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

Royal Society of Victoria: school holiday workshops

The Royal Society of Victoria hosted Scale Free Network (Gregory and Briony) for two days of September school holidays art and science-based activities. In the society’s beautiful 19th century building, groups of children (ages 6-12) participated in a full day … Continued

Australian Earth Laws Alliance workshop

Aviva, Briony and Gregory hosted a session ‘Embodying Symbiosis‘ at the Australian Earth Laws Alliance conference in Brisbane on October 21. After reading our coral symbiosis story Zobi and the Zoox, conference delegates were invited to cooperate as a group … Continued

Microscopes in Mullumbimby

SFN Northern Rivers (Jacqui Smith in collaboration with Frauke Huhn) created a Microscope Drawing Laboratory in Mullumbimby in the October school holidays, where the ‘invisible’ world was explored as inspiration for art making.   Comprised of a series of interdisciplinary … Continued

Symbiosis Storytelling at ArtPlay

Over two successive Sundays at ArtPlay in May, the Small Friends team facilitated workshops around The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon. Parents and children were first captivated by writer Ailsa Wild, who narrated her story. Then Ailsa, Briony, Gregory … Continued

Ipswich Art Gallery – Microscope Drawing Lab

Ipswich Art Gallery invited Scale Free Network back to facilitate three weeks of Microscope Drawing Workshops in their fantastic children’s gallery. Jacqui and Gregory delivered workshops to 30 school class groups during the 3 week residency, following from a similar … Continued

Ipswich Art Gallery – Microscope Drawing Lab

Scale Free Network have been invited back to Ipswich Art Gallery to facilitate a month of Microscope Drawing Workshops in their fantastic children’s gallery. Each workshop features: making microscope drawings using our set of 12 x stereo microscopes (20-40x) observing … Continued

Microscope Drawing at the Mullumbimby Drill Hall

Eleven children participated in a school holiday Microscope Drawing workshop where found objects were investigated to produce drawings and watercolour paintings. The Drill Hall in Mullumbimby was the venue for the session, which also introduced collaborative and overhead projector drawing … Continued