The Art of Scientific Observation Regional Tour

Monday 9 August 2010 to Friday 27 August 2010
12:00am - 12:00am

Location: Gippsland Art Gallery | Category: Market

National Science Week 2010

Drawing on nature

Source: Museum Victoria

This initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

To celebrate Year of Biodiversity, Museum Victoria is delivering a program of science, art and performance as part of a three week tour of regional Victoria. Entitled The Art of Scientific Observation, this outreach program is being delivered in cooperation with local scientific and cultural organisations in regional centres.

Explore the past; discover the future – theatrical performance

A performative guided tour that takes participants in an around their local area on a journey of scientific discovery and observation. This performance will be enhanced by a science communicator who will encourage participants to make observations and explore the habitats of the local fauna and flora, and make links to historical and contemporary scientific methods of observation, collection, documentation and conservation.

Science by Observation – workshop

Participants will engage in drawing techniques used by scientists and scientific illustrators to explore the link between art and scientific observation through a variety of hands-on art activities that utilise drawing techniques as a means of positively engaging with biodiversity and the local environment, and provide a unique opportunity to investigate museum specimens first hand.

Backyard Science at the Pub – presentation

The general public are invited to meet at their local pub for an evening gathering to hear about current scientific research being undertaken in their local region. A team of MV scientists and science communicators and local scientists and environment officers, along with the character “Blandowski”, will present current conservation projects being undertaken in their “backyard” and raise awareness of local and global biodiversity.

Tour 3: Eastern Victoria

Monday 23 August – Morwell

Tuesday 24 August – Traralgon

Wednesday 25 August – Sale

Thursday 26 August – Bairnsdale

Friday 27 August – Orbost

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