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Molecular Smorgasbord at National Science Week


For our very first trial of the Molecular Smorgasbord activity, we brought our plasticine, toothpicks and molecular recipes to Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Markets as part of National Science Week 2010’s ‘Living Science’ event. Over one day, members of the public, … Continued

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Galaxia Billabong


In collaboration with Mark Thomas (artist and environmental scientist), SFN ran a public workshop observing microscopic forms of life in Galaxia Billabong, a polluted water body (part of the Merri Creek) in inner-city Melbourne. The workshop took place at the … Continued

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Molecular Smorgasbord at Castlemaine Farmers Market


According to Re:Science, every week is National Science Week! We were invited by Re:Science to bring our Molecular Smorgasbord to the people of Castlemaine (VIC). As part of their Living Science event, we set up a stall in the local … Continued

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Free Range Science at Wendouree


Invited by the Royal Institution of Australia, SFN took part in a Free Range Science event at Wendouree West in regional Victoria. We brought a number of microscopes, art-science books and some of our favourite objects to look at – … Continued

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Art Gallery of Ballarat


During National Science Week 2010, SFN travelled to former gold-rush boom-town, Ballarat (VIC) to run a three day art-science lab installation. Hosted by The Art Gallery of Ballarat, we set up our microscopes, projectors, art equipment and molecular sculpture activity … Continued

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Art-Science Lab at Ipswich Art Gallery – 2010


In March 2010, SFN was invited by curator Ingrid Hedgecock to spend three weeks at the Ipswich Art Gallery in Queensland. In this workshop series, along with kit of our microscopes, petri-dishes, fascinating objects, projectors, library of highly magnified images … Continued

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The Invisible Yarra: River Drawing Lab at the Moomba Festival


For Melbourne’s annual Moomba Water Festival in 2009 (Australia’s largest and longest running free community festival), we were invited by ArtPlay to create an interactive installation for the general public. Our friends ‘Slow Art Collective’ had been commissioned to create … Continued

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Hypothesis: National Science Week 2009


Hypothesis was a National Science Week 2009 event curated by Beth Askham. It took place at Federation Square in the BMW Edge Auditorium. SFN ran a drop-in microscope-drawing session. At various times during the evening, we were able to plug … Continued

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Big Draw Festival at The Avoca Project


In 2008 (Saturday 15th November, to be precise) a Big Draw Festival event was held in regional Victoria at the Avoca Project (run by artist Lyndal Jones) and SFN was invited by Artplay’s creative producer, Simon Spain, to bring our … Continued