To bring innovation to science, technology, engineering and maths we need to stimulate a passion for STEM in the next generation of students.In this workshop...

Lumifold: A STEM To STEAM Teacher's Workshop


Museum of Contemporary Art
2000 NSW

Lumifold: A STEM To STEAM Teacher's Workshop


Annabel Astbury

Annabel Astbury

Annabel Astbury is Head, Digital Education at the ABC which is responsible for producing ABC Splash, one of Australia’s biggest education sites for teachers and students.

A former classroom teacher, she has worked closely with students, teachers, government and cultural institutions over the past years promoting history education and learning with ‘digital’ technologies in her role as Executive Director at the History Teachers’ Association of Victoria.

She is excited to be able to share some of her insights and ideas with pre-service teachers with ways you can STEAM up the classroom. 

Liz Shreeve

Liz Shreeve

Liz Shreeve is a Sydney based artist with a background in science.  She completed a BSc (Hons) at the University of NSW and a BFA (Hons) at the National Art School.

Her artist statement:

I see no great divide between the sciences and the arts. I incorporated art into my previous career as a science educator and science informs my art practice. My work is driven by observation and obsessed with light and colour. It is about slowing the eye and seeing beauty in simple forms.

I work in low relief using identical units, arranged in predetermined sequence, to catch and colour light. When working in three dimensions these simple sequences of number and direction generate objects reminiscent of organic forms.

Like mutations in DNA, small changes in sequence lead to differences in structure. I aim to continue experimenting with paper and other materials using number and pattern to produce objects of beauty.

Sally-Ann Williams

Sally-Ann Williams

Engineering Community & Outreach Manager, Google Australia

Sally-Ann Williams is the Engineering Community & Outreach Manager for Google Australia.  

She is responsible for a broad portfolio of programs including leading Google’s efforts in CS and STEM education & outreach (K-12), research collaborations with universities and entrepreneurship and startup engagement.

In her role leading Google’s CS/STEM education engagement she manages over 55 partnerships & programs designed to inspire students, equip teachers, and connect the community to the possibilities careers in CS can lead to.   Most recently this work has included national implementation strategies to support ACARA’s Digital Technology curriculum and help position Australia as a nation of innovators.  

In her role with the startup community she manages partnerships and collaborates with co-working spaces, incubators and accelerators, universities and the public sector to build and grow the ecosystem.  

Prior to joining Google 9 years ago, Sally-Ann worked at several Australian tertiary institutions in a range of academic and academic administration roles spanning executive education, public sector management, research and postgraduate degrees and tertiary management.  A life long learner she holds an undergraduate and research masters degree and several other postgraduate qualifications.


Event Details

To bring innovation to science, technology, engineering and maths we need to stimulate a passion for STEM in the next generation of students.

In this workshop for educators, hear from a dynamic team of panellists on integrating art and design in STEM subjects, plus take part in a hands-on workshop that you can bring to the classroom.

Hear from Sally-Ann Williams, Google Education Outreach Manager, Annabel Astbury from ABC Splash and artist Liz Shreeve on creating dynamic, engaging STEM to STEAM concepts for schools.

Make a stunning paper lamp to take home using a technique called Origami Sekkei  (mathematical paper folding). Be amazed at how you can transform a flat piece of paper into an intricate three dimensional form that expresses ideas related to elementary symmetries, bio mimicry and iteration.

This event is suitable for primary and secondary teachers, pre-service teachers and anyone interested in interdisciplinary practice.

The Lumifold Workshop has BOTSES accreditation.

Completing Lumifold: A STEM to STEAM project will contribute 2 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing Standards 1.5.2, 2.1.2,3.5.2, 6.3.2, and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Presented by STEAMpop and Refraction Media.

Sponsored by Teachers Mutual Bank

Related Event: Lumifold: Fold Your Own Paper Lamp

Photo by Josh Maguire



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