Art and science are both about asking a question and experimenting to find an answer. Artists Shae Rooke and Jess Dubblu have often dabbled in the scientific to explore their practice. Now they are getting the professional help they so dearly need. In collaboration with the brilliant Dr. Loz of Science Play Kids, they will create a laboratory of fluorescence, with installations and experiments that are suitable for children and adults alike.
EXHIBITION: 5pm – late
Immerse yourself in Shae and Jess’s glowing sci-fi landscape installation. Spawned from reclaimed highlighters, expiring flowers and black lights, the process of fluorescence will illuminate the underlying cell structures of flower petals in a neon display. Discover further secret artworks hidden throughout the venue.
WORKSHOP FOR KIDS: 5.30pm – 6.pm
Hosted by Dr. Loz we will look at how animals like butterflies, birds, bees and even reindeer see the world. Kids can make their own glowing animal as viewed by those that see in UV. There will be challenges, things to find and just generally lots of hands on stuff to explore.
WORKSHOP AFTER DARK: 9pm – 9.30pm
As the night gets darker, this late session with Dr. Loz further explores the unseen worlds around us. Find out how fluorescence is part of the mating rituals of birds and gives that glow to your beverage.