Public Programs

CONFLUENCE: Femel_Fissions Symposium

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where The Glasshouse

when Tuesday 19 July

time 11am – 4:30pm

tickets Free | Registrations essential


In conjunction with the exhibition Femel_Fissions, CONFLUENCE will provide a platform to discuss political and social themes of creative practice at the intersection of art, science and technology.

The one-day symposium will present and discuss the dynamic ideas, hybrid outcomes and technological innovation that occur when art and science collide within practice. CONFLUENCE will also examine the representation of women working in art and science, and the challenges and experiences of women at the forefront of these fields.

CONFLUENCE will include a keynote address and two panel sessions from prominent practitioners in art and science, followed by the opening of Femel_Fissions at 5pm.


11.00am – 11.30amArrival and welcome: Rachael Parsons

11.30am – 12.30pmKeynote speech: Jill Scott

12.30pm – 1.30pmLunch break

1.30pm – 2.30pm Panel 1: "Are women more able to forge and communicate a productive relationship between the arts and sciences? If so, why?"
Chair: Courtney Pedersen
Panel: Vanessa Lussini, Vicki Sowry, Tarsh Bates, Leeanne Bond, Helen Pynor

2.30pm – 2.45pmBreak

2.45pm – 3.45pm Panel 2: "How does technical innovation relate to artistic innovation? Where do the fields meet, merge or do they simply co-exist?"
Chair: Kim Machen
Panel: Svenja Kratz, Trish Adams, Luke Jaaniste, Lauren McCarthy, Christy Dena

3.45pm – 4.30pmFemel_Fissions floor talk and tour

4.30pm – 5:00pmPlease join us for drinks and networking before the opening of Femel_Fissions

5.00pm – 7.00pmFemel_Fissions Opening Event

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

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