The INSIGHT OUT exhibition will be held from 8 Mar to 7 May 2021 free of charge at the University's public art space, Fenner Courtyard, Cultural Centre, Level 1, Building 153, Exhibition Avenue, Acton. Highly innovative and visually stimulating, it showcases interdisciplinary collaborations across the Australian National University (ANU). An experiment with the communication of ideas via the medium of art, it also brings to light the benefits of teamwork across diverse fields of study. INSIGHT OUT is presented by Kambri at ANU and is in partnership with ANU Learning Communities and aMBUSH Gallery.
OPENING NIGHTis on Thursday 11 March 2021 from 6-8pm at the Fenner Courtyard, Kambri ANU. Complimentary drinks from Capital Brewing and Lerida Estate will be available, along with music from a Vessel Collective DJ. To attend the opening, pre-register here.
ANU's globally renowned academic research and the creativity of students from the School of Art and Design were combined, pairing 24 visual arts students with an academic undertaking research at one of the University's seven academic colleges. Each pair met and exchanged information and ideas on how best to present the most vital elements to the general public. Traversing a range of disciplines including painting, illustration, photography and digital art, the artists were given stylistic freedom to represent the research visually.
A broad range of topics are covered including memory and truth, heritage rock art, the mechanics of the human knee, blockchain, stillbirth, solar cells, global health and infectious diseases, and artificial intelligence, to name a few. These 24 original pieces will be presented on six large-scale display cubes along University Avenue, providing an inviting gateway into the heart of Kambri that celebrates the University's world-class research and teaching. It also means it's available to the public 24/7. Decals placed on the ground in front of each artwork will summarise statements from both the artist and the academic which will give viewers a greater understanding of how the artistic interpretation came about and the academic study behind it.