The evening begins with a keynote address from world-renowned biomedical animator Drew Berry, whose work has been exhibited at leading international museums...

VizbiPlus: Bridging science with art, design & animation

Location:

Level 6 Terrace Entrance
2000 NSW
Australia

VizbiPlus

Speakers

Drew Berry

Drew Berry

Biomedical Animator at WEHI.TV

Dr. Drew Berry is a biomedical animator who combines cinema and science to reveal the microscopic worlds inside our bodies. His scientifically accurate and aesthetically rich visualizations are elucidating cellular and molecular processes for a wide range of audiences. His animations have been shown in exhibitions, multimedia programs, and television shows, and have received many awards and commendations. 

Kate Patterson

Kate Patterson

Scientific Illustrator Project Leader

Dr Kate Patterson uses visual language to transform complex scientific concepts for a general audience. Kate is a trans-disciplinary researcher working at the interface of art and science, bringing together the historically segregated fields of technology, art and science in order to contribute new work and knowledge to the field of visual science communication.
 
Science can be complex, dynamic and invisible to the naked eye. Kate makes this accessible to a broad audience through the combined use of hand drawn illustration, computer generated imagery and 3D animation. Kate transforms raw scientific data using the tools of visual arts and cinematography into a form that can be used for education, communication and awareness purposes.
 
Kate graduated from the University of Sydney faculty of Veterinary Science in 2003. She worked as a small animal veterinarian until 2009 when she was also awarded her PhD in cancer biology, signal transduction at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Kate then worked as a science writer and illustrator with Professor Susan Clark in the Epigenetics Research Group at the Garvan Institute and also at the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In 2012, she was awarded an Inspiring Australia government grant to produce compelling 3D animations on cancer and epigenetics.
 
Kate is a Lab Research Fellow in the 3D visualization and aesthetics laboratory at UNSW Art and Design and a visual science communicator in the Epigenetics Research Group at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. She writes the “Drawing from science” column for The Conversation, works freelance as a writer, scientific illustrator and animator trading as MediPics and Prose.
Christopher Hammang

Christopher Hammang

Biomedical Animator

Christopher Hammang is a Biomedical Animator working at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Christopher’s animations convey complex cell biology concepts with engaging and easy to understand visuals.

His work has been featured on Australian national broadcast (ABC Catalyst) and exhibited at the University of New South Wales galleries Body Image exhibit. He has received international recognition, winning first prize at the 2013 VIZBI “Art and Biology” contest and achieving a top ten position in the Science Journal’s international visualisation contest “The Vizzies”.

Christopher has produced content for many internationally recognised organisations including CSIRO, Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Nature Biotechnology Journal.

Access and Inclusion

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  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
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Event Details

The evening begins with a keynote address from world-renowned biomedical animator Drew Berry, whose work has been exhibited at leading international museums (e.g., Guggenheim, MOMA, and the Royal Institution of Great Britain) and won many awards (including an Emmy and a BAFTA). 
 
Next, the evening features the Sydney premiere of two biomedical animations from local artists Christopher Hammang and Kate Patterson - followed by finalists in the VizbiPlus Challenge, showcasing new artwork inspired by these animations. 
 
Finally, if your own work bridges art and science, we want to hear from you. Submit an image and a short description of your work, and you could give a 30-second lightning-talk as part of the event.
 
The event is organized by the VIZBI lab from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and CSIRO's Data61.
 
For more information, go to http://vizbi.org/plus/events.
 
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Access and Inclusion

For more accessibility information see the Vivid accessibility map.

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Hearing loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.