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Art and science meet in the work of glass artist Elizabeth Kelly. Macrocosmia is the result of her extensive research into microscopic organic structures and is presented for the first time at Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre.

When: Friday, July 6 2018 till Saturday, August 25 2018. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Where: Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre
Level 1 North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra City, ACT, 2601
Topic: Environment and nature, Space and astronomy, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Bookings: 02 6262 9333
Other: Wheelchair access

Macrocosmia is a solo exhibition by leading glass artist Elizabeth Kelly.

Organic structures have been Kelly’s primary research for the last decade. She has looked at helical coils or viruses, and the chiral signature of initial cellular life forms; in this body of work she has created sculptures that most resemble pollen grains Macrocosmia features three large-scale, free standing sculptural works realised through a process of cross-disciplinary collaboration between the artist, engineers and a theoretical astrophysicist, Dr Ralph Sutherland, who developed the spherical geometry and facilitate the methodology of construction.

“As the artist I could not have completed this work without co-operaton of either the scientist or engineer, however neither of those parties would have laid thought to manifest objects such as these. It has been an extra-ordinary collaborative process and demoinstrates a great willingness across fields rto explore with curiosity a new body of work” the artist said.

Contact details:

Paula Llull
Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre
Phone: 02 6262 9333

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