#shareEGU20: let’s get creative and share EGU art!

#shareEGU20: let’s get creative and share EGU art!

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, EGU has made the decision to cancel this year’s physical General Assembly in Vienna and instead offer a partial alternative meeting online, called #shareEGU20. Over the next few weeks in the run up to #shareEGU20, which will be held from the 4 – 8 May 2020, we will be posting regular updates and information about how to get involved, what EGU can offer during this week and how to find each other. We know that there will be many, many questions that people have, and we are learning how to do this right along with you, so please send us your questions over social media or by emailing or We’re looking forward to sharing EGU with you, online!


One of the great things about the EGU General Assembly each year is how our members bring their enthusiasm, joy and creativity to their science, and no-where is this more apparent than in your interactions with our Artists In Residence. As we will no longer be ‘in Residence’ we reached out to our two artists for this year Stacy Phillips and Priyanka Das Rajkakati to ask if they would still be interested in getting involved remotely, and they said yes!


We asked each of them to tell us a bit about what kind of work they hope to focus on and how to get in touch with them if you want to see your work interpreted through their art – so let’s get creative!


Stacy Phillips:

As part of #shareEGU20 I want to do a series of photographs of Lego scenes depicting the range of wonderful research that is being presented at this online conference. This could include portraits of scientists in the field or the lab doing their data collection, a representation of the impact the research could be having on the world as a whole, or even the explanation of a new scientific concept using Lego bricks. The advantage of using Lego is that it allows you to use your imagination. So even if you don’t think that there is a minifigure out there that represents your field, or even that your work might be too obscure for this sort of thing, that is exactly the type of challenge that I relish, so get in touch!

Lego Stacy doing some LA-ICP-MS chemical mapping of kyanite during her PhD research. See, even big grey boxes in the lab can look cool when you build them out of Lego! (Photo credit: Stacy Phillips)


I will be sharing my work throughout the week on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag (#shareEGUart). You can contact me via my Twitter (@Shtacy_Phillips) and Instagram (@ShtacyP), or via email at I will be aiming to create several images over the course of the week, but I want to hear from as many people as possible who want to share their research in a fun and engaging way!





Priyanka Das Rajkakti

During the week of #shareEGU20 I’ll be mainly doing digital and algorithmic art – I’d like to experiment with graphs and equations, and create animated images based on those equations. I am very interested in subjects across the geosciences in general, but I have a special interest in Space Science, Climate Science and Antarctica.


Throughout the week I will be sharing my work over several platforms using the hashtag #shareEGUart. To get in touch with me you can contact me on Twitter (@priyankaSpace) and LinkedIn (das-pri) as well as on my email ( and you can see more of my work on my Instagram account (@pranks.drj) and on my website (www.PriyankaRajkakati.Space). I’m extremely excited for this new challenge and the infinite possibilities for us to create art through #shareEGU20!




To help you find them and each other, we want you to share your own creativity around your research – it can be anything, a photo, a drawing, a sculpture, a dramatic reading, an interpretive dance or song, some poetry, a digital visualisation or a really appealing data set. We want to see it!! Share your work with the hashtag #shareEGUart and we will promote it for all our members to enjoy during the week of #shareEGU20.

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Hazel Gibson is Head of Communications at the European Geosciences Union. She is responsible for the management of the Union's social media presence and the EGU blogs, where she writes regularly for the EGU's official blog, GeoLog. She has a PhD in Geoscience Communication and Cognition from the University of Plymouth in the UK. Hazel tweets @iamhazelgibson.

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