Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Public lecture/debate/seminar/presentation › Government
Keynote speech and launch of the exhibition, Science & Art: 12 years of the Waterhouse Prize, at the National Archives of Australia, Canberra.
In 2002 the South Australian Museum launched the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize to highlight the strong links between art, science and the natural world. Since then 12 overall prizes have been awarded to diverse pieces of art reflecting themes of conservation, ecology, taxonomy, evolution, plant and animal biology, biodiversity and climate change. This year, 2015, marks the 10th year that the National Archives of Australia has hosted the exhibition developed from the prize, the only location outside the SA Museum to do so.
Science & Art: 12 years of the Waterhouse Prize is a retrospective exhibition that will display each of the overall winning works, paired with material from the collections of the South Australian Museum, National Archives of Australia, the State Herbarium of South Australia and State Records of South Australia to delve further into the science behind the art.
Given that your interests and work extend across the fields of art, science, and multimedia, and your research project Communicating Science: Explorations through Science and Art is closely aligned with the purpose of the exhibition, we believe your insights into the themes and mediums explored within the art works would be an excellent fit to launch the exhibition.