Microscopic Metropolis: MKW 2018


What mysteries lurk in the soil beneath our feet? Part laboratory, part studio, this workshop will introduce you to the mysterious and biodiverse underworld that is soil: the under-appreciated micro-polis beneath our feet, on which the world’s food systems depend. … Continued

Ipswich Art Gallery 2018


In February-March 2018, Briony, Jacqui and Gregory ran four weeks of art-science workshops at Ipswich Art Gallery. We taught two workshops a day during the week, then on weekends from 10 – 5, gallery staff ran the activity as an … Continued

The Secret Life of Coral


In 2014, microbial ecologists Professors Linda Blackall and Madeleine van Oppen from the Australian Institute of Marine Science, collaborated with the Small Friends Books team (Art Director, Briony Barr; Science Director, Dr. Gregory Crocetti; writer, Ailsa Wild; & artist, Aviva … Continued

Bubble-ology at World Science Festival Brisbane


The good folks at World Science Festival Brisbane invited Scale Free Network to create a participatory art-science installation – featuring gigantic bubbles! Jacqui Smith and Gert Geyer stepped up to create some of the most stunning bubbles we’ve ever seen…in … Continued

Little Laboratory at Joey Club Brisbane


Scale Free Network were artists-in-residence at the Joey Club Brisbane, working with early childhood educators to create the Little Laboratory, an art-science space for children’s discovery, investigation and creativity. Small groups of children, aged 3 to 5, focused on close looking, shared wonder, beauty in … Continued

Art Vs Science Festival – Molecular Sculpture


Scale Free Network’s Molecular Sculpture activity was part of the Art Vs Science Festival, one-day science, art and music festival at the Lismore City Hall organised by The Northern Rivers Science Hub from Southern Cross University as a part of a National … Continued

Microscope Drawing at Mullum NAIDOC Fun Day


SFN’s NSW Branch is Launched! SFN’s Jacqui Smith facilitated Microscope Drawing at this year’s NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week Family Fun Day at the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre. This was the first Scale Free Network (NSW branch) … Continued

Zobi and the Zoox Book Launch


We celebrated the publication of our new book, Zobi and the Zoox, in a art-science themed evening of activities on Friday March 13th at ArtPlay. The book was officially launched by Jane Sullivan, literary journalist for The Age and the … Continued

Bubblegeddon


In co-bubblation with TW Fine Art, SFN undertook a day of experimentation with bubbles in the Brunswick Street Mall. We presented information about the chemistry of the bubble and provided wands and amazing bubble mix for everyone to blow really, … Continued

Drawing-as-BioMonitoring


Scale Free Network have been developing the new citizen art-science concept ‘Drawing-as-BioMonitoring‘ for the last several years, at several different sampling and drawing locations. Also under the name of ‘Drawing Water’, more images can be viewed within this SFN gallery … Continued