Eramboo Artist Environment invites you to attend a science meets art talk by artist Mika Utzon Popov and scientist Suzanne Shibeci collaborating
Collaborating artists and scientists involved with the innovative Ku-ring-gai pH: art + science project talk together in depth about the way Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park has informed and inspired their ideas about art and science as interrelated elds, and the scientific and creative concepts they are exploring for the exhibition at Manly Art Gallery & Museum in December 2016.
The Australian flora has adapted its life-cycle to the powerful presence of fire. Banksia presents us with an example of the visual and symbolic journey of this relationship: these species not only survive, but are often dependent on the process.
We will focus on the symbolism of destruction, rebirth and longevity. While fire is frightening and destructive, we wish to foster the understanding of its necessity in the survival of the landscape.
Mika was born in Denmark in 1971 and has lived most of his adult life between Denmark, Mallorca and Sydney. He graduated from the National Art School in 1996, with solo exhibitions in Denmark, Spain, Scotland, England and Australia. Mika continues to work with nature as his source of inspiration and guidance.
Suzanne is currently a Lecturer at UNSW, teaching various courses in Science. Her research interests include looking at natural recruitment in Banksia, including pollination, seed set and seedling establishment in natural populations in the Sydney area.