11 - 26 August
Top Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre
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An exhibition by students from the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, inspired by science
in collaboration with National Science Week’s Young Tassie Scientist program
Friday 11 August at 6.30 pm along with the launch of the book “Plankton: A Critical Creation” (Written by Prof Gustaaf Hallegraeff, School of Plant Science, University of Tasmania)
eMerging III is the culmination of a special art/science winter school co-ordinated by Jane Quon and Lindsay Broughton in conjunction with the Tasmanian School of Art's research group ACME (Art, Communication and Marine Ecology) and the National Science Week’s Young Tassie Scientist program.
The winter school unit – entitled Marine Ecology: Synergies in Art & Science – explored an area that not only possesses enormous environmental and social significance, but also offers exciting possibilities for artistic expression and communication. The unit was conducted during the University’s midyear break and involved a program of presentations by scientists from the Young Tassie Scientist program, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, the Australian Antarctic Division, the Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies, and the University of Tasmania. These presentations not only provided fascinating information on highly-focussed science projects themselves, but more broadly, they also served to “open up” the whole realm of Science – of Science as “a world” – for the art students. In addition, seminars were presented by three prominent Tasmanian artists – Lynne Andrews, Jane Quon and Yvonne Pagh-Rees - whose work has often been based upon ecological and scientific themes and who themselves have had considerable experience in art/science collaborations.
"eMerging III presents the artworks of undergraduate students in Art generated from the knowledge and insights acquired - in terms of paintings, prints, drawing, sculptures and multimedia work. Some of the artists’ works are direct responses to the specific scientific projects while others are far more generalised responses. In these, artistic content is not derived from specific scientific enquiry but rather the artworks constitute statements about Science itself, Science as a way of knowing, and of the whole “worlds” that Science reveals to us."
- Lindsay Broughton
Tasmanian School of Art
University of Tasmania
Special thanks go to Professor Noel Frankham, Head of the Tasmanian School of Art, UTAS, Jeannie-Marie LeRoi, Chair of the National Science Week Co-ordinating Committee (Tasmania), Fiona Taylor, Faculty Executive Officer, Science, Engineering & Technology, UTAS, Artist Tonia Gretschmann (art displayed on this page) and to all the artists and presenters.