Charles Sturt hosts free event exploring the role art plays in science

8 AUGUST 2019

Charles Sturt hosts free event exploring the role art plays in science

Charles Sturt is hosting an evening of science and art at Zebu Bar in Port Macquarie on Thursday 15 August.

  • Charles Sturt’s ‘Science in the Pub’ discussion series is coming to Port Macquarie on Thursday 15 August
  • Science experts and a local artist will lead the discussion
  • Presenters will explore the important role art plays within science and discuss climate change

Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) and Inspiring Australia will host an evening of science and art in Port Macquarie on Thursday 15 August.

The event ‘Bioluminescence, Brushstrokes and Beers’ is part of Charles Sturt’s ‘Science in the Pub’ series, and will examine the important role art plays within science, and will feature discussions on climate change.

Director of External Engagement at Charles Sturt in Port Macquarie Ms Kate Wood-Foye said, “We are excited to invite members of the public to attend this free event at Zebu Bar.

“Attendees can soak up the stunning waterside views and enjoy some refreshments while listening to engaging presentations on the parallels between art and science by experts in their fields.

“There will also be plenty of opportunities for attendees to get involved in the event because it features a relaxed interactive discussion, a question-and-answers session, and the opportunity for networking.”

Presenters for the event include Dr Beric Henderson, cosmographic artist and former Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney.

Dr Henderson is a local artist based in Port Macquarie whose work is dedicated to the overlap in the creative processes in art and science.

He will discuss the role of creativity in art and science, and lead a discussion on climate change and how art can lead the way in growing public awareness.

Senior lecturer in genetics and gene technologies in the Charles Sturt School of Biomedical SciencesDr Nigel Urwin, will lead a presentation on bioluminescence discussing the ‘organisms that light up our lives’.

The presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The event will include a complimentary grazing table and drinks will be available for purchase.

The ‘Bioluminescence, Brushstrokes and Beers’ event is at 6pm on Thursday 15 August at Zebu Room (via Zebu Bar), Rydges Port Macquarie, 1 Hay Street, Port Macquarie NSW.

Registrations for the event are available via the Eventbrite website.

Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Dr Beric Henderson or Dr Nigel Urwin, contact Rebecca Tomkins at Charles Sturt Media on 02 6338 6270 or news@csu.edu.au

Image: (Left to right) Dr Beric Henderson and Dr Nigel Urwin.

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