Celebrating the beauty in discovery

Celebrating the beauty in discovery

Illuminate newsletter index page, September 2018
September 2018

Art of Science winning image
Art of Science still image category winner Gobstopper
by Brendan Ansell, Balu Balan and Aaron Jex.

Taking place at Federation Square during National Science Week, the Institute’s annual Art of Science exhibition unveiled images and videos captured and created by researchers tackling some of the biggest challenges facing global health.

‘Backstage pass’ into the lab

Institute director Professor Doug Hilton said Art of Science provided magnificent insight into the challenges researchers were working to address in the areas of cancer, infectious diseases and immune disorders.

Art of Science image
Art of Science still image category second place
runner up Starry starry night by Francine Ke.
 

“Our visitors could go from watching breast cancer cells run riot in 3D, to a larger than life malaria mosquito, to seeing how blood vessels develop to nourish the body.”

A time-honoured competition

The Art of Science exhibition is also a showcase of 20 finalists from the Institute’s annual Art of Science competition, which was founded in 1997 by former Institute director Professor Suzanne Cory.

Art of Science image
Art of Science still image category third place
runner up Creature of the deep by Zoe Grant.

This year, the panel of judges was from Museums Victoria and included CEO Lynley Marshall; science curator Johanna Simkin; and engineering curator Matilda Vaughan.

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