Femel Fissions, 2016

Helen Pynor Liquid Ground 1 2010 C-type photographic print face-mounted on glass 160 x 110 cm / 100 x 68 cm Edition of 5 + 1AP / Edition of 5 + 1AP Image courtesy the artist, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, and GV Art gallery, London

Femel_Fissions traces the historical influence of women on scientific discovery and research through newly commissioned works from leading Australian and international artists.

Featuring seven contemporary female art/science practitioners, Femel_Fissions will showcase works that have been created in response to ground-breaking discoveries by female scientists from the last three centuries, exploring the fields of neurology, biology, cytogenetics, psychology, primatology, and anatomy.

Breaking down the boundaries and drawing commonalities between art and science, Femel_Fissions shows that both the artist's studio and the scientist's laboratory are sites for unrestricted inquiry and experimentation in this unique exhibition.


This exhibition was supported by CONFLUENCE: Femel_Fissions Symposium - a one-day symposium that will present and discuss the dynamic ideas, hybrid outcomes, and innovation that occur when art and science collide in practice.


Curatorial Team:

Trish Adams, Rachel Parsons and Lubi Thomas


Artists: Trish Adams, Tarsh Bates, Gina Czarnecki, Svenja Kratz, Rachel Mayeri, Helen Pynor, Jillian Scott.  


Femel_Fissions has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.


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