Discover surprising connections between Indigenous art and the microscopic world, and how this pairing can help engage young Australians with a more integrated...
60,000 years of tradition meet the microscopic world – making connections for STEM Ed
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Discover surprising connections between Indigenous art and the microscopic world, and how this pairing can help engage young Australians with a more integrated, scientific approach for the future. Thought-provoking talks and discussion will explore how both scientific images and Indigenous art are used to explain our world and shape our knowledge Find out why it is important for more Indigenous Australians to engage with science and how more Western scientists can incorporate an Indigenous perspective.
60,000 Years of Tradition… is associated with the exciting new exhibition Stories and Structures – New Connections that links microscopic images with new works from Indigenous artists. This Vivid Ideas event is followed by the official launch of the exhibition, which you are welcome to attend. Gain new perspectives by talking directly with the speakers, artists and scientific image-makers behind this innovative exhibition while enjoying refreshments and drinks from the bar.
Djon Mundine, from the Bandjalung people, is an experienced and respected curator, writer, artist and activist.
Bruce Pascoe, from the Bunurong clan, is the award-winning author of the popular and influential book Dark Emu, which challenges the idea that pre-colonial Australian Aboriginal people were hunter-gatherers.
Misty Jenkins, from the Gunditjmara people, is a cellular immunologist at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. She has a passion for Indigenous health and encouraging more Indigenous youth to take up careers in science.