A Deakin University multi-campus exhibition is set to puzzle patrons when it combines art with scientific enquiry in Geelong next month.
The show, Art and Performance by Research, will feature at Geelong’s Waterfront Campus for one-day only after opening in Burwood on Wednesday, Deakin announced.
And what a show it promises to be!
“It features the interdisciplinary practices of our leading artists and thinkers who are expanding knowledge in new ways and conflating the traditional boundaries between art and science, improvisation and planning, museum practices and personal remembering, performance, public interventions and installation,” said curator James Lynch.
Sounds, err, interesting.
Anyone interested in conflating their traditional boundaries can experience Art and Performance by Research from 9am to 3pm during Deakin’s Waterfront open day on 20 August.
Meanwhile, a somewhat more-grounded event – although with a significant aerial aspect – sounds like presenting an intriguing historical account at Geelong’s National Wool Museum this weekend.
Aviation buff Kevin O’Reilly will tell the story of Charles Pratt, who flew a plane to Geelong in 1920 to set up a flying business on Belmont Common.
Pratt and his brothers, regarded as aviation pioneers, built, fixed and flew planes at the common until World War II.
Interestingly in this age of drone photography, Charles Pratt was also a pioneer of aerial photography, taking numerous snaps of the region before it was trendy to do so from the safety of a control box somewhere on the ground.
Kevin will present the story of the flying Pratt brothers in the museum’s auction room from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday.
For gold-coin admission, it’s cheaper than a Tiger Air flight – but dependable as well!