2017–2018 Artist in Residence Science residency

Dr Jen Seevinck - Ruby Corrents

Dr Jen Seevinck - Ruby Corrents

The 2017–2018 Artist in Residence Science program was a 6.5 month voluntary residency based at the Ecosciences Precinct and Queensland Government Hydraulics Laboratory.

The selected artists were: Ms Tessie Liddell; Ms Nadine Schmoll; Ms Alinta Krauth; Dr Jen Seevinck; and The Bloom Collective comprised of Dr Renata Buziak; Ms Vicki Kelleher; Ms Jan Baker-Finch; Dr Vanessa Tomlinson; and Dr Erik Griswold.

This image is part of the interactive data visualisation artwork created by Dr Jen Seevinck who collaborated with scientists John Ryan and Paul Boswood from the Coastal Impacts Unit at the Queensland Government Hydraulics Laboratory. Wave and tidal data is collected using fixed stations and sea buoys such as the Brisbane buoy at Point Lookout, Stradbroke Island. Jen created a 3D computer wave model based on wave period, amplitude and direction of the near-live data feed from the Brisbane buoy. This simulation drives the imagery projected on the sand. Fine beach sand from Stradbroke Island can be touched to reveal the imagery that this model generates and to experience the current Brisbane wave conditions. 

Tessie Liddell’s residency ran from January 2018 to March 2019 and was a collaboration with Grant Stone from the Grazing Land Systems group and Fiona McCartney from the Social Sciences team. A 2D narrative-based digital animator, Tessie worked with Grant, Fiona and others to develop the characters, a script and a storyboard to create a video titled Understanding percentiles in climate data, which explains the concept of rainfall percentiles which help graziers make stocking level decisions.

The residency culminated in the presentation of completed artworks or performances at the 2018 Art meets Science Exhibition at the Ecosciences Precinct.