Microscope Drawing at Mullumbimby Library

Workshops

The Mullumbimby Library (part of the Richmond Tweed Regional Library Service) hosted a Microscope Drawing session for children as part of their school holiday program. Tables were set up in the library with microscopes and specimens, and an enthusiastic group … Continued

Art Vs Science Festival – Molecular Sculpture

Participatory Installation

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

Art-Science Lab at St John’s Primary School

Workshops

Jacqui set up an Art-Science Laboratory at St John’s Primary School in Mullumbimby during National Science Week 2015. The series of workshops was presented grades 3-4 and 5-6 with the assistance of teacher Tracy Taitoko. It was a busy day … Continued

Microscope Drawing at Mullum NAIDOC Fun Day

Participatory Installation

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

International Symbiosis Society – conference in Lisbon

Research / Symbiosis Storytelling

We had an amazing week at the International Symbiosis Society (ISS) conference in Lisbon, Portugal! Each day featured non-stop learning about different symbiotic partnerships, with posters and presentations from a broad range of scientists – such as chemists, microbiologists, entomologists, … Continued

The Invisible Torrens

Workshops

Every two years, Adelaide hosts the Come Out Festival – one of Australia’s longest-running arts festivals for children. Curated this year by Susannah Sweeney, Scale Free Network was invited to create a series of art-science workshops, focusing on the River … Continued

Zobi and the Zoox Book Launch

Exhibitions / Participatory Installation / Symbiosis Storytelling

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

The Invisible War

Symbiosis Storytelling

The Invisible War is an illustrated science-history graphic novel for young adults set in WWI. It follows in the footsteps of graphic novels such as Maus, Persepolis and The Terrorist, but with a unique, scientific lens, narrated at both the … Continued

Drawing Water – school workshops with Regional Arts Victoria

Research / Workshops

Drawing Water workshops brings together science and art techniques to represent local water and explore water ecology health, led by microbial ecologist Dr. Gregory Crocetti and visual artist Aviva Reed. First, school students are taken to a local water body … Continued

Bubblegeddon

Participatory Installation / Performance

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

Participatory Installation / Research

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

Zobi and the Zoox: coral symbiosis story

Research / Symbiosis Storytelling

Zobi and the Zoox is a beautifully illustrated science-adventure story, set on the Great Barrier Reef. Featuring a cast of microbes, molecules and mucus – this new 44-page children’s book highlights the microscopic members of the symbiotic society within coral. … Continued

The Elaboratorium (MMCA, Seoul)

Exhibitions / Participatory Installation

Scale Free Network were invited by the Korean National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) to participate in the inauguration of this new gallery. Prior to the opening, we travelled to Seoul to install The Elaboratorium in the Media … Continued

The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon

Research / Symbiosis Storytelling

We have created an illustrated storybook about the beautiful symbiosis between the Hawaiian Bobtail squid, Euprymna scolopes, and the bioluminescent bacteria, Vibrio fischeri. Printed on beautiful matte paper (100% recycled stock & green energy) –The Squid, the Vibrio & the … Continued

Drawing Water (NYC)

Performance / Research / Workshops

While conducting research at Natalie Jeremijenko’s Environmental Health Clinic in New York, SFN took a water sample from the Gowanus Canal, a heavily polluted canal in Brooklyn – now officialy listed as a federal government ‘SuperFund’ site. Then, as part … Continued

Native Botanicals Dinner

Performance

‘The Australian Future Foods Lab’ was organised by Carbon Arts in conjunction with the exhibition ‘The Alchemical Garden of Desire‘ by artist Janet Laurence at McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery in Melbourne. The Native Botanicals Dinner was a component of … Continued

Future Foods Research

Research

In preparation for our participation in the Native Botanical Dinner (part of Australian Future Foods Lab at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery), SFN did some visual research with some of the ingredients that would be on the menu.   With … Continued

Micro-Draw Workshops at Ipswich Art Gallery

Workshops

This was the second time SFN had been invited to Ipswich Art Gallery to run our art-science workshops. On this occasion, we travelled to Queensland to set up the lab and teach a professional development session, then trained gallery staff … Continued

The Elaboratorium (Counihan Gallery, Melbourne)

Exhibitions

Curated by Mellissa Kavenagh at The Counihan Gallery in Melbourne, The Elaboratorium was SFN’s first solo gallery show, and the first time our microscopic footage was shown outside of a workshop context. New kinetic work, the ‘Particle Chamber’ was created … Continued

RiAUS Art-Science Lab – Drawing on the Microscale

Participatory Installation / Workshops

Over 4 days in Adelaide, Scale Free Network collaborated with the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) to deliver a series of structured and open-house workshops to groups of children, families, CSIRO Double Helix Club members and local artists. As part … Continued

Free Range Science – Microscopes and Molecules

Participatory Installation

To assist in the running of this participatory ‘Microscopes & Molecules’ activity, SFN enlisted the additional support of two artists, Rebeccah Power and Lauren Simmonds (see links below). This was our third collaboration with the Royal Institution of Australia and … Continued