The CoVA Art and Science program, supported by Science Gallery Melbourne, facilitates vital, national and international research projects in this space, building relationships between the University of Melbourne and scientific and creative research institutions across the world.
As our communities face some of the most critical challenges in human history – such as climate change, artificial intelligence and gene editing – shared conversations and collaborative research between scholars across the arts and sciences is essential to surviving and thriving through these radical moments in future history. At the nexus of art and science are some of the most relevant and creative projects in contemporary scholarship.
Program Coordinators: Dr Edward Colless, Dr Suzanne Fraser and Dr Ryan Jefferies.
Sight Unseen: Visualising the Unseeable through Art and Science
PRE-ORDER NOW AVAILABLE At its most fundamental, the act of seeing is the sensory experience of detecting light. A confluence of science, art, cultural knowledge, imaging and imagining, Sight Unseen – which is edited by Edward Colless, Suzie Fraser, and Ryan Jefferies, and designed by Daly & Lyon – positions the notion of sight to be so much more.
Always and Altered Exhibition | Benalla Art Gallery
4 August - 17 September 2023, Benalla Art Gallery
Art & Ecology Residency | Dookie
Creativity & Community Resilience
Strengthening community resilience through innovative creative arts-led strategies, this project situates the arts and creative practice at the centre of resilience strategies.
20 APRIL: Performance Artist STELARC
Picturing the Event Horizon
Episode 2 of Eavesdrop on Ideas podcast. With Margaret Wertheim and Prof Peter Galison.
Event Horizon Symposium
Co-hosted by the University of Melbourne’s Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) and the Science Gallery Melbourne, the Event Horizon Symposium brought together artists, physicists and cultural theorists to discuss what an ‘event horizon’ is, across topics ranging from black holes, dark matter, tipping points and new horizons.
Finding Friendship in Art and AI
Episode 1 of new podcast: Eavesdrop on Ideas, hosted by CoVA's Dr Suzie Fraser and Dr Andi Horvath. With Prof Rosi Brandotti, Prof Nikos Papastergiadis and Dr Katie Greenaway.
Is Viral Marketing a Key to Our Planet's Health?
Episode 3 of Eavesdrop on Experts podcast. With Margaret Wertheim, Dr Brent Coker and Prof Will Steffen.
Art + Ecology Residency has now launched
with inaugural resident George Egerton-Warburton Feb 7 - 25, 2022
Anthropomorphic Machine | Science Gallery