Nature in the Dark - a world where art and science meet

Nature in the Dark is a series of artistic video projects exploring the hidden world of the animals of Wombat State Forest and Bunyip State Park as never seen before on the big screen at Fed Square. The Centre for Creative Arts, La Trobe University and the Victorian National Parks Association (VNPA) has developed an extraordinary exhibition that will be screened from Nov. 23 until Dec. 22

Art Exhibition previously on at Federation Square in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 23 November 2012 to Saturday 22 December 2012
Launch Wednesday 21 November 2012, 6:00pm

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Published by Centre for Creative Arts on Sunday 28 October 2012.
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Nature in the dark – a world where art and science meet
What do animals do at night when they believe they are not being watched?

The Centre for Creative Arts, La Trobe University, have brought 10 artists together to work on the same photographic material the VNPA is gathering for the Caught On Camera project to profile mammalian response to fire or the absence of fire.

While scientists interpret the images for research purposes, for the artists participating in the project, the images provoke the important question: How can we relate to something we do not fully understand?

The images of animals from bandicoots, antechinus, wallabies and wombats to goats, cats and foxes are at once informative and beguiling, amusing and evocative.

The project was initiated by Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier from the Centre for Creative Arts, La Trobe University, and co-curated by Jan and Maria Miranda. It is supported by Fed Square.

Participating artists:
Angie Black / Elizabeth Dunn / Siri Hayes / Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier & Renuka Rajiv & Scott Lewis / Tim Nohe / Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski / Steve Turpie

Opening Event
North Melbourne Town Hall, 6:00-8:30pm, Wednesday 21 November 2012

Participants: Matt Ruchel (VNPA), Professor Michael Clarke (Zoology, La Trobe University) Angharad Wynee-Jones (Tipping Point Australia)

MC for the night: Professor Norie Neumark Director, Centre for Creative Arts, La Trobe University

Keynote: Professor Freya Mathews, environmental philosopher, La Trobe University

Panel moderator: Brent Clough (Radio National ABC)

Free entry and catering.
Booking required:
Or call VNPA during office hours: 03 9341 6519


Big Screen & Fed Square

Opening Event:
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensbury Street
North Melbourne
Victoria 3051