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  • Saturday 27 July, 2–3.30pm

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  • Conversation

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Exhibition Launch and Conversation – artist Kirsten Hudson with marine research scientists Fabio Boschetti and Matt Andreotta

Saturday, 27 July 2024, 2–3.30pm


Join us at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery to celebrate the launch of Kirsten Hudson’s exhibition Ode (An Acknowledgement of Sea Country). These new artworks have been commissioned to explore the complex ideas surrounding scientific and cultural connections to the ocean.

Kirsten Hudson will be in conversation with CSIRO Environment research scientists, mathematician Dr Fabio Boschetti and psychologist Dr Matt Andreotta who have collaborated in the development of this work, at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. Stay for refreshments. 

Kirsten Hudson is a transdisciplinary artist scholar living on Whadjuk Noongar boodjar, who creates film, performance, and object-based works that visually speculate upon, human, non-human, and more-than-human embodiment. Hudson also publishes on subjects such as: maternal loss; the ethics/aesthetics of performance; collaborative transdisciplinary pedagogy; bio-art and the materiality of “life”; as well as speculative fiction. She has a PhD in Fine Art and is a Screen Arts, Cultural Studies, & Photography lecturer at Curtin University, WA.

Dr Fabio Boschetti is an applied mathematician with multidisciplinary experience, including modelling of ecological and socio-economic processes. His work is currently applied to the management of natural resources and their interaction with human activities.

Dr Matthew Andreotta is a postdoctoral fellow at CSIRO Environment. He blends social and cognitive psychology with data science techniques to identify what people believe and why they believe it. He has applied his methods to pressing societal issues, such as marine resource management, climate change, the influence of misinformation, scientific communication, and detection of research with misconduct or integrity concerns.

The artwork commission has been sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Ode (An Acknowledgment of Sea Country) exhibition will be on 17 July - 14 August in Schenberg Study Centre at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.



Campus Partnership: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA, CSIRO Environment, School of Design, UWA


Image: Kirsten Hudson, Ode (An Acknowledgment of Sea Country): Work-in-progress cameraless film stills. Materials: DIY bio-plastic celluloid created from Whadjuk Sea County and macroalgae, DIY macroalgae and cephalopod inks, press seaweed sustainably foraged from Whadjuk Country shoreline, digitised using a DIY optical printer.