ANU exhibition showcases research-inspired artworks

6 July 2018

Artists have teamed up with academics from others parts of the Australian National University to create a series of unique works that are on show at the School of Art & Design.

2018 marks the 5th anniversary of the Vice-Chancellor's Artist Fellowship Scheme, which aims to promote collaborative research between different areas of the University.

To celebrate the occasion, this year the works of past participants will feature alongside pieces from current students like Ella Whateley and Michelle Hallinan.

Ella has collaborated with Dr Peter Riggs of the Research School of Physics and Engineering to create a piece which aims to disrupt the viewer's perception of time.

"Timespun" explores the roles colour, tone and movement play in affecting time perception. The interactive work features sets of painted discs that can be spun by the viewer and slow down at different rates.

Fellow artist Michelle Hallinan was interested in exploring how scientific knowledge of landscapes might influence an artist's portrayal of Lake George. She teamed up with Professor Brad Pillans from the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences to create prints, etchings and a concertinaed book.

Their works are among those that will be celebrated at a special reception on 9 July. ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt will speak at the event.

The exhibition runs until Friday 13 July.