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

A Hierarchy of Eddies

Big whorls have little whorls which feed on their velocity, And little whorls have lesser whorls And so on to viscosity.  Lewis Fry Richardson, 1881 – 1953. English mathematician, physicist, meteorologist, psychologist & poet.  Part scientific-model, part black-box theatre, A … 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

Launching The Invisible War

Mission to launch The Invisible War: Accomplished! The Royal Society of Victoria hosted our action-packed launch of The Invisible War – featuring: former Victorian premier Ted Bailieu (chair of the ANZAC centenary committee); ABC Science Show host Robyn Williams as … Continued

The Invisible War: School Testing

As a part of our preparation of The Invisible War, Briony, Gregory and Ailsa ventured out to school classrooms around Victoria to see what children thought about our new graphic novel. Through a combination of formal questionnaires and informal conversation, … 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