To help paint the picture of what Artsweek 2019 will look like, we have highlighted four science categories that will be showcased during Artsweek.
1. Ocean Science Art: The ocean is a magical place for both scientists and artists, so it’s no wonder that it will be showcased during Artsweek this year. Ocean science includes anything from biology, marine animal ecology, oceanography, fluid dynamics, water chemistry, and so much more. An example of ocean science art is Natalie Rutkowka's mermaid mural which shows our connection to coral reefs in hopes to create an emotional response to save them!
2. Astronomy art: When you look up in the night sky do you think about the beauty of the stars or are you intrigued by what they are made of? Either question that comes to your mind is a question we’d like to explore in Artsweek. Astronomy includes the study of stars, planets, the solar system, and all things outer space, but it also includes things like the origin of life, the air we breathe, and the particles that make up matter! There’s so much that can be included in astronomy that it literally does not fit in this planet! Galaxy print has been an art trend that relates to this category, with Hana Kanee's version of it in digital art.
3. Anatomy art: The human anatomy has been a reference for both scientists and artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Charles Darwin. Anatomy includes human body systems like the circulatory system, the nervous system, the skeletal system, etc. Anatomy also includes the body structure of animals and the evolution of body parts and functions. A classic example of anatomy art is Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man and a more whimsical example is Lauren Squires’ “Almost Anatomical” collections.
4. Technology art: Last but certainly not least, we give you technology art. Technology has been one of the keys to progressing out society and it has allowed for so many art and science discoveries. Technology includes anything from computer science, design, engineering, architecture, and medicine. There have been countless ways that technology has influenced art such as 3D printing, screen printing, virtual reality, and digital art. Examples of art that speak on technology come from our very own UNSW students like Shamanthi Rajasingham who shows us the distraction caused by our Iphones and Create Project Illuminate, a student-run group who created the Celestial Pancake for Vivid 2019.