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Join us at RMIT Gallery to hear Phred Petersen and Dr John Long, speak about using photography in their work.
Join us at RMIT Gallery to hear Phred Petersen – winner of the 2008 New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography, and Dr John Long, Head of Sciences, Museum of Victoria, speak about using photography in their work.
What is the link between art, science, creativity and communication? Come along and hear about how science photography can bring us a slice of the world that we normally don’t see - photographs that capture slices of life too small, fast or out of our everyday range of experiences.
Phred Petersen and Dr John Long will share their insights on Monday August 17 from 1 – 2 pm at RMIT Gallery.
Did you know that RMIT University is the only place that offers science photography in the southern hemisphere? RMIT Senior Lecturer Phred Petersen will talk about using high speed photography as a tool to understand things that go too quickly for us to see.
This is a talk combining art and science that is not to be missed. Please circulate this invitation to colleagues and students who may be interested.
Dr John Long has been Head of Sciences at Museums Victoria for the past 5 years. In mid September we will lose him to America, when he takes up the position of Vice President of Research and Collections at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
This is your chance to hear him speak before he leaves the country – and he has a truly fascinating perspective as a scientist whose work has involved a lifetime of creating art and photography as part of his research and popularisation of science. In 2008 he won the Australasian Science Prize for his discovery of the world's oldest fossil vertebrate embryos.
Getting thereVenue:RMIT Gallery,Building 16, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne
RMIT Gallery is located near the intersection with La Trobe Streets. Diagonally opposite Melbourne Central Station.