Scientists at Southern Cross University have swapped microscopes for paint brushes to present the Vegetative Visions 3 art exhibition, which opens this Friday, March 24, at the Next Art Gallery.
This years exhibition, entitled Visualising the Invisible, is the third exhibition of its kind and is being presented as part of 10th birthday celebrations for the Centre for Plant Conservation Genetics.
The annual exhibitions are designed to foster a connection between the scientific research undertaken at Southern Cross University and the wider community through art. It features a broad cross-section of works including microscope images, paintings of research subject matter, mud compositions, ceramics and wearable art, all of which prompts the viewer to contemplate the concept of invisibility.
All of us have produced results or made observations during field work that could be interpreted as aesthetically pleasing, or even artistic, said Associate Research Fellow and artist, Loraine Watson. We are involved to some extent in both visualising the invisible and making the invisible accessible to the general public.
Visualising the Invisible will be opened this Friday at 4.30pm at the Next Art Gallery at SCUs Lismore campus. It will be remain on show Monday to Thursday from 10am-4pm until April 6.