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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

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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

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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

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Drawing Water – school workshops with Regional Arts Victoria

Research / Upcoming / 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

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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

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Drawing-as-BioMonitoring

Participatory Installation / Research / Upcoming

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Molecular Sculpture at CSIRO Education

Workshops

Everything is made out of molecules!!! On a nano-scale, you and this computer screen are made of the same things…..along with everything else in and around you! To explore this amazing phenomenon, SFN was invited by CSIRO Education (VIC) to … Continued

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Molecular Smorgasbord at National Science Week

Participatory Installation

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

Participatory Installation / Research

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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The Brunswick Project with Slow Art Collective

Exhibitions / Research

For two days, SFN was invited to intervene in ‘The Brunswick Project’, a month-long exhibition by Slow Art Collective (Tony Adams, Dylan Martorell, Chaco Kato and Ash Keating) at The Counihan Gallery, Melbourne. We brought in some of our viewing … Continued

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Cross[X]Species Adventure Club: In the Black

Performance

A collaboration between artist-scientist Natalie Jeremijenko and gastronomist, Mihir Desai, The Cross[X]Species Adventure Club ‘In the Black’ dining event was staged at Postmasters Gallery in New York City. While artists-in-residences at Natalie’s Environmental Health Clinic, Scale Free Network was invited … Continued