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

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

The Elaboratorium (MMCA, Seoul)

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

Native Botanicals Dinner

‘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

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

The Elaboratorium (Counihan Gallery, Melbourne)

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

The Brunswick Project with Slow Art Collective

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

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

The Tree of Life at Friends of the Earth

Following SFN’s Tree of Life-biodiversity workshop at ArtPlay (presented in collaboration with Tony Adams), we had the opportunity to install our tree and its collaboratively made leaves at Friends of the Earth Melbourne. We used a piece of Victorian bluestone … Continued