Category: Past Programs


In October 2018, ANAT held the inaugural Spectra art + science festival, which comprised a three-day symposium, an exhibition showcasing research outcomes, & a public program of screenings, talks and performances. Find out more here

2018 ANAT Synapse Residency Program 

Synapse, an initiative of the Australia Council for the Arts and ANAT, supports collaborations between artists and scientists. The following Australian artists were awarded Synapse residencies in 2018:
Joanne Cannon + David Sly, Swinburne University
Natalie Alima + Jon McCormack, Monash University
Find out more here

2018 ANAT Synapse CSIRO Residencies 

ANAT’s Synapse CSIRO Residencies were first offered in 2017. In 2018 artists Carolynne Bourne, Chris Henschke and James Geurts were hosted at the CSIRO’s Advanced Manufacturing hub in Melbourne, and supported by Creative Victoria.

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2018 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship

Leading TV screenwriter Jane Allen (Cleverman, Janet King, Wentworth, Love Child) and award-winning novelist Dr Jesse Blackadder (Sixty Seconds, Chasing the Light) have been jointly awarded the 2018 Fellowship.

During their three month trip to Antarctica they will research, devise and write a TV series, The A- Factor, which will delve into the daily life of expeditioners at an Antarctic research station.

Find out more here

Australian Antarctic Fellowship

The Antarctic Arts Fellowship provides opportunities for people from the creative community to experience Antarctica first hand, and share this with the broader Australian community through their chosen art form.  Through a new partnership with the ANAT, Arts Fellows are eligible for financial support of up to $5,000.

Find out more here.


Luminosity is an opportunity for South Australian artists to produce short, experimental moving-image works that engage with concepts SMART, GREEN, LIVEABLE & CREATIVE as part of the City of Adelaide’s strategic plan. Large-scale, silent projections will screen onto the eastern façade of the Centrepoint building on Rundle Street, Adelaide from 15 January – 23 February 2018.

Find out more here.

New Light

New Light is an opportunity for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists to produce short, experimental moving-image works as part of TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, celebrating Australia’s rich and diverse Aboriginal cultures. Large-scale, silent projections will screen in high resolution onto the eastern façade of the Target building on Rundle Street, Adelaide from October 2017 – until the first week of January 2018.

Find out more here.

2017 Synapse CSIRO Residencies


The successful recipients of ANAT’s inaugural Synapse CSIRO Residencies are:

  • Artist Anton Hasell, who will work with Daniel East and the research team in Lab 22 – 3D Printed Structures
  • Artist Jiann Hughes, who will work with Xavier Mulet, JJ Richardson and the research team in Metal Organic Frameworks
  • Artist James Geurts, who will work with Richard Evans and his research team in Polymer Coatings for Cell Adhesion

Find out more here.

2017 Synapse Residency

2017 Synapse Residency

ANAT is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2017 Synapse Residency.
Artist Baden Pailthorpe and his research partner Aaron Coutts, Professor of Sports and Exercise Science at University of Technology, Sydney.
Drawing on his expertise in atmospheres and spacial media theory, and its application in artistic practice, Baden will work alongside Aaron and his research team to develop a method for quantifying the influence of crowd behaviour on AFL and NFL player performance.
Read Baden’s Synapse Residency Blog here:

Synapse 2016: Jessica Herrington + John Curtin School of Medical Research

Jessica Herrington, a Canberra-based visual artist, writer for SciArt Magazine, and arts editor for Lateral Magazine, worked with Professor Ted Maddess, Group Leader for Diagnostics for Eye Diseases at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University.

Word! on the East End Projector 

ANAT and Adelaide City Council have commissioned word-based moving image artwork from artists Caroline Daish and Stewart Daish, David Chapple and Aiyudot Khom, Ian Gibbins, and Jessica Lumb for public screening on the East End Projector as part of the East End Moving Image Program.

2012 Synapse Residency Program

The following Australian artists were awarded Synapse residencies for 2012: (more…)