ANAT Bespoke Residencies

In addition to the prestigious Synapse program, ANAT delivers bespoke artist’s residencies, with science, technology and research partners from the academic and private sector. As the name suggests, no two ANAT Bespoke Residencies are the same. Every iteration is customised to the project’s unique characteristics and is jointly supported by ANAT and the collaborator.

Peter Morse, rendered in Unreal Engine Post-production: various source data: various Cesium, Mapbox, OpenStreetMap

Playable Earth :: ANAT Bespoke

Disrupting the status quo of Earth Observation Visualisation through immersion and interaction.

Playable Earth is an ANAT Bespoke Residency in partnership with Swinburne University. The project aimed to explore novel ways of visualising and interacting with satellite-originated Earth observation data and analytics using modern game development environments.


The goal was to develop novel modalities for extended reality (XR) display and interrogation of selected data, including near real-time observations. The project was open-ended and speculative, and documented its progress through the creative research journal and video demonstrations.

Computational Researcher and Experimental Media Artist Dr Peter Morse is a multi-disciplinary media artist, film-maker, and scientific computer researcher known for his innovative and experimental approach to art/science interactions.

Prof Christopher Fluke is the SmartSat Professorial Chair in space system real-time data fusion, integration and cognition, undertaking research and development activities to help grow Australia’s Space Industry.

READ Peter’s creative research journal

ANAT Bespoke

Previous Bespoke partners include:
CSIRO, who in 2019 hosted artists Carolynne Bourne, James Geurts and Chris Henschke at the CSIRO’s Advanced Manufacturing hub in Melbourne, supported by Creative Victoria.
READ Carolynne, James and Chris’s creative research journals

AWRI (The Australian Wine Research Institute), in 2019 the 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.

READ Elizabeth’s creative research journal

SAHMRI (The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute), who collaborated with ANAT in 2020 and 2021, when resident Dr Helen Pynor undertook collaborative research with Dr Jimmy Breen, leader of the SAHMRI Bioinformatics Platform. Helen and Jimmy explored ideas around the liminality of DNA once it leaves its originating body.

READ Helen’s creative research journal

ANAT is a global leader in brokering opportunities for artists to work with science and technology partners. We do this because we believe artists are essential to how we imagine and shape our future. If your organisation is interested in investing in the transformational nature of interdisciplinary collaboration, please get in touch [email protected]