Storm: Colliding Art and Biomedicine

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Storm: Colliding Art and Biomedicine

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This Symposium brings together an exciting and diverse range of leading scientists and artists to contemplate the theme of Storm as a metaphor for exploring the catalytic way both of these disciplines can collaborate and generate new enquiries into the human condition, health and well-being.

The speaker program will feature anthropologist, geographer and Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne Professor Marcia Langton, Royal Melbourne Hospital Physician Professor Jo Douglass, Molecular Animator at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Dr Drew Berry, Artist and composer Dr David Chesworth, VCA Visual artist and lecturer Dr Sophie Knezic, and ABC weather presenter and meteorologist Nate Byrne. For full program details, please click on the link at left.

The Storm exhibition and symposium is produced by a University of Melbourne partnership program between the School of Biomedical Sciences and the Victorian College of the Arts. The partnership provides a platform to foster continuing dialogue and collaborations between artists and scientists and facilitate cross-disciplinary research and learning with focused public outcomes.

Image: Gabriella Hirst, Force Majeure, 2015 video still, 15-minute single-channel colour video stereo sound. Courtesy of the artist. Force Majeure was commissioned in 2015 by ACCA for the exhibition NEW 16

This event is supported by an independent educational grant from GSK and Frank Green

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