ANAT Synapse Residencies

ANAT’s prestigious flagship program has supported creative research collaborations between more than 100 artists and scientists, since it was established in 2004. ANAT Synapse involves Australian science organisations hosting artists in residence, leading to profound artistic and professional development for the participants, while also building a sustainable support base for interdisciplinary creative collaboration in Australia.

ANAT Synapse brings artists and scientists together in research partnerships that generate new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial to both fields. A distinguishing feature of the residencies is their creative research focus, with applicants dissuaded from anticipating specific outcomes at the outset.

Residencies take place over 16 weeks full-time, the equivalent part-time, or, in discrete blocks over a longer duration during 2022.

ANAT Synapse is made possible through the generous support of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

Anna Madeleine Raupach, Standard Stars, 2020, laser-etched mirrors, LED lights.

2022 ANAT Synapse Residencies

We’re delighted to announce the two ANAT Synapse residents for 2022. Congratulations to multidisciplinary artists Anna Madeleine Raupach and Steph Hutchison!

DR ANNA MADELEINE RAUPACH (ACT) + DR BRAD TUCKER, MT STROMLO OBSERVATORY, THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Hosted by the ANU Research School of Astrophysics and Astronomy (RSAA) at Mount Stromlo Observatory, this project will combine creative practice with methods of observational astronomy to investigate the growing impacts and potential mitigation strategies of human-caused space pollution.

Anna Madeleine Raupach is a multidisciplinary artist based on Ngunnawal and Ngambri land, Canberra, who explores expressive interpretations of scientific concepts. Her current practice focuses on alternative forms of temporality related to climate change.

READ Anna’s BLOG HERE


Steph Hutchison, John McCormick and Adam Nash, Eve of Dust.

DR STEPH HUTCHISON (QLD) + JONATHAN ROBERTS AUSTRALIAN COBOTICS CENTRE QUT

Steph Hutchison will be collaborating with Jonathan Roberts at the Advanced Robotics and Manufacturing Hub and Australian Cobotics Centre to research how humans can predict the movement of robots, using dance improvisation and choreographic methodologies.

Steph is an artist-researcher, choreographer, performer, and teaching-artist. Steph has a rich dance practice as a solo choreographer/performer and collaborator within dance and technology contexts. As a dance artist Steph creates and performs primarily improvised solo dance works that focus on extreme physicality and endurance of the human body, or engage a dialogue with digital technologies and systems.

READ Steph’s BLOG HERE


ANAT’s prestigious flagship program has supported creative research collaborations between more than 100 artists and scientists since it was established in 2004.

ANAT Synapse is made possible through the generous support of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

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Residencies

Collaboration between the arts and sciences creates new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial to both fields. ANAT’s art + science residencies support research partnerships between artists and scientists, and provide artists with an unparalleled opportunity to contribute meaningfully to contemporary scientific research. Hosted by Australian research organisations, the residencies lead to profound artistic and professional development outcomes, while contributing to a growing evidence base attesting to the value of interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex research questions.

In addition to the prestigious Synapse program, ANAT is increasingly approached by science and research partners to deliver bespoke artist’s residencies in their institutions.

ANAT’s Synapse CSIRO residencies were first offered in 2017. In 2019 artists Carolynne Bourne, Chris Henschke and James Geurts were hosted at the CSIRO’s Advanced Manufacturing hub in Melbourne, and supported by Creative Victoria.

In 2019, the ANAT AWRI (Australian Wine Research Institute) residency offered an artist the opportunity to work with the Institute’s Flavour Chemistry and Sensory Research teams. Artist Elizabeth Willing explored the synaesthetic harmony between the flavour of wines and the visual aesthetics of still and moving image.

Please get in touch with us if this is something you are interested in pursuing.