The science of…art (Canberra)

The science of…art

Can you picture Einstein’s theories illustrated in clockwork? Or the delicate lacework of a crane fly’s wings captured in ink? Come and explore the nexus of science and art with two leading Canberra-based scientific artists (or artistic scientists?) at this event run by the Australian Science Communicators (ASC) in Canberra. This is part of the Canberra ASC group’s ongoing ‘the science of…’ series.

Join Tim Wetherell, a sculptor and science writer, and Jessica Miller, a visual artist and scientific illustrator, for a colourful and close-up exploration of the links between science and art.

We’ll also be launching the year’s program of events, so come and find out what other exciting things we have planned for the year.

Where: CSIRO Discovery, Clunies Ross St, Acton. When: Monday 10 May from 6pm Cost: $5 for ASC members, $10 non-members Special offer! If ASC members bring a friend, the member gets free entry and the friend gets in at the member’s price! RSVP: Free wine, beer and tasty refreshments provided.

About the presenters

Tim Wetherell was born near Bradford, Northern England, in 1962 and having completed school went on to gain a PhD in physics at The University of St Andrews. In 1990 he emigrated to Australia and undertook a Graduate Diploma in Sculpture at The Australian National University. Tim now works as both a professional sculptor in Canberra and as a science writer at ANU. See some of his work at

Jessica Miller is a visual artist and scientific illustrator. She completed a bachelor degree at Newcastle University (Natural History Illustration) and now lives in Canberra. She works full time at the Australian National Botanic Gardens and is currently managing a project to supply weed images to a Government website. She also studies Natural Resource Management at ANU. Jessica has recently worked on botanical illustrations for CSIRO magazines and the Flora of Australia, and is really interested in the debates around the validity of art used for science. See some of her work at

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