Festival of Other Arts, Workshop Arts Centre, Feb – March 2018

Artists: Julie Brooke, Lucy East, Deirdre Feeney, Szilvia Gyorgy, Bridget Kennedy, James McCallum, Bill Moseley, Tamsin Salehian, Erica Seccombe, Janet Taverner, Jane Theau & Shona Wilson.

Scientists: Roger Heady, Wen Hao Kan, Alex Maier, Antonia Posada, Leonie Quinn, Melanie Rug & Tim Senden.

“Imagining is at the heart of what artists and scientists do. They imagine what might exist, and what already exists that has yet to be discovered. The artist’s studio and the scientist’s laboratory are two of the rare places left for open-ended inquiry. In these spaces the big questions are addressed: “What is true? How can I improve my world by what I discover, what I create, and what I do?”

“In this exhibition, scientific images of breathtaking beauty and technical refinement have been handed over to twelve artists who have imagined them into being in a completely new way in the form of sculptures, paintings, cyanotype prints, digital photographs, videos and tailor made optical devices. Several of these artists had careers in science before becoming established artists, demonstrating the crossover between the two disciplines. Researchers from the Australian National University and the University of Sydney, working in areas as diverse as cancer and malaria research and metallurgical engineering, have been involved. There are, in effect, two exhibitions in one!”
– Jane Theau, Curator

This project was held in conjunction with Art Month and received funding from Willoughby City Council.