Welcome to the art of science communication

Science communicators often turn to the creative arts in their visual science communication projects. Whether many of these works would be called art is highly contested. On the other hand, many could easily be called works of design. So how do these different fields interact in their science-related visual displays?

This exhibition explores works that range across visual communication, design, and art, teasing at the boundaries of these fields and considering how they play into the field of science communication.

Presented at the Powerhouse Museum throughout the ASC 2018 conference, and at Queensland College of Art, the exhibition invited inspection, reflection, and comparison of works that are aesthetically interesting and intellectually challenging.

The exhibition was curated by David Harris, and publication and website design was by Jo Bailey.


Australian Science Communicators Conference

Powerhouse MuseumSydney
November 12–14 2018

Queensland College of Art
Griffith University
November 28–30 2018

This exhibition was made possible with the support of Australian Science Communicators, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and Massey University School of Design.



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