Art Lab: Where science and art collide

6 September, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ecosciences Precinct
41 Boggo Rd
Dutton Park QLD 4102

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.