Tuesday 4th Feb, 5:00 pm
In 2012 the ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology initiated a project, called Insight Radical, to give the public an alternative way to approach the science of free radicals and encourage people to think about them with more freedom and creativity.
The main objective of Insight Radical is to create a dialogue about free radicals between scientists and artists, then tell this story to the community via a series of exhibitions and public workshops.
Six Australian artists – Tony Lloyd, Steve Lopes, Anna Madeleine, Natalie O’Connor, Peter Sharp, and Ruth Waller – were invited to complete residencies in the Free Radical Centre’s laboratories in Melbourne, and respond by creating works for exhibition.
Insight Radical opened in August 2013 at the Griffin Gallery, London, and will begin its Australian tour at MCLEMOI Gallery in Sydney at the end of November 2013. Workshops have been held in Broken Hill, Cairns, Canberra and Newcastle with further planned for Alice Springs and South Australia.
This presentation will discuss the lessons learned through the Insight Radical project regarding:
- engaging with artists, corporate art organisations, and galleries,
- creating and curating science:art projects, and
- managing budgets and conducting robust evaluation.