White Canvas Space
26 Church Street, Fortitude Valley
Opening 6pm – Friday 18 September 2009
Artists include: John Coleman, Renata Buziak and Lesa Hepburn.
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 September 12pm - 6pm
Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 September 10am - 6pm
ART|PLAY|SCIENCE is an exhibition designed to actively engage viewers.
Coordinated by media and installation artist Rozina Suliman,
the show will present works by twenty-six members of the
Environmental Art Collective (EAC). Most EAC members are either
environmental scientists who practice art or professional artists
exploring environmental concerns through their practice.
The diverse range of exhibited works includes painting, sculpture,
photography, print-making, new media, installation and fibre art.
Exhibition development days have created opportunities for EAC artists
and scientists to work alongside and in collaboration with each other.
Concepts such as 'learning through play' and 'how playful art can aid
us in communicating scientific ideas' have provided the focus for
ART|PLAY|SCIENCE. An important aim of the exhibition is to engage our
local community in art and environmental education. Viewers will be
guided through the exhibition and encouraged to interact, draw
inspiration and learn from the artworks presented.
Artists featured in ART|PLAY|SCIENCE include artist John Coleman,
known for his cicada sculpture 'The Two Wings of Culture' at the
Cultural Centre Busway, and Renata Buziak, a photographer who combines
organic matter with photographic emulsions to create her 'Biochromes'.
Paper artist and designer Lesa Hepburn, who specialises in works made
from natural fibres and collected objects, is also featured. She
says, "the works I produce are strongly affected by the seasons, by
the locations in which I work and by biological processes such as the
retting of plant fibres." Other EAC artists and scientists have
investigated a wide range of themes such as plant biology, land-use,
sustainability, consumerism and human inter-connectedness with our