Under the Coverslip 2020: the top entries
The 20th anniversary of the inspirational science-meets-art competition featured over 100 entries from around Australia.
Presented by the Postgraduate Students of Anatomy Society and the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, the UTC competition saw photographic, 3D and video exhibits with the top prizes announced last week.
Via an online forum, the judging panel discussed the intersection of biomedical science and art:
"The competition gives viewers a look into the invisible world that scientists see and are part of - from the human body to nature and technology. The unusual shapes evoke different images and memories in people's minds," said Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka, Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences.
"The artistic composition of the entries is exceptional," Rohan Long, Curator of Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology.
Rose Hiscock, Director of Museums and Collections at the University of Melbourne said: "Art is not accidental - it involves execution with intent, discipline and expertise - just like science does."
The panel discussion was followed by the presentation of the top entries.
And the winners are...
Socially distanced mosaic dance floor
By Ma Jessica Yuen Wuen, The University of Melbourne
Come with me on a journey through trees and time
By Kate Johnson, University of Tasmania
From Light to Life
By Amy Rose Coghlan, University of Tasmania
Head & Shoulders
By Michael Dixon, The University of Melbourne
People’s Choice-Best Image
Boyz n the Hood
By Alicia Brunet, The University of Western Australia
People’s Choice - Best Title
Blood Vessel or Groovy Scrunchie Hair Tie?
By Cameron Hollands, Department of Pharmacology, Monash University
People’s Choice - Best video/3D model
The rise of the virus
By Marion Bichet, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University
Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka: Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences
Rohan Long: Curator of Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology
Rose Hiscock: Director of Museums and Collections, The University of Melbourne
Congratulations to all our winners!
If you missed the exhibition it is viewable online until the end of November:
Highlights from the virtual gallery: