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About the exhibition

The Art meets Science Exhibition is an opportunity for artists from across South East Queensland to join the artists participating in the Artist in Residence Science program in showcasing their recent artworks that demonstrate a strong art-science connection.

The partner organisations at the Ecosciences Precinct (ESP) Dutton Park hold a number of public and internal events during National Science week. Since 2012, one of these events has been the hosting of an Art meets Science Exhibition. The Exhibitions have proved to be very popular with visitors to the building and the approximately 800 science workers at ESP.


The Science Division has hosted regular Artist in Residence Science Program (AIRS) since 2015. These residencies culminated in Art meets science exhibitions that showcase the work of the participating and other invited artists.

Artists are invited

Artists from across South East Queensland are invited to join the AIRS artists to showcase their recent artworks that demonstrate a strong Art-Science nexus. If your work meets the criteria please apply to exhibit your artwork in this exhibition.

Key 2018 dates and logistics

Friday 7 June
Open of call for expression of interest – Art meets Science Exhibition

Thursday 5 July
Close of Expression of Interest – submitted online by 5.00pm

Monday 9 July
Artists selected - successful artists advised with a request for full details and completion of agreement

Monday 16 July
Return of 'Artist agreement and indemnity' and 'Selected artist and artwork information' documents

Wednesday 8 August
Artworks to be delivered at cost of artist to ESP before or on this date by prior arrangement with the curator. Preparation for exhibition installation

Thursday 9 August
Installation of exhibition commences

Friday 10 August
Exhibition open 7.00am–5.00pm - weekdays only

13 August
Exhibition opening event 12.30–2.00pm, Seminar Rooms Ecosciences Precinct

Saturday 11 August to Saturday 18 August
National Science Week

Friday 7 September
Exhibition closes at 12.00 noon and exhibition dismantled by 4.00pm

Friday 7 September to Monday 14 September
All artworks to be collected by the artist from 1.00pm Friday 7 September until Friday 14 September – unless otherwise arranged with the curator

Last updated
5 June 2018