Scale Free Network
Briony Barr: BA (English), BFA, MFA Co-Director
Gregory Crocetti: BSc (Hons), PhD (Microbiology), GradDipEd (Secondary), MASM Co-Director
Jacqueline Smith: BA (Fine Art), GradDipEd (Secondary)
S e l e c t e d E x h i b i t i o n s & P r o j e c t s
2 0 1 7 (upcoming)
Human Scale Particle Chamber: Experimenta, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne.
Symbiosis Storytelling: Touring Arts Queensland Program.
Rights for the Reef: Sustainable Living Festival, ArtPlay, Melbourne. Workshop in collaboration with Aviva Reed & Professor Linda Blackall.
2 0 1 6
Embodying Symbiosis: Australian Earth Law Alliance Conference, Brisbane. Art-science workshop in collaboration with Aviva Reed.
Rights for the Reef: RONA 16, Cromwell Studios, Melbourne. Art-science workshop in collaboration with Aviva Reed and Professor Linda Blackall.
Microscope-Drawing Laboratory: Byron School of Art, Mullumbimby, NSW.
The Invisible War – Book Launch & Exhibition: Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne
Symbiosis Storytelling: Regional Arts Victoria touring program. Workshop series in collaboration with Aviva Reed.
Symbiosis Storytelling: ArtPlay, Melbourne. Workshop series in collaboration with Aviva Reed & Ailsa Wild.
Zobi and the Zoox: World Science Festival, Brisbane. Live storytelling performance in collaboration with Ailsa Wild & Brainbeau.
Art-Science Lab: Ipswich Art Gallery, Queensland. Series of workshops in the Children’s Gallery.
2 0 1 5
Little Lab: The Joey Club (QANTAS/KU Children’s Services) artist residency & exhibition.
Microscope Drawing Workshops: Mullumbimby Drill Hall.
Molecular Sculpture: Art vs Science Festival, Lismore City Hall, National Science Week 2015.
The Invisible Torrens: Drawing-as-Biomonitoring, Come Out Festival, SA Health and Medical Research Institute, Adelaide.
Drawing Water Art-Science Lab: Regional Arts Victoria Touring Program.
Zobi and the Zoox: picture book about symbiotic role of bacteria and zooxanthellae, set inside a bleaching coral polyp.
2 0 1 4
Micro-Melbourne Now: Community Program, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon: picture book about the symbiotic role of the bioluminescent bacteria Vibrio fischeri, inside the light organ of the bobtail squid.
2 0 1 3
The Aleph Project: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea. Exhibition of The Elaboratorium.
Experimental Congress: Gertrude Contemporary Art (curated by Otherfilm). Drawing Performance.
Australian Future Foods Lab: Collaboration with Carbon Arts. McClelland Sculpture Park, Melbourne, Australia. Live projections as part of an interactive, dining experience focusing on edible native botanicals.
Micro-Draw: Ipswich Art Gallery, Australia. Series of educational art-science workshops.
2 0 1 2
The Elaboratorium: Counihan Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. Exhibition & public program.
Art-Science Lab – Microscopes & Molecules: Free Range Science by The Royal Institution of Australia, Mansfield, Australia. Interactive installation for the public.
Art-Science Lab – Drawing on the Microscale: The Royal Institution of Australia, Adelaide. Public program & series of educational art-science workshops.
2 0 1 1
Molecular Sculpture: Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Education, Melbourne, Australia. Double Helix (children’s science) club workshop.
Molecular Smorgasbord: National Science Week at the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, Australia. Interactive molecular sculpture installation for the public.
Exploring Galaxia Billabong: Collaboration with Mark Thomas at the Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies (CERES), Australia. Public workshop observing microscopic forms of life in a polluted urban water body.
The Brunswick Project: Collaboration with Slow Art Collective. Counihan Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. Interactive installation.
Cross(x)Species Adventure Club – In The Black: Collaboration with Natalie Jeremijenko & Mihir Desai. Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA. Live projections as part of interactive dining experience.
Molecular Smorgasbord: Living Science at Castlemaine Farmers Market, Australia. Interactive molecular sculpture installation for the public.
Drawing on the Micro-scale: 2011 arts2GO Program, Regional Arts Victoria (Australia). School Residencies based on the Microscope-Drawing Workshop.
2 0 1 0
Art-Science Lab: Free Range Science by The Royal Institute of Australia, Wendouree. Interactive microscope drawing installation for the public.
The Tree of Life: Workshop at Artplay & sculpture installation at Friends of the Earth, Melbourne.
Art-Science Lab: National Science Week residency, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia. Workshop series.
Psycho Sub-Tropics: Intervention as part of ‘Always Moving’ Exhibition, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia. Live projections & drawing performance. Curated by Otherfilm.
The Invisible Yarra – River-Drawing Lab: Moomba Festival, ArtPlay, Melbourne, Australia. Interactive installation for the public.
Art-Science Lab: Ipswich Art Gallery, Australia. Series of educational art-science workshops.
2 0 0 9
TS2: Collaboration with Slow Art Collective. Incinerator Art Complex, Melbourne, Australia. Invited intervention diagramming the origin of recycled materials used in exhibition.
Exhibition: 211 Elizabeth St, New York, USA. 2-day installation, part of six month-long, continuous, group exhibition.
Microscope-Drawing Workshop: The Big Draw Festival, ArtPlay. Interactive installation for public.
Microscope-Drawing Workshop: Carlton Primary School – After School Program
Microscope-Drawing Workshop: Hypothesis at Federation Square, National Science Week. Interactive installation for the public.
Microscope-Drawing & Movement: ArtPlay, Australia. Art-science educational workshop.
2 0 0 8
Microscope-Drawing Workshop: The Big Draw Festival at The Avoca Project, Victoria, Australia. Interactive installation for the public.
Jump Up: Collaboration with Collector’s Set at Horse Bazaar, Melbourne, Australia. Video projections.
Interactive Microscope-Drawing Exhibition: National Science Week Event, ArtPlay: Exhibition and interactive installation for the public.
Microscope-Drawing Workshops: ArtPlay: Workshop series.
Pilot Workshop: CSIRO Double Helix Science Club
2 0 0 7
BZ Chemical Reaction: OtherFilm Festival, The Old Museum, Brisbane. Live performance
A w a r d s
2015 Shortlisted for the De Bary Children’s Oustanding Science Book Award (Zobi and the Zoox)
2015 Puggle Children’s Choice award (Environmental Award for Children’s Literature): awarded to Zobi and the Zoox.
2015 Shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award (Zobi and the Zoox)
2015 US Independent Publisher Book Awards – Bronze medal winner – Best Children’s Illustrated eBook: awarded to the The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon.
G r a n t s
2016 Community Arts Support Program Grant
2016 Creative Partnerships Australia – Match Co-Funding Grant
2015 Arts Queensland – Artist in Residence Program Grant
2015 Australia Council for the Arts Development Grant
2015 Creative Victoria – Arts Project Grant
2014 ANZAC Centenary Major Grant / Department of Veterans Affairs
2014 Creative Victoria – Arts Project Grant
2008 City of Melbourne Arts Grant
2008 National Science Week Grant
R e s i d e n c i e s
2016 Artists-in-Residence: Patricia Stock laboratory, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona
2013 Drawing Water: The Environmental Health Clinic (Natalie Jeremijenko), New York University
2011 Waterbodies: The Environmental Health Clinic USA