Artful Zebrafish

Earn Your Stripes: Artful Zebrafish

This citywide exhibition of street art celebrates the tropical fish that taught scientists so much about life. There are workshops and activities for adults and children, as well as installations and specially commissioned artwork at the Art House. Look out for the stencil trail!

Children's art workshop,  Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September, 12-4pm, Firth Court Council Room
Pre-festival children's workshop to generate artwork for the exhibition.

Children's trail and adult quiz,  Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September, 12pm-4pm, Weston Park
A trail and quiz on the theme of fish. Meet at Firth Court main entrance.

Stencil trail, from late August, citywide
Look out for them around the city. A trail map is released on 15 September. Collect them all! The map will be available from Firth Court Porters' Lodge and via the Fish For Science Facebook page.

Street art installation, Weston Park

Art exhibition, Saturday 17-Friday 30 September, The Art House
Open Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm and Friday-Saturday 10am-3pm.

Zebrafish art workshop, Sunday 18 September 12-4pm, Firth Court
For adults with an interest in art.

Talk, Tuesday 20 September, 4-5pm, The Spiegeltent


Street artist coLor works with aerosols, stencils, ceramics and whatever else is to hand – from pianos to kitchen appliances – to create whimsical, sometimes surreal art.

As a research scientist, Dr Claire Allen studied aspects of developmental biology and medical modelling with zebrafish. Now she’s the Aquarium Manager at the University’s Bateson Centre Zebrafish Facility.

Aquarium technician Fiona Milne is reponsible for the wellbeing of these amazing fish. She’s also a photographer with a particular interest in documenting street art.