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City of Ballarat Community Magazine June 2011
Science Week – Collision
This year's National Science Week events in Ballarat will use the world of
art, colour and painting to help people explore chemistry. All the events have
been built around the theme 'Collisions on Canvas - Art and Chemistry'.
Developed as a collaboration between the Art Galler y of Ballarat and the
University of Ballarat, this year’s National Science Week Ballarat events
will bring together art and science in novel and exciting ways. A series of
events throughout the week will use art to expose the science behind paper
manufacturing and the chemistry of colour, pigments and paint.
Highlights of the week will include a presentation by a professional art
conser vator on how to conser ve artworks, guided tours of the Haymes
Paint Factor y and Imer ys Kaolin Mine and Processing Plant and a series
of twilight talks and interactive workshops.
The Art Gallery of Ballarat will host most events including a series of twilight
talks on topics such as The Art and Science of Conservation; Paper and
Pigments - science in business and art; and Colour Chemistry in Art and
Brewing. Interactive workshops include The Carrot and the Chemist - making
food-based pigments; and Paint, Ink and Paper - minerals in art.
These events will give Ballarat people an opportunity to participate in
National Science Week, which will be held around Australia between 13 - 21
August to engage and inspire people of all ages with science, engineering
and technology. The University of Ballarat and the Art Galler y of Ballarat are
proud to bring these events to the community in celebration of our local
scientists and artists.
For more information about Collisions on Canvas, please go to
For more information about National Science Week, please refer to
For more information about science at The University of Ballarat, see
Let it all hang out
What do the 1970s mean to you? An illicit Marlboro down the back of the
bus? Going on an anti Vietnam War demo? Bell bottom jeans and romper
stompers? Maintaining your rage in ‘75? Your first Skyhooks concert?
Art was big in the 70s. It was an era of enormous social and political change
and the visual artists were key to the expression of the spirit of the times.
As the world woke up from the complacent conser vatism of the post-war
era, personal became political and everything was scrutinised for its political
stance and implications.
Art that wasn’t overtly political was often dismissed as naively
Artists were also taking stock of what art meant, what it stood for, even
what it was. A move to figurative art allowed artists to express opinions on
big issues, as well as sex, drugs and rock’n’roll.
'Let it all hang out' brings together a diverse collection of works that are
humorous, confronting, unusual, and of course political.
Held at the Galler y of Ballarat from Saturday 18 June to Sunday 7 August
2011, the exhibition investigates and celebrates Australian art during this
time of change in Australia and the rest of the world.
'Let it all hang out' brings together a diverse collection of works in different
media, such as Lorraine Jenyns ceramics, Robert Rooney photographs,
sculpture by Aleks Danko and paintings by Frank Littler, Brett Whiteley and
For more information on 'Let it all hang out' visit
Below: An activity during the Gallery’s successful 2010 National Science Week program
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