2018 ART MEETS SCIENCE EXHIBITION @ Ecosciences Precinct
Aug 10 @ 7:30 am – Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm

The Science Division of the Department of Environment and Science at the Ecosciences Precinct, Dutton Park is organising the 7th Art meets Science Exhibition to be held from Friday 10 August until noon Friday 7 September 2018.

Artists from across South East Queensland are invited to showcase their recent artworks that demonstrate a specific art-science connection and meet the other criteria and are suitable for the space by submitting an Expression of Interest online by 5 pm Thursday 5 July 2018.

Yerrabilela Talking about songs @ UQ Anthropology Museum
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – Dec 14 @ 10:00 am

This exhibition provides an insight into the significance of traditional Indigenous song, dance and contemporary cultural performance. Hear from Aboriginal performers talking about the importance of songs and how knowledge is passed from one generation to another.

The UQ Anthropology Museum has partnered with the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) to tell the story of Clancestry – a celebration of country, and showcase the diversity of Indigenous performance in south-east Queensland. In this exhibition, local Aboriginal performers discuss how they have learnt songs and other aspects of culture, along with the importance of ensuring younger generations learn these traditions.

A University of Queensland Anthropology Museum exhibition in partnership with QPAC.

Curated by Michael Aird, Fred Leone and Amelia Radke. Featuring photography and film by Mick Richards.

Art Lab: Where science and art collide @ Ecosciences Precinct
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come enjoy art, science and drinks at the Ecosciences Precinct!

The evening includes a presentation, Q&A, drinks and nibbles, plus time to view the seventh Art meets Science Exhibition.

Our guest speaker for Art Lab is Madeleine Kersting Flynn. Madeleine is an artist specialising in medical and scientific illustration, digital and traditional media, 3D modelling and animation, and graphic design. Currently artist in residence at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Madeleine will talk about her experiences with art in science environments and how it can help us communicate about science.

The annual Arts meets Science Exhibition opens Monday 13 August and closes 7 September. This is your only chance to see the art-science projects outside of work hours! And several of the artists will be available on the night to answer questions about their work.

About our speaker:

Madeleine Kersting Flynn is a biomedical illustrator, turning the complex processes of life into works of art. She illustrates for scientists and surgeons, translating their discoveries for both professionals and laymen. She describes biomedical illustrators as the ultimate science communicators as the role is two-fold: communicator and artist. “I have to make the complicated simple, and the unattractive beautiful”. The latter point refers specifically to medical illustration, where surgeons depend on her to illustrate surgeries that otherwise would be hard to look at for most.

Traditionally trained, she does most of her work digitally, with a special interest in 3D modelling and animation.

She has been the illustrator and designer at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute for the past 12 years. Prior to this she was the Director of Art and Photography at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine/Dentistry in New Orleans, USA. She holds a BFA degree in Medical Illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art/Case Western Reserve School of Medicine (Cleveland, OH, USA).

About the exhibition:

More than twenty artists with recently completed science-based artworks have been invited to exhibit at the seventh Art meets Science Exhibition at the Ecosciences Precinct. The exhibition is an opportunity for artists from across South East Queensland to join those participating in the Artist in Residence Science program in showcasing their recent artworks that demonstrate a strong art-science connection.

BrisScience: A Stroke of Inspiration: Advancements in Stroke Research @ The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Event date: 10 Sept 2018

In Australia nearly 50,000 people suffer a stroke each year and there are over 470,000 stroke survivors living in Australia, a third of whom are under the age of 65.

At the age of just 31, Dr Lavinia Codd became one of those statistics.The former chartered accountant is now a postdoctoral research fellow at the Queensland Brain Institute at UQ.

Lavinia is investigating ways of improving cognitive recovery following stroke by activating precursor cells to increase the production of new brain cells (neurogenesis), which is a form of neuroplasticity. Her aim is to translate laboratory findings into new behavioural and pharmacological approaches to restore cognitive functions in human stroke survivors.

This is a free event, RSVP to secure your sit


QAAS Annual Dinner @ Cricketer's Club, The Gabba
Oct 24 @ 6:30 am – 11:00 pm

On the 24th of October, you and a partner are cordially invited to the
Queensland Academy Annual Dinner.
Please join us for an evening of good food, good wine, and good fellowship with friends from across our community.

Our guest speaker:
Professor Nita Lester, distinguished botanist and botanical artist

Download the registration form from our dedicated google drive.

The John O’Hagan Lecture_Dr Alan Finkel @ UQ Centre
Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Quality in research: our shared concern”

Fellows and Friends of the Queensland Academy of Arts & Sciences, and members of the general public You are cordially invited to the 2018 John O’Hagan Lecture of the Academy to be given by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel Tuesday 20 November 2018 Lecture Theatre, UQ Centre, University of Queensland St Lucia Campus.
Reception and networking begins at 5.15pm, Lecture at 6pm.

Tickets prices for this event, which include the reception, are
$7.50 for Fellows and enrolled students, and $15 for nonmembers.