Thank you to Kate Cranney for providing this overview and organising for ArteFact members to contribute artwork at ESA 2015. Kate put forward the proposal to the ESA Conference organisers and collated the artworks for each symposia
Art and science, together in Adelaide!
Seven ArteFact members contributed their artworks to the Ecological Society of Australia conference held in November/December 2015. The images were included in the conference program, with each symposium paired with an ‘interconnected’ piece of artwork.
Thank you to Kaigai event’s Tricia Hopkins for her help in pulling this together. And a hearty thank you to the artists for providing such stunning works. A number of people commented on being surprised that the images were created by fellow scientists.
I think it would be great to build on this small pilot at next year’s ESA – perhaps having an art exhibition alongside the photographic competition? Who knows!
For those playing at home, here are the artists and corresponding artist. Click on each image for a link to a description…………
Artefact artwork for the 2015 Ecological Society of Australia (ESA) Conference
Symposium 1: Advances in the ecology and management of production landscapes
Artist: Ascelin Gordon
Symposium 2: Joining the dots – the role of sanctuaries in biodiversity conservation
Artist: Peter Forward
Symposium 3: Advances in urban ecology and research practice: solutions through communication, collaboration and coordination
Artists: Zoë Metherell and Tanja Straka
Symposium 4: Fire in Australia: how was the biota prepared for human occupation?
Artist: Elia Pirtle
Symposium 6: Linking data to wildlife management through complex ecological models
Artist: Martina Di Fonzo
Symposium 7: Pollination ecology down-under: what’s its future?
Artist: Luis Mata
Symposium 8: The contribution of private conservation organisations to advances in ecological understanding
Artist: Glen Norris
Symposium 9: Biological adaptation along environmental and bioclimatic gradients
Artist: Diego Pitta de Araujo
Symposium 10: Modern ecology; challenges and opportunities
Artist: Millie Formby
Symposium 11: Landscape-scale Restoration of a Ramsar Wetland
Artist: Kate Cranney
Symposium 12: Sustaining and Protecting Indigenous Ecological Knowledge
Artist: Gerry Turpin
Symposium 13: Fire Regime Management – Connecting Science & Practice
Artist: Kate Cranney