The Art of Freshwater Science


The 'Living Data Lens' will present art by scientists from the University of Technology Sydney, and by animators from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, facilitated by artists Lisa Roberts (UTS) and Paul Fletcher (VCA). Together the work will combine scientific data and expressions of sensory connection to fresh water ecosystems.

Inspiration for this work comes from conversations with UTS fresh water ecologists James Hitchcock click here and Angus Rawle click here.

The Living Data Lens was developed by William Gladstone, UTS scientist and Head of the School of Life Sciences, and Lisa Roberts, UTS Visiting Fellow, Science, and Living Data program leader: 


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Caption: Living Data Lens by William Gladstone and Lisa Roberts


ASL is proud to present works from local artist, Andrew Belletty click here. Andrew is an Indian born artist who has been an influential voice in cinematic sound design since 1995, and now works at the intersection of situated listening and vibrotactile sound to explore health and ecological outcomes for people and country. 

River Journey is a series of interactive audio-visual installations which were commissioned for the Galleries UNSW: Troubled Waters exhibition, 2016. The works are a series of vibrotactile and audiovisual installations based on Prof Richard Kingsford’s (Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW) archival data taken from Australia’s river systems. The works use tactile vibrations of both salt and water to build an emotionally engaging experience of a dying and living river:




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