The Science of Art

"zn+1 = zn2 + c" This forms the Mandelbrot set for certain values of c. It is a mathematical equation which results in a beautiful pattern of repetition and has links in chaos theory. The pattern produced could easily be described as an artwork, it is aesthetically pleasing and contains a vast body of theory before it. But Mandelbrot didn't set out to create something to be hung in a gallery, he was chasing the idea behind his mathematical theory and almost accidently created art. The questions we are asking you, are can art be accidental? Do formula and equation play a part in creating work? Is there a Science of Art?

Think rhythm and beat vs. the creative license. Many artists use an element pre-existing structures and formulas in their work (consciously or unconsciously), but is true art something that develops something unquantifiable? Or can art be explained away by a scientific theory?

This open brief is what we are hoping you will respond to. We are looking for submissions from artists, writers, photographers, illustrators, designers and anyone creative, who can respond to this brief. Our only stipulation on this brief is that you must be living, studying or working in West Yorkshire. Also please be aware that we are only printing in black and white, so any images need to be appropriate for this medium.

All submissions should be sent to

We can't guarantee that we'll use every submission, but we will endeavour to where we can. And we will always keep you in mind for future submissions. If you don't feel you have anything to contribute but you would like to know more about us then please feel free to get in touch as well.