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Stories and Structures – New Connections

This exhibition explores images that pass on knowledge and shape our understanding of the world. It brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and the microscopic structures hidden in the natural world. Prepare to be amazed!

When: Friday, August 9 2019 till Sunday, October 13 2019. 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
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Where: Museum of Geraldton
2 Museum Place, Geraldton, WA, 6530
Topic: Environment and nature, Health and medical
Cost: Free
Other: Wheelchair access
Social Media: Facebook

This exhibition explores images that pass on knowledge and shape our understanding of the world. Rich visual parallels between the representations seen in much Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and the microscopic structures hidden in the natural world, reveal unexpected and intriguing similarities. The microscopy, and the structures it makes visible, is as stunning as the art.

Stories and Structures – New Connections brings together a story-telling and image making tradition, developed over 60 000 years or more, with scientific imaging created by high-tech instruments. This delivers a new vision of our country and its stories. We hope that these images will open new conversations and provide opportunities to make new and lasting connections.

Humans are visual beings and we naturally find similarities in what we see. This enables our brain to learn and build a mental picture of the way the world is put together. Artworks, visual stories, photographs and scientific images all provide wider perspectives that contribute to that knowledge.

The artists who have participated in this exhibition come from around Australia and have brought their own styles, traditions and insights to produce new works relating to selected microscopic images. These works reveal the deep and intimate relationship between Culture and Country in a wholly new way, giving us previously unseen cross-cultural perspectives on how we all know and understand our world.

Contact details:

Jenny Whiting
Microscopy Australia
Email: jenny.whiting@micro.org.au
Phone: 0437 342 735

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