Curious? Art + Discovery: Fragile

Immerse yourself in curiosity - the instinct to question, to think, to explore - as local artists and scientists transform The Joan’s atrium foyer into an energetic, innovative, social space where art and science collide to challenge what we already know, inspiring us to look for answers.

Immerse yourself in curiosity – the instinct to question, to think, to explore –  as local artists and scientists transform The Joan’s atrium foyer into an energetic, innovative, social space where art and science collide to challenge what we already know, inspiring us to look for answers.

Curious? invites you to investigate the pairing of art and science as you uncover a diverse program of playful interventions, reflective installations and facets of science that arouse the curiosities of both fields and will build a bridge between science and everyday life.

Each month from April to August a scientific theme will be explored through innovative science experiences that are creative, inspiring and entertaining along with an artistic commission. The art installations will be varied through sound, digital projection, animation, photography and sculpture.

Curious? is a free public program and with themes that read like a Sci Fi movie marathon there is bound to be creative exchange for practitioners, scientists and artists, and audience members alike.

First up is Fragile.  Influenced by the tensions between botanical and artificial, artist Emily Kaar and Penrith City Council Environmental Health and Sustainability Education teams, Andrew Hewson, Jenna Andrews, and Daria Rech will generate awareness of the perilous state of the natural world and the effect of humanity, sustainability, biodiversity and climate change on our local urban environment.

Emily Kaar’s work, Invasive Germination, will serve as a visual reminder of the havoc caused by weeds, the wrongness of their existence in our native landscape and the enormous amount of resources required to control and manage them.

Mark this in your diary and make time to have your curiosity evoked each month at The Joan.

Image credit: ‘Invasive Germination’ 2017, Installation Plaster, Various woody weed roots, acrylic paint, Gloss enamel, Image courtesy of the artist


SCHEDULE

Fragile (16 April – 7 May): Sustainability, biodiversity, climate change, urban environments

Code (7 May – 28 May): Futuristic impacts of DNA technology and genetic engineering

Threat (28 May – 18 June): Challenges behind space travel, the unbound hostility of space, and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

Gore (18 June – July): Human anatomy, disease, medical and surgical advances

  • Monday, Apr 16 2018 9:00am
  • Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 9:00am
  • Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 9:00am
  • Thursday, Apr 19 2018 9:00am
  • Friday, Apr 20 2018 9:00am
  • Saturday, Apr 21 2018 9:00am
  • Monday, Apr 23 2018 9:00am
  • Tuesday, Apr 24 2018 9:00am
  • Wednesday, Apr 25 2018 9:00am
  • Thursday, Apr 26 2018 9:00am
  • Friday, Apr 27 2018 9:00am
  • Saturday, Apr 28 2018 9:00am
  • Monday, Apr 30 2018 9:00am
  • Tuesday, May 1 2018 9:00am
  • Wednesday, May 2 2018 9:00am
  • Thursday, May 3 2018 9:00am
  • Friday, May 4 2018 9:00am
  • Saturday, May 5 2018 9:00am
  • Monday, May 7 2018 9:00am

Immerse yourself in curiosity – the instinct to question, to think, to explore –  as local artists and scientists transform The Joan’s atrium foyer into an energetic, innovative, social space where art and science collide to challenge what we already know, inspiring us to look for answers.

Curious? invites you to investigate the pairing of art and science as you uncover a diverse program of playful interventions, reflective installations and facets of science that arouse the curiosities of both fields and will build a bridge between science and everyday life.

Each month from April to August a scientific theme will be explored through innovative science experiences that are creative, inspiring and entertaining along with an artistic commission. The art installations will be varied through sound, digital projection, animation, photography and sculpture.

Curious? is a free public program and with themes that read like a Sci Fi movie marathon there is bound to be creative exchange for practitioners, scientists and artists, and audience members alike.

First up is Fragile.  Influenced by the tensions between botanical and artificial, artist Emily Kaar and Penrith City Council Environmental Health and Sustainability Education teams, Andrew Hewson, Jenna Andrews, and Daria Rech will generate awareness of the perilous state of the natural world and the effect of humanity, sustainability, biodiversity and climate change on our local urban environment.

Emily Kaar’s work, Invasive Germination, will serve as a visual reminder of the havoc caused by weeds, the wrongness of their existence in our native landscape and the enormous amount of resources required to control and manage them.

Mark this in your diary and make time to have your curiosity evoked each month at The Joan.

Image credit: ‘Invasive Germination’ 2017, Installation Plaster, Various woody weed roots, acrylic paint, Gloss enamel, Image courtesy of the artist


SCHEDULE

Fragile (16 April – 7 May): Sustainability, biodiversity, climate change, urban environments

Code (7 May – 28 May): Futuristic impacts of DNA technology and genetic engineering

Threat (28 May – 18 June): Challenges behind space travel, the unbound hostility of space, and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

Gore (18 June – July): Human anatomy, disease, medical and surgical advances

This initiative is supported by Inspiring Australia.

     

And presented in partnership with Sydney Science Park.

     

provides a focal point for performing arts activity in the Western Sydney Region