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The Voyage of the Investigator

In early 2016, the research vessel Investigator sailed into some of the world’s most remote and uncharted regions to investigate the role of iron in the food web and in generating the oxygen we breathe.

Joining the voyage were a photographer, a petrologist, a science photographer, a visual artist and a choreographer. With Heard and McDonald Islands in the Southern Ocean as their backdrop, they produced works exploring image and movement as modes of information gathering, documentation, sharing knowledge and communication.

Taken from multiple perspectives – science, art and the media – this exhibition reflects a shared experience of sea, sky, land, ice, vessel, body and space.

 

Curator: Joanna Gair
Artists: Richard Arculus, Pete Harmsen, Annalise Rees, Charles Tambiah and James Batchelor

 

Presented by the University of Tasmania

Supported by IMAS and CSIRO

 

Image: James Batchelor improvising on deck, RV Investigator, January 2016. Courtesy of Charles Tambiah.

 

 

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EXHIBITION DETAILS

Fri 17 March – Mon 17 April, Open daily, 9am – 5pm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Opening Address
Professor Mike Coffin, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS),
University of Tasmania
Fri 17 March, 5pm

DATES

Burnie

Makers’ Space

Fri 17 Mar 2017, until Mon 17 Apr 2017,

In early 2016, the research vessel Investigator sailed into some of the world’s most remote and uncharted regions to investigate the role of iron in the food web and in generating the oxygen we breathe.

Joining the voyage were a photographer, a petrologist, a science photographer, a visual artist and a choreographer. With Heard and McDonald Islands in the Southern Ocean as their backdrop, they produced works exploring image and movement as modes of information gathering, documentation, sharing knowledge and communication.

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Curator: Joanna Gair
Artists: Richard Arculus, Pete Harmsen, Annalise Rees, Charles Tambiah and James Batchelor

 

Presented by the University of Tasmania

Supported by IMAS and CSIRO

 

Image: James Batchelor improvising on deck, RV Investigator, January 2016. Courtesy of Charles Tambiah.

 

 

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