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Image of the Week: Eye Contact

We’re used to looking in windows, but what if they were able to look back? The image above captures a moment from the new window display on show at Wellcome Trust HQ – an art installation called “Eye...

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Image of the Week: Aspergillus fumigatus

The image above is an artistic impression of a microscopic view of the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus, a common organism in the environment typically found in compost heaps and decaying vegetation. The...

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Image of the week: Ebola

This week’s image is of a sculpture of the Ebola virus, created by artist Luke Jerram. It is an unusual, and artistic, take on Ebola. With the virus continuing to spread in West Africa and the...

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“I just can’t get you out of my head”– musical hallucinations and Phantom Voices

Most of us can recall familiar music in our heads; some of us can imagine original music. But when that musical imagination spills over into musical intrusions, earworms or hallucinations, the...

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Image of the Week: Stitching Science

For our Image of the Week this week we have a special guest post from artist and researcher Rebecca Harris… This image shows part of my commission for the Eden Project’s new permanent exhibition...

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Image of the Week: Under Your Skin – Creutzfeldt-Jakob

Laurène Pijulet-Balmer, Under Your Skin Creutzfeldt-Jakob, 2013 This week sees the opening of ‘History is Now: 7 artists take on Britain’ at the Hayward Gallery, featuring the first ever art...

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Alley Galli Biennale: Art is good for you

Dharavi in Mumbai, India, is one of the largest informal settlements in the world. This month, it was transformed into the Alley Galli Biennale, a festival of art, health and recycling. The festival is...

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Wellcome Trust Public Events Listing – March 2015

Watching – an opera for children, about sleeping As the first spring bulbs start to push through the soil and signal that the time for hibernation is over, throw off the lethargy of winter and explore...

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Image of the Week: In the flesh

In the flesh – Courtesy of Gemma Tickle/Mosaic This week we’re celebrating the 1st birthday of our long-form science journalism publication Mosaic. We’ve had a spectacularly successful 12 months, with...

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Wellcome Image Awards 2015 Winners

“Fascinating, sad, macabre… also delicate, detailed and beautiful” – just some of the words used to describe the overall winner in the Wellcome Image Awards 2015. Announced at at ceremony at Wellcome...

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Image of the Week: Nature’s Switch

  This Image of the Week was contributed by Dr Erinma Ochu, Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow.  Our image – or in this case video – of the week is an extract from Nature’s Switch, a film exploring the...

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Image of the Week: Temperature receptor in the skin

This week our Image of the Week comes from Carly Dakin, Clinical Collection Coordinator at Wellcome Images There’s a fine art to our skin. Whilst looking through the Wellcome Images collection for...

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Papaver rhoeas – Lost lives and fading memories

As we pause to mark Armistice Day, artist Paddy Hartley considers the act of remembrance. His delicate ‘Papaver rhoeas’ poppy sculptures, made from paper-thin slices of lambs’ hearts, are currently...

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Wellcome Trust windows – featuring ‘Tools of the Trade’

The windows of Wellcome Trust HQ on Euston Road in London have long been used to exhibit works of art around the themes of science and discovery. ‘Tools of the Trade’ is the latest installation,...

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Wellcome Image Awards 2016 Winners

The winners of the 2016 Wellcome Image Awards were announced at a ceremony at the Science Museum in London last night. For the first time in the Awards’ 19 year history, an illustration claimed the top...

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