Coffee in the Studio with Sarah Jane Moore and Laura Parker hosted by Steven Durbach

15 August 2020 11:00 AM

These inspiring academics epitomise the power of science and art in collaboration. Learn about what they have done and how it has affected their approach to what they do. Come here the oysters sing!

Sarah Jane Moore

Dr Sarah Jane Moore is an independent creative artist who lives in lutruwita, Tasmania. She is an Adjunct Associate Lecturer within the Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) UNSW.

Laura Parker

Dr Laura Parker is an Indigenous Scientia Fellow and ARC DAATSIA Fellow in the Faculty of Science, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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Coffee in the Studio with Annelies Jahn and Beric Henderson and hosted by Steven Durbach

19 August 2020 8:00 PM

Is it possible for artists and scientists to find common ground? Is Art the new philosophy? Can a scientist become an artist? And does it work the other way round? What can these seemingly disparate worlds bring to each other? Come and listen to these people engage in a conversation over coffee and see if you can figure out who is the artist and who is the scientist?

Beric Henderson

Beric is an Australian artist, originally from Sydney and now based in the coastal town of Port Macquarie. He has a background in both art and science. He previously trained in molecular biology, got his PhD in 1990 and for many years ran a successful cancer research team based at Westmead Institute for Medical Research in Sydney. Beric left science in 2015 after publishing around 100 scientific papers.

Annelies Jahn

Annelies Jahn completed a Master of Fine Arts at the National Art School in 2016. Annelies works with installation, intervention, drawing and assemblage to explore perception, the everyday and habitation. Jahn’s work has been exhibited in Australia and overseas. Her work is held in the National Art School Archive and in private collections. She previously held a professional career in graphic design, art direction and publishing for a period of 30 years. Annelies is currently a sessional teacher in Drawing at the National Art School. She is a director at STACKS Projects Inc.
Annelies’ particular areas of interest and specialization include Poetics of Space, The Everyday and Temporality, Installation, Intervention, The Ready-Made, Collecting and Assemblage, Journaling, Conceptual and Contemporary Art Practices.
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Coffee in the Studio with Laura Jade and Michael Gillings hosted by Steven Durbach

21 August 2020 2:00 PM

Think of da Vinci. At once an artist and a scientist. These days it often seems that these are seen as different realms.  Michael and Laura challenge that notion.  

Laura Jade

Laura Jade is a Sydney based artist who creates interactive wearable art and experiential lighting installations. Her work fuses the multidisciplinary fields of art, biology, illumination design and technology to explore scientific themes such as patterns found in nature and human biological processes.

Michael Gillings

Michael Gillings is in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University, where he is Distinguished Professor of Molecular Evolution. In general, his interests focus on DNA, genetic diversity, and its role in evolution.

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Coffee in the Studio with Sven Rogge and Paul Thomas with host Steven Durbach

22 August 2020 8:00 PM

Come hear how scientists deal with the fragile and uncertain world of the quantum and how art might respond to that

Paul Thomas

I am a Professor at UNSW Art and Design and currently the Director of the Studio for Transdisciplinary Art Research (STAR) as well as the chair of the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference series 2010-2020. As an artist I am a pioneer of transdisciplinary art practice. My practice led research takes not only inspiration from nanoscience and quantum theory, but actually operates there. My current publication Quantum Art and Uncertainty is based on the concept that at the core of both art and science we find the twin forces of probability and uncertainty.

Sven Rogge

I am a Professor in the School of Physics at the University of New South Wales and Vice President of the Australian Institute of Physics My research interest is in experimental condensed matter physics, in particular quantum computation in silicon in the ARC Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology.

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