Seaweed As Collaborator


In December 2019, Scale Free Network became part of SASi – (Seaweed Appreciation Society international), a mobile experimental platform dedicated to artistic research into seaweed and marine ecologies. SASi hosts events that enhance appreciation for seaweed as a subject. Together … Continued

The Microscope in the Library


Between October – December 2019, Scale Free Network presented an exhibition and ten-workshop series at Melton Library and Learning Hub, as part of their Arts & Culture Program. ART FORMS IN NATURE – EXHIBITION One of Scale Free Network’s heroes … Continued

Pakenham Secondary College


Part laboratory, part atelier, this workshop took a group of year 8 students at Pakenham Secondary College on a journey into soil; the vast and bio-diverse underworld on which our food systems depend. Over two days during National Science Week … Continued

Creekulum


Throughout 2019, Scale Free Network have been working alongside educators/academics (Angela Foley from Merri Creek Management Committee, Sarita Gálvez from Monash University), Wurundjeri elders (Uncle Bill Nicholson and Uncle Dave Wandin), artists (Slow Art Collective) and teachers and students from … Continued

Tracing Turbulence


Tracing Turbulence: A Drawing Workshop was run at Latrobe Regional Gallery – part of the Experimenta Make Sense exhibition (currently touring Australia until 2020.) Presented by Scale Free Network and physicist/collaborator Andrew Melatos, the workshop was inspired by the patterns … Continued

Microscopic Metropolis: MKW 2018


What mysteries lurk in the soil beneath our feet? Part laboratory, part studio, this workshop will introduce you to the mysterious and biodiverse underworld that is soil: the under-appreciated micro-polis beneath our feet, on which the world’s food systems depend. … Continued

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

Ipswich Art Gallery – Microscope Drawing Lab


Scale Free Network have been invited back to Ipswich Art Gallery to facilitate a month of Microscope Drawing Workshops in their fantastic children’s gallery. Each workshop features: making microscope drawings using our set of 12 x stereo microscopes (20-40x) observing … Continued

The Secret Life of Coral


In 2014, microbial ecologists Professors Linda Blackall and Madeleine van Oppen from the Australian Institute of Marine Science, collaborated with the Small Friends Books team (Art Director, Briony Barr; Science Director, Dr. Gregory Crocetti; writer, Ailsa Wild; & artist, Aviva … 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