Posted August 08, 2018 16:09:59 A selection of art and science related exhibits will open to the general public on Saturday, August 11 at the Queensland Science Gallery in Londonderry.
Art and science exhibits include:A series of posters featuring the Queenslanders who have made the greatest contribution to science and the environment.
The state’s first-ever ‘Big Picture’ painting from a scientist is also on display.
This was made by Queensland State Museum science curator Dr Alan Prentice, who said the painting was inspired by the work of Australian scientist and naturalist Arthur Machen.
Dr Prentice said the paintings work was to highlight the importance of the Queensland State Science Gallery to the local community.
“There’s been a lot of attention and effort to make sure that the public has access to these exhibitions, which really is a great tribute to the Queensland and Queenslanders,” he said.
“It’s just really lovely to have these exhibitions on display in a museum setting and really to showcase the achievements and contribution that our community has made in science.”
The exhibition also includes a photograph by the Queensland Institute of Science and Technology (QIST) scientist, Dr John Hughes.
He was the first scientist to walk on the moon, but his photograph has been the subject of controversy since it was used to support a controversial campaign against a bill that would have banned public photography.
“We think this piece is really important for us to celebrate and showcase our achievements in science and in science education, particularly to the young people in our community,” Dr Prentice added.
“If you’re a science teacher and you see these photographs of people who are very bright, very talented, we think it’s important to get people involved and engage in the debate about what the future holds for our community.”
“These are young people who will have a big role to play in the future of science, and it’s a big honour to be able to showcase our work here in Queensland.”
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