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Senior curator of human biology and medicine at Museum Victoria.
Dr Nurin Veis has developed the exhibitions The Human Body and The Mind: Enter the Labyrinth, setting an international benchmark for exhibitions based on sensory and exploratory experiences.
FRANC PALAIA is a versatile multi-media artist and works professionally as a painter, photographer, muralist, sculptor, lamp designer, book artist, Independent curator and educator.
Wayne Ashley is a program director, producer, and curator with eleven years developing and implementing hybrid projects with nationally and internationally recognized artists and cultural institutions.
Jean-Pierre holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition and Theory from Harvard University and earned a B.A. in Music from UCLA, graduating magna cum laude. He was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics.
I resigned from the Public Galleries Association in early September and am currently enjoying a number of roles, including facilitation of a major touring exhibition of the work of George Baldessin.
Colombian artist, working mainly in collective action including scientists in areas like neuroscience, molecular biology and astronomy. Education in environment and human talent has also been complemented with performance by the artist.
Design ecology is concerned with the abundance and distribution of interactions in the design process. Identifying these interactions and their histories facilitates better decision making towards positive futures.
I am a social scientist that collaborates with artists in Townsville, Australia, on participatory action research projects that explore ideas and understandings of climate change.
Brendan is a composer and sound artist who enjoys working across disciplines - both commercial and artistic.
When not making noise, he's likely to be knee deep in technology and associated research...
Media theoretician, artist and member of the feminist cyber collective “Old Boys Network“. Germany.
Over past decades my work has focused on the decomposition, death and rewriting of the natural world and it’s reinstatement as ‘the other’.
I am an astronomer working in observational cosmology, and the chair of Leonardo/ISAST. I am currently working on the satellite project SNAP, which will seek to understand the nature of dark energy in the universe.
I’m an artist experimenting with cross-sensory perception and the uncharted territories of the senses. I'm exploring the sense of smell along with new technologies.
Dr Andre Brodyk is an internationally recognised biotech (genetic) artist.
Dr Brodyk's practice–based PhD from UNSW (2009) is entitled, 'Genetic art and recombinants: Introns non-code and the proto-animate condition'.
Paz Tornero (Murcia, Spain) graduated from Polytechnic University of Valencia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She was Visiting Fellow at Harvard, Graduate School of Arts and sciences 2009-2010, as well as MIT, Media Lab.
The Bioalloy and Body Performance is committed to developing new directions in performance art with relations to scientific explorations within the Cyborgian systems (cyborg/man). This is a collobrative effort between Scientist, Gary Cass and Performance artist,S.Chandrasekaran
Trish completed her Doctor of Visual Arts at Griffith University in 2005. Her thesis explored the impact of experimental biomedical engineering techniques on expressions and representations of corporeality.
Jenny's family hails from the Bundjalung Nation and she works at the nexus of art, film-making and new technologies. Her work is exhibited both nationally and internationally - including 'Interactiva01', a biennale at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico.
Program Manager, Visual Arts Board at Australia Council for the Arts
“Transformation” is a recurring theme in all my work.
The chimaera series consisted of various mixed media constructions of variable sizes utilising repetitive components made with a variety of media and readymade objects including scientific lab ware and included;
Oil encaustic linen canvas chalk white board maker genetically modified corn flour as baby powder genetically modified sunflower oil watch glasses glass test tubes thermo plastic film clear acrylic and mild steel push pins cast shadows reflections movement sensor lighting glass etching
The work aimed to position the viewer as part of a new chimaera
artfunding: Besen Foundation supported the exhibition 'Respond Red or Blue' at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
sciencefunding: In kind support and material support from the Radiology department at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and later at the RMIT Radiology sciences faculty in Bundoora was tremendous. As was the support of technically knowledgable staff in order to create the images, i could not oppporate the technology and required there expertise.
Also the medical illustration unit at the RMH and many other staff.
Through images, text, fingerprints and DNA sequencing (from hair samples of the subjects) a series of abstract layers of identity will be woven together to create the fascia for the identity chamber. The physical chamber, a tent-like construction, made from semi-transparant tensioned latex, can be entered and walked through by viewers, while the visual translations of identity are projected onto the chambers walls. A metaphorical recombination takes place, identity becomes an elastic (en)coded building process.
