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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

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The Invisible Torrens

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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Drawing-as-BioMonitoring

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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The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon

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)

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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Micro-Draw Workshops at Ipswich Art Gallery

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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RiAUS Art-Science Lab – Drawing on the Microscale

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

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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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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Benalla East Primary School

Supported by Regional Arts Victoria’s (RAV) Arts2Go program, SFN became artists/scientists-in-residence at Benalla East Primary School for three days. Over this period, we ran microscope-drawing workshops with almost all the classes in the school, ending with an interactive exhibition, attended … Continued