Tracing Turbulence: A Drawing Workshop
with Scale Free Network.

16 April 2019 - Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell Victoria

Join Scale Free Network & physicist Dr Andrew Melatos for a discussion about the scientific and creative ideas which inspired their Experimenta Make Sense artwork, A Hierarchy of Eddies.

Tracing Turbulence is an art-science workshop that brings together deep observation, drawing and turbulent patterns.

Inspired by the patterns of movement within Scale Free Network’s sculptural-kinetic work ‘A Hierarchy of Eddies’, participants will observe and respond to what they see through a series of simple drawing exercises (no prior drawing experience necessary). As a group, participants will create a collaborative artwork, as well as make individual drawings.

For curious minds of all ages, this workshop will explore the story behind the eddies, swirls and whorls, experienced in this artwork and delve into the complexity and poetry of vorticity.

A Hierarchy of Eddies is presented as part of Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art. 6 April – 30 June 2019, Latrobe Regional Gallery (Morwell, VIC) Click here for more details.

Please note: this artwork contains strobe lighting.


Tuesday 16 April 2019, 1pm-2:30pm


Latrobe Regional Gallery, 138 Commercial Rd, Morwell VIC 3840




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About the Artists

Scale Free Network is a Melbourne-based, art-science collaborative founded by conceptual artist Briony Barr and microbial ecologist Dr Gregory Crocetti. Since 2007, SFN have developed their interdisciplinary methodology through workshops, participatory installations, exhibitions and publishing projects, created in collaboration with artists, scientists, writers and educators. SFN projects aim to visualise and imaginatively engage with the invisible majority (microbial communities, physical systems and forces beyond human perception), to question the human-scale lens through which we relate to the world.

SFN have presented their work in a diverse range of contexts nationally and internationally, including art galleries, museums, science institutions, festivals, conferences and schools. The list includes the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute; the National Gallery of Victoria; the Royal Institution of Australia; Gertrude Contemporary; A Centre for Everything; ArtPlay; Counihan Gallery; Ipswich Art Gallery; World Science Festival, Brisbane; OtherFilm Festival; the Environmental Health Clinic; and the International Symbiosis Society Congress.

Hero image credit: Scale Free Network, A Hierarchy of Eddies (2017). Photo by Zaylee Saint James Turner.