Louise: Extraction

Louise is chemistry postgraduate student at the University of Queensland. A component of her research involves extracting particular chemical components from marine organisms called nudibranchs. I had the pleasure of following her around as she prepared her sample to be extracted. I documented the various steps/actions that she needed to perform in order to extract these chemicals and…

Quadrat

Jeanette Stok and Michelle Vine POP Gallery, Woolloongabba 27 January – 12 February, 2017 Quadrat explores the relationship between a scientific way of seeing the world by measuring, quantifying and collecting and the inherently subjective nature of human endeavour. It demonstrates how art and science can inform each other in order to create meaning and further…

Reflection

I’m often asked how embroidering with wire is different to linen and thread. I have written about this previously which you can find here, but for my graduate exhibition I thought I would produce a work that visualises the action. Below is a short video of the installation.  

Sculpture 16

Artists: Anthony Elliott Baker, Tessa Bergan, Sarah Channer, Deborah Eddy, Cailin Graham, Alicia Hollier, Merete Megarrity, Claudia Moodoonuthi, Gerard Murphy, Matthew Newkirk, Gemma Keeffe, Mandy Quadrio, Felicity Scarce, Jeanette Stok, Michelle Vine and Kim Williams Queensland College of Art, Southbank 24 November -27 November, 2016 Works included: Transposition, 2016, galvanised wire mesh, 0.7 mm wire Reflection,…

Transposition

Embroideries passed down as heirlooms are a tangible link to family never met and actions never seen. They highlight how repetitive actions are an integral component of the everyday, the generation of knowledge, identity and heritage. As a scientist I have observed that my own physical actions via repetitive experimentation inform my thinking. By producing…

Kerrilyn: five actions (306-10)

Scientific investigations often require repetitious methods. To carry out these methods the scientist’s body is often tracing the same physical movement with each experiment. Kerrilyn kindly allowed me to document her filtering soil samples in preparation for carbon analysis. This work explores the relationship between what Kerrilyn is doing and how she is physically moving…

Art meets Science Exhibition

Alinta Krauth, Kay Lawrence, Jeanette Stok and Donna Davis plus additional 12 artists Ecosciences Precinct, Dutton Park 8 August -2 September, 2016 On show for the first time will be works of four artists, Alinta Krauth, Kay Lawrence, Jeanette Stok and Donna Davis, who have participated in the 2016 Artist in Residence Science Program. These artists have interacted for the past three…

Sharmane

During my residency at the Ecosciences Precinct I had the pleasure of meeting a lady called Sharmane. One of her responsibilities is to monitor chlorophyll levels of water samples that are sourced from around Queensland. This information is used to understand what level of plant/algae life is in the waterways and how it may be changing over…

30th May, 2016

On the 30th of May I set myself up in the foyer of the Ecosciences Precinct and drew the movement of people that was occurring in front of me with a blue pen. I used a roll of chart paper I gave myself a number of parameters: I was going to draw for 8 hours (8.30am-4.30pm);…

Secchi Drawings

As a part of my residency at the Ecosciences Precinct I got the opportunity to go out on one of the data collection boats. They started collecting water samples just off Sea World and stopped about 13 times at various points all the way back to Jacobs Well. The analysis that I found most intriguing was…