last five or six years, I have attended a number of classes and courses run by the Brunel Arts: painting and mixed media, pottery and screenprinting, all of which have most enjoyable,“ she explained.

“I'm very pleased to be able to express the science and technology of my work as a piece of art, and sculpture. Science can be beautiful on a number of levels.“

Moving Forward: Science, Engineering and Art, Beldam Gallery, Brunel University, Wilfred Brown Building, Cleveland Road, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH. Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm. Enquiries: 01895 266074. Until September 8.