Creativity / Design
MKW - How Can We Make Melbourne Better?
The newly opened Science Gallery Melbourne is a living lab for exhibitions and ideas, inspiring the curious young minds of our city through a collision of art and science. In this special workshop session, young people are invited to see how Science Gallery engages with youth, community groups, and experts to develop their exhibition themes, artworks, and public programs.
Drawing on case studies from the Science Gallery global network, participants will explore the co-creation process to workshop future Science Gallery programs focused on improving our city. This fun, interactive session has been developed with the Science Gallery’s mediator team members and SciCurious, an advisory board of young people. While all are welcome, it is suited to people who are interested in working collaboratively and experiencing a method Science Gallery uses within its work. Recommended for ages 15 years and up.
- Tilly Boleyn is the Head of Curatorial at Science Gallery Melbourne. Basically, she’s a massive nerd, curious about the world and everything in it. Her background is in museums, galleries, education, festivals, broadcasting and research. Originally a microbiologist, Tilly ran from the lab to the ABC, where she discovered a talent for science gossip – talking about other people’s science rather than doing her own. She has curated exhibitions on health, medicine, experimentation, the voice, engineering, sustainability and mental health. Tilly is delighted by blurring the boundaries between science, art, design, technology, maths, engineering, large-scale-batteries-powered-by-human-urine and doing things she’s told aren’t allowed.
- Ebony Ciarrocchi is a full-time PhD student and part-time show pony. She spends a large proportion of her daylight hours researching marsupial reproduction at The University of Melbourne, but when the sun is down, you can find her deeply immersed in the queer performance world; dancing with the Real Hot Bitches 80s dance troupe, teaching dance classes or on stage as her drag king alter ego, Basil Bush. Ebony has been working with Science Gallery for just under a year, initially as part of the SciCurious advisory group and now also as a Teaching Fellow in the Academic Engagement team.
- Claire Farrugia is the Education and Outreach Manager at Science Gallery Melbourne working to provide opportunities for young people to think creatively about science, technology, engineering and maths.
After completing her honours in genetics, Claire stepped out of the lab and hasn’t looked back. Claire has worked in education and outreach at the Australian Museum, Questacon, RMIT University, and is particularly passionate about increasing participation and engagement in underrepresented groups in STEM. Claire is on the National Science Week Victorian organising committee, is science film producer and you can catch her each week talking science on community radio station 3CR.
- Jett Janetzki is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne studying inorganic chemistry. His research is focused on the design, preparation and analysis of the properties of metal-based inorganic molecular materials. He hopes that these materials could form the base of the next generation of high-performing electronics. Alongside his scientific experience, Jett has also worked in tertiary education and science communication. He is currently a mediator at Science Gallery Melbourne and an academic engagement teaching fellow in Museums and Collections at the University of Melbourne. Through these avenues, he hopes to engage students and the public in discussions regarding the collision of art and science and inspiring a collaborative approach to solving the world’s most pressing issues.