Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Work from Beyond the Seed Project

Plectranthus chorus explores continuity and harmony in nature; using microscopic flora explorations as a muse.

We often look to nature to solve complex human problems; this work reflects upon the intrinsic interconnectedness between human and nature and the need to prevent species loss.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Escaping the extinction vortex - Cafe Scientific

Whether it's because of natural competition; climatic events or human activity some species appear to be trapped in an extinction vortex. How do we know whether a species is super abundant or on the edge of extinction? What can we do if it is teetering on the edge?  What does it matter anyway?

Join four very different speakers at Queensland Herbarium's first Cafe Scientifique on a journey of discovery and action - to escape the extinction vortex....

Speakers:

Artist - Donna Davis: An installation and presentation " A world without plants"
Queensland Herbarium Director - Gordon Guymer: What's on the edge of the vortex?
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha Botanist - Jason Halford: Buying time from the vortex:
Ipswich City Council Environment Officer - Ellie Pobjoy: Escape from the vortex

Where: Queensland Herbarium, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
When:  Thursday 21 August 2014 @ Queensland Herbarium - 6:30-9:30pm
Bookings: As space is limited you must register  Click here to register....


Sunday, August 10, 2014

National Science Week 2014

National Science Week begins on 17th August and Ecosciences Precinct will once again hold an Art/Science exhibition.

I will have three works in this exhibition: Plectranthus chorus; Ornamentation; and Threads of Life.  The official opening is on Monday 18th August and the exhibition will run until 22 August - if you are in the area you should drop in to check it out.