Wonderful news from Dr Erica Seccombe, resident artist in Applied Maths/CTLab/VizLab(NCI) and lecturer at the School of Art & Design. Erica has won the Open Session of the Australia’s most prestigious natural science art award, the biennial South Australian Museum Waterhouse Prize for her video, Metamorphosis. The judging panel unanimously agreed that Erica “…profoundly captured the spirit of the prize with a work that took as its foundation the ordinarily unseen intersection between science and art. Metamorphosis represents a deep collaboration between scientific and aesthetic enquiry, with the tools of one being instrumental to the realisation of the other. (www.waterhouse.samuseum.sa.gov.au)”. The exhibition will travel to Canberra later this year.
Happy Birthday and our best wishes to Professor Bob Crompton on turning 92 last Saturday.
This year, academics applying for Level A to B promotion will be part of a new School-based advocacy process in support of their applications. Details will be finalised shortly and will be published in the next Event Horizon.
This week’s pic was taken during last week’s VIP visit by two Labour members of Parliament, Ms Meryl Swanson, Member for Paterson, NSW (seen left) and Ms Madeleine King, Member for Brand, WA (seen right). Dr Mohsen Rahmani (NLPC, pictured centre) met the MPs at Science Meets Parliament earlier this year and invited them for a tour of our School. Our VC welcomed the MPs ahead of a very enjoyable 2 hour tour.
Last Friday, after 62 years of contribution to our School, Dr Lindsay Tassie was laid to rest at St Paul’s in Manuka. Professor Brian Robson delivered a fitting eulogy (see here) to a large congregation, incorporating family and friends, as well as bringing together colleagues from 4 Research Schools over 6 decades.
Have a splendid (short) week,