This blog documents my practice-led PhD research project at the Northern Centre of Photography, University of Sunderland, in partnership with Kielder Observatory (KOAS), a public-outreach astronomical organisation in Northumberland, UK. This project is in the field of fine-art photography, concerned with astronomy, exploring the situatedness of the ‘dark sky experience’ in Northern England.
Key to the work is testing the process of encounter. This involves a new art-science partnership, and through an innovation of new photographic display in art gallery, museum, public and online. The fusing of these new visual explorations aims to create a case study for how creativity can expand existing dialogues with audiences at dark-sky organisations.