Two Cultures – Melbourne University

Nov 14 Mon
Art+Science Forum
10:00am-3:30pm @ Sidney Meyer Asia Center, UniMelb

TWO CULTURES: A forum on global cultural collaborations with art and science, is a forum jointly hosted by the Carlton Connect Initiative of the University of Melbourne, and Asialink Arts, an organization that creates and presents contemporary Australian art in Asia.

During this day-long event, artists, scientists, curators and policy makers come together to focus on sharing ideas and experiences that interrogate the role of art in science.

The keynote address will be given by Margaret Wertheim, artist, curator and director of the Los Angeles-based Institute For Figuring. Ms Wertheim’s presentation “Set Theory: Parsing Possible Relations Between the Sciences and Arts” will consider a variety of ways in which the sciences and arts may intersect, overlap and engage with one another.

Other speakers include forum chair Dr. Renee Beale (Creative Community Animator, Carlton Connect Initiative), Rose Hiscock (Director, Science Gallery Melbourne), Erica Seccombe (Australian National University), Stephen Haley (Victorian College of Arts), Dr. Simon Cropper (Vision Lab, University of Melbourne), plus artists Jesse Stephens and Dean Petersen (Cake Industries), Kit Webster, and Yiyun Chen (SymboticA).

Download Pdf with forum program and speaker resumes.


Date: Monday November 14, 2016

Time: 10am-3:30pm. 

Place: Yasuko Hiroaka Room, Sidney Meyer Asia Center

University of Melbourne.