Los Días y Las Noches de Los Muertos is a ghost work of counter-memories, tracing thresholds of impossibilities beyond the blank gaze of pan-capitalism. A drifting carnival of five micro-stages recombines the newest blue-eyed sons of star wars, top-sight trajectories of power and capital, and the living dead who name themselves Zapatistas.
Geoderma is a 3D video and installation project that developed into a major exhibition first shown as a Festival of Perth event at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, in Western Australia in 1998.
The work took a year and a half to complete and is the collaborative efforts of three artists: Brian McClave, David Carson and George Millward.
Geoderma then toured Australia between 1998 and 2001 with funding from Art on the Move and the Australia Council
StellrScope, a body of work by ACT artist Eleanor Gates-Stuart, celebrates wheat innovation over the last century, from William Farrer’s pioneering work on wheat breeding to present-day research on food futures. Using source material including Farrer’s own notebooks, it explores the links
between art and science, and tells the story of the Canberra region’s connection to Australia’s major food crop.
Eleanor Gates-Stuart, Science Art Fellow at CSIRO, exhibits her intriguing artworks ‘Hot Seeds: the Scithetic Dimensions’ produced whilst in residence at CSIRO.
The body of work explores the scientific innovation of wheat across CSIRO’s Plant Industry, Bioinformatics and its Food Futures Flagship, celebrating the legacy of William Farrer through to present day.
The paraphernalia of a rootless existence, such as sleeping bags and tents, are rolled to form soft-sculptural planters. These incubating seedbeds support the growth of 100 plants native to Western Australia. Each vessel is fitted with a tag identifying the scientific and common name. Another tag references a UWA-related research publication title drawn from any faculty and collectively forming a temporary nursery and library annex that reflects a rapidly changing environment and associated fields of knowledge.
Gilbee’s oeuvre entails a complex exploration of human existence that often borders on the ineffable. The ethereal and somewhat ephemeral nature of her materials complements this sensibility while enhancing an intrinsic poeticism in her work. While this exhibition continues her investigation of ‘interior’ worlds - on both physical and psychological levels – the work shifts towards an exploration of the relationship(s) that exist between consciousness and the creative impulse through emotions such as fear, anguish and desire.
'Shadows are a corset for light. When forms emerge unknown they dance on our field of perception, igniting imaginary landscapes and projections of desire.' Tara Gilbee
'Cold Light' is a series of photographic images that explore the quality of light as manipulated through photography. The artworks are large and invite the viewer to make their own meaning from the shapes and forms that shimmer from the page.
Eleanor Gates-Stuart is one of 5 selected artists to work with the Electric Canvas in showing architectural projections on Canberra’s Parliamentary Triangle. These include: The National Library of Australia, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery and Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre.
Eleanor draws on her science art interests and historical artefacts from the NLA.
The Impact by Degrees exhibition presents perspectives by Australian media artists who, through collaborations with scientists, environmentalists and designers as well as an extensive engagement with Australia’s unique
environment, have developed cultural responses to the most urgent for humanity challenge—Climate Change.
Impact by Degrees is the key cultural event within the Embassy of Australia, Washington DC in the lead up to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Conference of the Parties in Copenhagen 2009.
In this year’s edition, we are focusing on different ethical perspectives of Science and Art collaborations, particularly in relation to the Life Sciences. We have thought of 3 distinct moments of reflection to discuss the differences, similarities, cross sections, juxtapositions in artists and scientists’ objectives, sensibilities and background knowledge.
1) Hybrids will present some projects that deal with different subjects, a portrait of life, and human, animal and cellular interactions
2) Reflections will be centred on laboratory experiences
Collaborative project with Shu Lea Cheang, 'Moving Forest'; a 12 hour 5 act sonic and visual performance to be intervened by an expandable citywide operatic manoeuver with public wifi and mobile technology. Derived from Kurosawa's film version of Macbeth (Throne of Blood, 1957).
Linda works with Processing (open source software) to generate flying arrows from mobile phone and web connections and splattered blood stains from input from scrying boards that pick up the invisible ever present electro magnetic fields our appliances and devices produce.