Synapse 6 :: Dr Mary Rosengren + CSIRO

The Synapse initiative supports creative partnerships between scientists and artists through the residency program, a database of international art/science collaborations, an archived discussion list and the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage program, which supports longer-term partnerships between artists and scientists in academic research settings.

Dr Mary Rosengren + the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation – CSIRO (Canberra, ACT)

The CSIRO is Australia’s national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research organisations in the world. As part of its research, the CSIRO manages a number of significant collections, including the National Herbarium, the Australian National Insect Collection and the National Soils Archive, all based in Canberra. Artist, Dr Mary Rosengren, will base herself with each of these collections during her Synapse residency in order to investigate and articulate the connections between different aspects of CSIRO research and to extend professional thinking about interdisciplinarity and the appraisal of images within science and art contexts. The results of the research will inform an exhibition and symposium to be hosted by the CSIRO Discovery Centre as part of its 2012 Public Program.

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