Spectra: Art and Science

The Currency of Images in the Studio and the Laboratory | Canberra 2-6 October 2012

For 4 days in October, CSIRO Discovery Centre hosts SPECTRA 2012, a symposium exploring the cultural and artistic value of data and imagery produced in the course of scientific endeavour.

Over three days of presentations and panel discussions, SPECTRA 2012 will investigate how contemporary visualising technologies and techniques for analysis, data management and imaging have radically changed the nature of art and science practices and the status of images in both fields.

International keynote speakers include Barbara Maria Stafford (author of ‘Good Looking’ & ‘Artful Science’) and Andrew Parker (author of ‘Seven Deadly Colours’ and described by Time Magazine as ‘One of three most important young scientists in the world’).


More information http://spectra2012.com/about.html

Undisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial

Image: Maria Orsto Natural Earth Pigments on Canvas

unDisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial alludes to the spoken and unspoken, the known and the unknown, what can be revealed and what cannot in contemporary Indigenous art, life and culture.

unDisclosed explores artists’ motivations and inspirations and hints at the undercurrent of knowledge, stories and histories that artists reveal–or choose not to reveal–in their works.

unDisclosed showcases the work of twenty leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in Australian contemporary art. Selected for their commitment to excellence and daring to explore new fields of practice and artistic vision, these artists both inform and redefine contemporary Indigenous art as we presently know it

On till the 22nd of July at the National Gallery of Australia

The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

May 12, 2011 to June 12, 2011

  • Melbourne – May 12 – 22
  • Canberra – May 26 – 29
  • Alice Springs – May 27 – 29
  • Brisbane – June 3 – 4
  • Sydney – Jun 3 – 5
  • Byron Bay – June 3 – 5
  • Adelaide – June 10 – 12
  • Perth – June 10 – 12

Check out HRAFF’s Awesome Program

Elizabeth Kelly: Tangerine Gold – closes 16/01/11

October 22, 2010 to January 16, 2011

Elizabeth Kelly, a Canberra-based glass artist, presents a range of recent work that combines exquisite skill and beauty with a deep concern for environmental sustainability.
When: Exhibiton closes 16th January
Where: Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, National Art Glass Gallery
Cost: Free

Space invaders: Australian street art exhibition (NGA) – closes 27/02/11

October 30, 2010 to February 27, 2011

Space invaders surveys the past 10 years of Australian street art. Featuring 150 works by over 40 Australian artists, this exhibition celebrates the energy of street-based creativity and recognises street stencils, posters, paste-ups, zines and stickers as comprising a recent chapter in the development of Australian prints and drawings.

A major strength of Australian street art is its ability to mix pop-culture imagery with political messages. From hard-hitting protest to political satire, clever combinations of sarcasm, mockery and parody, the means to mix art, politics and the street press is now in the hands of a new generation of Australian artists.

National Gallery of Australia: Parkes Place, Canberra
30 Oct 2010 – 27 Feb 2011