Issue 16
Monday, 12 September 2016
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Installation made for the conference by CDU visual arts students, from left: Ben Steane and Taylor Marschke
Installation made for the conference by CDU visual arts students, from left: Ben Steane and Taylor Marschke

Conference showcases eye-opening ideas

By Katie Weiss

Semi-living pig wings and chemical alphabets were among intriguing topics discussed during Charles Darwin University’s first major visual research conference in Darwin.

More than 30 artists, scientists and other academics from CDU and across Australia showcased innovative research projects during the recent “Visualising Top End Research” conference.

Visual arts lecturer Dr Aaron Burton said the beauty of crocodile leather, organic solar cell design, and the true colour of the NT landscape were among issues discussed at the conference.

“Creativity has come to the forefront of scientific investigation over the past few decades,” Dr Burton said.

The event included exhibitions by CDU visual arts students, film screenings, and a video installation by artist Judy Watson.