The Elaboratorium (MMCA, Seoul)

Exhibitions / Participatory Installation

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

The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon

Research / Symbiosis Storytelling

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

Big Draw Festival 2009

Participatory Installation

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Drawing Water (NYC)

Performance / Research / Workshops

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

Future Foods Research

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

The Tree of Life at Friends of the Earth

Exhibitions

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

Pilot Workshop at CSIRO Education

Workshops

In this pilot workshop at CSIRO Education Victoria, a freshly-founded SFN tested their interdisciplinary concepts for the very first time. This was a trial-run before our series of nine microscope-drawing workshops at ArtPlay, for which we had received funding. Our … Continued

BZ Chemical Reaction – Performance

Performance

SFN’s first live performance was at the Grand Eye and Ear Ball, closing night of The OtherFilm Festival, held at The Old Museum in Brisbane. Demonstrating a real-time complex system evolving inside two petri dishes, each BZ (Belousov-Zhabotinsky) chemical reaction … Continued

Microscope Drawing Workshops

Workshops

In 2008, Scale Free Network was awarded an arts grant from the City of Melbourne. With these funds, we developed and ran the first series of Microscope Drawing Workshops that took place at civic art studio, ArtPlay. There were three … Continued

Interactive Microscope Drawing Exhibition

Exhibitions / Participatory Installation

 Scale Free Network’s Interactive Microscope Drawing Exhibition showcased many of the beautiful and scientifically inspired artworks created during our inaugural series of nine workshops at ArtPlay. Since each workshop was four hours long, we really did manage to create a … Continued

Jump Up

Exhibitions / Participatory Installation / Performance

Jump Up was a collaboration with musical duo – Collector’s Set – as part of their day-club disco residency at the video bar, Horse Bazaar in Melbourne. We selected a series of video footage of microorganisms and gave them circular … Continued

Big Draw Festival at The Avoca Project

Participatory Installation

In 2008 (Saturday 15th November, to be precise) a Big Draw Festival event was held in regional Victoria at the Avoca Project (run by artist Lyndal Jones) and SFN was invited by Artplay’s creative producer, Simon Spain, to bring our … Continued

Microscope Drawing and Movement Workshop

Workshops

In January 2009, SFN was asked to run a version of their microscope-drawing workshops for some very small people: pre-school children! In this session at ArtPlay, we incorporated movement activities as a way to build on our collective observations through … Continued

Hypothesis: National Science Week 2009

Participatory Installation / Performance

Hypothesis was a National Science Week 2009 event curated by Beth Askham. It took place at Federation Square in the BMW Edge Auditorium. SFN ran a drop-in microscope-drawing session. At various times during the evening, we were able to plug … Continued

Exhibition: Chocolate or Cheese?

Exhibitions / Performance

A two-day intervention in which SFN tracked the gastronomic preferences of mice and men, inspired by a piece of nibbled chocolate…   EXHIBITION was a six-month project that took place in a vacant shopfront at 211 Elizabeth St in New … Continued

Slow Art Collective’s TS2

Exhibitions

An exhibition by Slow Art Collective (Tony Adams, Dylan Martorell, Chaco Kato and Ash Keating), TS2 took place at the Incinerator Arts Complex, located at the waste transfer station in Moonee Ponds, Melbourne. SFN helped to install some parts of … Continued

Art-Science Lab at Ipswich Art Gallery – 2010

Participatory Installation / Workshops

In March 2010, SFN was invited by curator Ingrid Hedgecock to spend three weeks at the Ipswich Art Gallery in Queensland. In this workshop series, along with kit of our microscopes, petri-dishes, fascinating objects, projectors, library of highly magnified images … Continued

The Invisible Yarra: River Drawing Lab at the Moomba Festival

Participatory Installation

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

Psycho Subtropics

Exhibitions / Performance

Since all three SFN members originally hail from Queensland (or at least lived there during many of their formative years!), they were invited by Brisbane-based collective, OtherFilm (Danielle Zuvela, Joel Stern & Sally Golding) to participate in their sub-tropical intervention/invasion … Continued

Molecular Smorgasbord at National Science Week

Participatory Installation

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

Art Gallery of Ballarat

Participatory Installation / Workshops

During National Science Week 2010, SFN travelled to former gold-rush boom-town, Ballarat (VIC) to run a three day art-science lab installation. Hosted by The Art Gallery of Ballarat, we set up our microscopes, projectors, art equipment and molecular sculpture activity … Continued