Microscope Drawing and Movement Workshop

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

Slow Art Collective’s TS2

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

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

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

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

Art Gallery of Ballarat

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

Water Bodies Residency at the Environmental Health Clinic

As part of our 2011 residency with Natalie Jeremijenko at the Environmental Health Clinic, we investigated different bodies of water around NYC, including: The Gowanus Canal (Brooklyn), a water fountain in Central Park (Manhattan), Inwood Park wetlands (Manhattan), The East … 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 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

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