Explorations Series: The Role of Creativity in Science, Art and Daily Life by Beric Henderson


Start: 11th Oct 2018 6:00pm
End: 11th Oct 2018 7:30pm

Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Port Macquarie, together with CSU Green, will be hosting a free public lecture by Beric Henderson, as part of the Explorations Series, on Thursday 11 October 2018 from 6.00pm to 7.30pm.

The topic of the talk will be 'The Role of Creativity in Science, Art and Daily Life', this will be followed by Q & A session with Beric. Light refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the event.

Topic synopsis:

In this lecture, Dr Henderson discusses the various forms of creativity and how creative expression contributes to a balanced life. He reflects, after decades of first-hand experience, on the roles of visualisation, obsession, and experimentation in the creation of new scientific theorems and unique artworks. In this talk he draws upon his personal experiences, in addition to past conversations with artists, Nobel prize winners and film directors, to illuminate the similarities and differences in creative approaches used by scientists and artists to realise their ideas. Many of the examples can be applied to enhance our everyday quality of life.


About Beric Henderson:

Beric Henderson is currently a full time artist based in Port Macquarie and has an extensive background in art and science. He received a PhD in 1990 (University of Sydney) and spent 25 years studying the molecular biology of human disease in Australia, Switzerland and Cambridge (UK). From 2000-2015 he headed a cancer research team at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research in Sydney and published ~100 scientific papers.

As an artist he has exhibited frequently with 13 solo and 50 group shows since 2003 and his artwork has been shortlisted for numerous art prizes (twice for the London International Creative Competition). He contributed to two exhibitions held in Seoul, South Korea. Henderson became a full-time artist in 2016 and has won some art prizes and had his art published in international magazines, books, and recently a vinyl record cover for a US electronic group. His nature-inspired artworks are held in institutional collections including the New Norcia Religious Art Collection (Western Australia) and Westmead Public Hospital (Sydney).

Website: www.berichenderson.com and www.ultragrafik.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beric.henderson

Instagram: @berichenderson

Registrations will be required by Wednesday 10 October 2018

Venue / Address:
Charles Sturt University Port Macquarie, Room 2048, 7 Major Innes Rd Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Contact Phone: 6582 9379
Contact Email: Courtney Haynes, Community Relations Officer

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