Macquarie University Art Gallery
Parking: Free for up to two hours in the N3 car park off Gymnasium Rd.
Public Transport: 10min walk from the Macquarie University Train Station and Macquarie Centre bus stop.
DATE & TIME
1 March - 13 April 2017
10:00AM - 5:00PM
When Science meets Art
Landscape/Portrait: An Exploration of the Shoalhaven River Valley surveys the Australian Research Council (ARC) project, When Science meets Art,an interdisciplinary collaboration that illuminates both natural and human processes in the landscape using scientific and cultural data.
This three-year ARC Linkage project is a collaboration between Macquarie University and industry partners Bundanon Trust and the Australia Council. The project – involving artist Nigel Helyer, environmental scientist Mark Taylor, and researchers John Potts and Mark Evans - involves the creation of an interactive audio-visual portrait of the region, incorporating both a representation of the natural environment and its cultural history. Scientific readings of the land, water, even the paint in Arthur Boyd’s studio, are transformed in art works to create an environmental portrait of the area.
This project will create new knowledge of the region and its histories due to the innovative research method combining art, environmental science and cultural history.
There's more background information on the project here.
(Image above) Nigel Helyer, BioPod_V01, 2014, Courtesy of the artist and Duncan Bond