13 contemporary artists working in print have been invited to create an artwork inspired by the poem ‘The Journey of Violets’ by Iranian poet Mohammad Reza Shafiei Kadkani.
Participating Artists: Judy Horacek, Jim Pavlidis, Elizabeth Barnett, Tony Ameneiro, Hyun Ju Kim, Damon Kowarsky, Angela Coombs Matthews, Kevin Foley, Kasia Fabijanska, Chris Ingham, Rachel Derum, Rachel Moodie, and Sai Wai Foo.
Opening Night Thursday 20 June 6 to 8pm | Music from 6pm | Guest speaker 7pm
John Gulzari will speak about his personal journey as an Afghani refugee, who at the age of 17, escaped the Taliban and started a new life in Australia.
Over the last few months Quantum Victoria, a STEM extension centre for primary and secondary students in Melbourne, commissioned Hyunju Kim and Damon Kowarsky to produce a series of 51 images depicting the Periodic Table through the lens of the birth of the universe, and celebrating the 150th anniversary of its discovery in 1869.
The images are online here, and will be launched at Quantum Victoria on 18 July.