Celebrating science and technology through art

The most important quality of art and science is curiosity
Fabian Oefner, Artist and Photographer

The school theme of National Science Week 2020 is Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans and features the establishment of the Blue Economy CRC.

With this in mind, the theme embraces the innovative technologies, capabilities and skills needed to achieve economic, environmental and social sustainability of our oceans. It features insights and inquiries into workable solutions that generate healthy oceans, healthy economies and healthy communities. -National Science Week

Erin Coates, Australia, born 1977 and Anna Nazzari, Australia, born 1976, Internal Interior, 2019, Perth, silicon, ceramic, hair, sperm whale tooth, wood, paper; © Erin Coates/Anna Nazzari

Erin Coates and Anna Nazzari

Delve into the deep waters of your imagination

Various artists, Turtles, 2016-17, Erub (Darnley) Island, Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, recycled discarded fishing nets, rubber, metal armature, dimensions variable; Courtesy the artists and Erub Art; photo: Lynnette Griffiths.

Erub Arts Collective

Learn about ghost nets and their impact on marine life

Aki Inomata, Japan, born 1983, Think Evolution #1: Kiku-ishi (Ammonite), 2016-17, Tokyo, HD video, 2 min, sound; Mary Phyllis Henderson Bequest Fund through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2019, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, ©︎AKI INOMATA / Courtesy of MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY.

Aki Inomata

Inter-species collaboration – artistic collaborations with living creatures.

Frank Hinder, Australia, 1906 - 1992, Subway escalator, 1953, Sydney, tempera, oil on canvas laid on composition board, 92.8 x 72.5 cm, 104.4 x 84.6 x 6.2 cm (frame); Elder Bequest Fund 1972, Art Gallery of South Australia, © Art Gallery of South Australia.

Art and Science Resource

Investigate the connections between art and science by exploring a diversity of works of art from the collection in this resource.