public lectures on art & science

Keynote: ‘Uncountable Cultures: Science, Art and the Limits of Knowing’ Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres Annual Conference, December 2021.

The Poetry of Science. Panel and performance. Quantum Words. Writing NSW, Callan Park, Sydney, November, 2018.

Narratives of Brain and Body. Workshop and performance. Vital Signs: The Healing Power of Story, Queensland Poetry Festival, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, August, 2018.

Remember the Future: The Simulating Brain. Lecture and discussion panel. SimTecT Conference, Adelaide, August, 2015.

The Microscope Project: Sensing the Unseen. Lecture with poetry. With Catherine Truman.  Ausglass National Conference, Adelaide, February, 2015.

Reimagining Art-Science Collaborations. Lecture with video and poetry. Driving Forces Symposium, ANU School of Art, February, 2014.

Stilled Life: Seeing Faces and the Problem of Portraiture. Presentation at Portrayal and Identity Symposium, ANU School of Art and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, March, 2013.

Science as Culture. Discussion panel and poetry performance, Kumuwiki, Regional Arts Australia National Conference, Goolwa, October 2012.

A Feeling for the Image: Hands, Body and Visualisation of the Invisible. Seminar / poetry performance at Spectra Symposium, The Science and Art of Imaging, Canberra, October, 2012.

Rough Draft. Poetry performance and invited talk, Australian Dance Theatre, Adelaide, 25th November, 2011.

Rude Mechanicals or Humanimals and The Eye of the Beholder. Public seminars at the Art Gallery of South Australia for Patricia Piccinini: Once upon a time... 30th April and 28th May, 2011.

Translating the Body: The Choreography of Representation in Anatomy. With Catherine Truman, National Conference of Feldenkreis practitioners, Brisbane, 2011.

Patterns and Aesthetics: a neuroscience perspective. Opening lecture at Cartographies of the Imagination 3rd-5th September 2010, State Library of South Australia.

Anatomy and Imagination. Public lecture with poems, music and videos at The Science Exchange, Royal Institution Australia, Adelaide, May, 2010.

Playing with your mind: synapse snapping music and science. Public concert and audience discussion with Ronnie Taheny, Marcello Costa, Rob Morrison and Outhouse Orchestra, Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, September, 2009.

Writers and their Worlds. Flinders University, October, 2008.

The Mind’s Eye and the Mind’s Hand: the Neuroscience of Representation. “Meaning Through Making” Symposium in tribute to Rod Taylor, Adelaide Central School of Art, September, 2008.

The Bodies of Women. featuring four poems; Health and Society Theory Club, Flinders University, June, 2008.

Art and Anatomy. Keynote address, featuring 6 poems, at Prime Conference for General Practitioners, Barossa Valley, May, 2008.

This is How Your Brain Works! Invited address, Goolwa Rotary Club, May, 2008.

Transient. Opening of exhibition by Hans Arkeveld at Flinders University City Gallery, March, 2008.

Body, brain and the new science of communication: turns of phrase, figures of speech. Australian Book Review / Flinders University 2007 Annual Public Lecture. Grainger Studios, Adelaide.

With Body in Mind. Featuring specially composed electronic music, and linked poem sequences. Arts in Health / Science Outside the Square / South Australian Living Artists event, Flinders Medical Centre, (2007).

Science and Art. Graduation Address, Adelaide Central School of Art, 2007.

How does your Brain do Music? Featuring specially composed electronic music. Public lecture for Flinders University 40th Anniversary Celebration, 2006.

Neuroscience and Dance. Featuring electronic music. Science Outside the Square at Governor Hindmarsh Hotel with choreographer Leigh Warren and neuroscientist Marcello Costa, 2006.

Phantasmagoria & Special Effects. Seminar and panel discussion for Eyes, Lies & Illusions exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne. With Teresa Crea and Marcello Costa, 2006.

The Neuroscience of Wisdom. Launch of ArtLink Magazine Special Edition on Elders in Art, Carclew Arts Centre, Adelaide, 2006.

Brain, Body and Well Being. With Eugene Nalivaiko, Simon Brookes and Marcello Costa. Grainger Studios, Adelaide, sponsored by South Australian Neuroscience Institute, 2006.

The Brain and Art. Featuring specially composed electronic music, Science Outside the Square, Governor Hindmarsh Hotel with Teresa Crea and Marcello Costa (2005).

John Blandford Oration on Art and Medicine. Featuring specially composed electronic music, Flinders Medical Centre, 2005.

Electronic Music and Neuropeptides (2004): cotransmission  and insani; Worldsend Hotel, sponsored by South Australian Neuroscience Institute.