The Art of Science Initiative ‘Storm’ Lecture
The Art of Science Initiative at the University of Melbourne is a new initiative that has been brought about by like-minded colleagues from the Victorian College of the Arts and the Biomedical Sciences precinct, representing the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the Therapeutic Technologies Hallmark Research Initiative and the Lung Health Research Centre.
The inaugural lecture ‘Storm’ will be a presentation by some of the University of Melbourne’s brightest and most eminent artists, health scientists and clinicians. This Art of Science presentation will focus on the romantic and scientific phenomena surrounding storms. ‘Storm’ will include the art and science of Thunderstorm Asthma which is all the more relevant now because of the onset of the asthma season.
When: Monday 23 October, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Where: Melbourne Brain Centre, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville
- Professor Jon Cattapan, Eminent Australian Artist and Director of the Victorian College of the Arts
- Professor Alastair Stewart, Chair of the Therapeutic Technologies Research Initiative, Director of the ARC-Industry Transformation Training Centre for Personalised Therapeutics Technologies, Co-Director of the Lung Health Research Centre, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, School of Biomedical Sciences.
- Professor Patricia Piccinini, Acclaimed International Artist and Melbourne Enterprise Professor of Visual Arts, Victorian College of the Arts.
- A/Prof Louis Irving, Clinical Director of the Lung Health Research Centre, Respiratory Physician at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Director of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine and Director of Clinical Training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
- Professor Gary Anderson, Director of the Lung Health Research Centre, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, School of Biomedical Sciences.
Not sure what to expect from such an evening? Come along and find out for yourself. The lineup of artists and scientists will ensure that it is an entertaining and informative evening. Scientists and artists are often criticised for being too single-minded in the pursuit of their respective disciplines, however, this lecture plans to jettison some of the constraints imposed by artistic and scientific thought, and show that they can in fact complement each other. A blend of the two will provide a stimulating and entertaining evening.
This is a free event but bookings are essential. Please register via Eventbrite.
The event will be listed with www.events.unimelb.edu.au.