We have two more art installations to tell you about, definitely worth a look so make sure to take the time and have a look. Of course we love when Science and Art collide with each other (Some call it STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS and Mathematics)
Tomorrow night we have an exhibit by Veronica Caven Aldous in the Planetarium Foyer. Veronica is renowned for her beautiful light sculptures, winning the Contemporary Sculptors Association Annual Award last year. The manipulation of light and colour is nothing short of stunning and you will see many demonstrations of how that is done in both Astronomy and Photonics at AstroLight.
Veronica Caven Aldous
Light in space 1
2010 – 11
A Blue field, 2010, Computerised LED light boxes and Perspex, 22 x 30 x 3 cm
B Magenta field, 2011, Computerised LED light boxes and Perspex, 43 x 59 x 3 cm
C Yellow field, 2011, Computerised LED light boxes and Perspex, 43 x 30 x 3 cm
D Green field, 2011, Computerised LED light boxes and Perspex, 22 x 59 x 3 cm
E Orange field, 2010, Computerised LED light boxes and Perspex, 22 x 30 x 3 cm
F Purple field, Computerised LED light boxes and Perspex, 22 x 30 x 3 cm
This series of light boxes that slowly change colour are inspired by the great beauty of natural light phenomenon, such as sunrises, sunsets and the night sky, that can never really be duplicated. Artist statement
The other Art exhibit to look out for is Pestilent Protrusions by Skunk Control located in the Engine Room of the Pumping Station. This work from the group of engineers from the School of Engineering and Science at Victoria University.
A seemingly translucent and benign light filled forest undergoes a continuous colour metamorphosis. The colour changes represent the shifting/transient interpretations of answers to questions that we ask ourselves throughout our lives in an effort to inform and shape them.
This work is created on the science of polarization and was part of the Lorne Sculpture Biennial this year.
Check the Program page for the full schedule.
See the official Scienceworks What’s On page for further details and ticket sales. Tickets are limited, so get in quick!