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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

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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

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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

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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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Future Foods 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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Molecular Smorgasbord at National Science Week

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

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

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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The Invisible Yarra: River Drawing Lab at the Moomba Festival

For Melbourne’s annual Moomba Water Festival in 2009 (Australia’s largest and longest running free community festival), we were invited by ArtPlay to create an interactive installation for the general public. Our friends ‘Slow Art Collective’ had been commissioned to create … Continued