Artists selected in Darwin competition

Darwin is 200 next year and to celebrate artists are competing to have a work on show in the cathedral to his science, the Natural History Museum

Time was, scientists didn't talk to artists very much, perhaps knowing that they wouldn't say much in return.

But that's all but forgotten. Chances are, if you're an artist seeking a juicy commission, your best bet is to hang outside the Wellcome Trust, cleaning their plentiful windows until something better comes along, or to put the word "science" somewhere near the top of your Arts Council grant application...

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