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…

The Scientist -A record of action

As a scientist I find it interesting that my physical actions, although fundamental for performing experiments, are never directly recorded. What I do in the laboratory is recorded in a book, the results collated, mused over, compared to previous experiments and finally published for the world to read. The actual actions of scientists, how they…

Inscribed-Impressed

Wood-block print Bed slats and bed sheet The act of migration is accompanied by an immense amount of emotional and physical change. It involves both dislocation from the known and adaptation to the new. Although often bringing a depth of prior knowledge and cultural heritage to the new country, the migrant often feels that they…

Absence and Presence

How do we interact with the objects around us? How do they dictate the way we interact with them? What is our relationship to these objects?  I was thinking of these questions when I produced this work Absence and Presence: The Couch. To explore this interaction I filmed myself reading a book on the couch….