Insight Radical

1 – 30 August 2013

This exhibition displays the results of the artists residency in the Free Radical Centre’s science laboratories in Melbourne, Australia. Each artist was asked to respond artistically to the topic of free radicals, thus bringing science and art together. Through this process the artists realised the significant impact of free radicals on the fundamental human processes. Most particularly how free radicals are essential for life, but paradoxically also cause ageing and our inevitable demise. Parallels can also be drawn between artists’ materials such as paints and plastics which require free radicals to polymerise or cure, but are nonetheless degraded by them overtime.

The fascinating project was documented throughout with a live blog and an Artist Profile magazine feature. Workshops run by the resident artists and scientists for art groups in regional locations across Australia served to further share experiences and provoke community discussion.

This thought provoking exhibition brings together paintings, drawings and installations presenting each individual artist’s interpretation of this previously unexplored topic. The exhibition takes the audience on the artists’ journeys of exploration and discovery.

Proudly supported by: ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology, Winsor and Newton, Artist Profile, and the Commonwealth Government through Inspiring Australia.

Click here to view the Exhibition E – Book which documents the works created during this artistic exploration into free radical chemistry.

Private View

Private View on Wednesday 31st July 2013

Our private views are open to all, if you would like to attend email

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