INSIGHT OUT is a proudly collaborative project presented by Kambri at ANU, in partnership with aMBUSH Gallery and ANU Learning Communities, that showcases interdisciplinary collaboration across ANU.
Visually stimulating, highly innovative and sure to spark conversations between viewers, it will appeal to all segments of the community, no matter what their interests or fields of knowledge.
On display at the Kambri precinct’s outdoor public art space – Exhibition Avenue – from 8 March until 2 July 2021, INSIGHT OUT experiments with the communication of ideas via the medium of art, and demonstrates the benefits of teamwork across diverse fields of study by combining ANU’s globally renowned academic research with the creativity of students from the ANU School of Art and Design.
The project paired 24 visual arts students with an academic undertaking research at one of the University’s seven academic Colleges: Arts and Social Sciences; Asia and the Pacific; Business and Economics; Engineering and Computer Science; Health and Medicine; Law; and Science.
Each pair met at length to discuss the academic’s research and interests, and consider ways in which the most vital elements of the information could be conveyed to the general public. The artists were then given stylistic freedom to represent the research visually, in the form of a physical artwork. The resulting works traverse a range of disciplines, including painting, illustration, photography, and digital art.
The research topics include: memory and truth, heritage rock art, the regulation and governance of food policies, the mechanics of the human knee, blockchain, stillbirth, solar cells, archaeology, global health and infectious diseases, representations of youth by the media, communication in medical settings, and artificial intelligence, to name a few.
Decals placed on the ground in front of each artwork summarise statements from the artist, allowing viewers to gain a greater understanding of how the artistic interpretation came about and the academic study behind it. QR codes link to more in-depth research papers and information that inspired the art.
Opening night for INSIGHT OUT is Thursday, 11 March from 6-8pm hosted at the Fenner Courtyard, Kambri, The Australian National University, with drinks from Capital Brewing and Lerida Estate, plus music from a Vessel Collective DJ.
To attend the exhibition opening, guests will need to pre-register via Eventbrite as the capacity is limited.
INSIGHT OUT is free and accessible to the general public 24 hours, seven days a week.
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