Museum Saturday Science meets Art – Co-creating Craft and Art

The exhibition ‘Science meets Art’ illustrates how art can be used as a way to address stigmatisation regarding mental illness and neurodegeneration-related illnesses. It comprises of images of cell structures, fluorescence images, artworks and crafts. This presents a unique opportunity to harness science micrographs in cross-talk, thereby enhancing science by communicating in a unique and powerful manner. Read more on the exhibition here.

Join us for an introduction by project curator – Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen as she introduces the work of two artists, Nomsa and Zach Mukwira, featured on exhibition. The introduction will be followed by a live demonstration by the Mukwira pair as they introduce and lead you through their practice. View their techniques and creations first hand as you are invited to join in this from the library. The demonstration will be played directly from the YouTube live video we streamed last Museum Saturday. All the materials used for this demonstration will be provided in the library for you to follow their practice.

Due to covid-19 regulations the capacity at the museum is limited, however there is a limited number of seats available.

Subscribe to our Youtube channel to watch the demonstration. We would love to see your creations, don’t forget to post online and tag @rupertmuseum #rupertmuseum #sciencemeetsart


If you would like to create at home:

Nomsa will be demonstrating making a glass beaded bowl, but, for the people present, she will assist in the making of glass bead coasters/small circular beaded objects.


Assorted seed beads (size 6)

Wire bowl frame (available at China Town / Pronto in Salt River / Crafters Inn – Somerset West)

Wire: 0.9mm and 0.5mm


Wire cutter

Zach will be doing/making a reinterpretation of his work on the exhibition – he will be using and demonstrating his own/unique “Woven Line” technique.



Velcote board (350g) A1 (use cutting blade to cut to working size, preferred format)

Dala oil paint tubes,50ml, following colours

Yellow ochre, Cardamom yellow, Sky blue, Red, Burnt sienna, Payens grey and White

Brushes   Size 4, 6, 8, 12

Linseed oil (100ml)

Small etching tools

Zenith trimming blades, snap off – 20mm (10)

Pencil 6B

Alkyd oil painting medium

Zelcraft wood glue (100ml)

Turpentine to clean brushes


Feb 27 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm