Neon Nature: Divide and Multiply

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Neon Nature: Divide and Multiply
Photograph: Jon Augier

Head to Scienceworks these school holidays for a fun and immersive art-science installation

Located within an immersive pop-up dome on Scienceworks’ grounds, Neon Nature: Divide and Multiply is an interactive installation where youngsters will discover the wonder of science and nature.

Visitors will be able to collaboratively grow a neon canopy that evolves every day and draws inspiration from nature’s rules and patterns. Using neon straws and a simple joining technique, all ages will be able to join in and experiment with branching or forking shapes found in plants, trees and elsewhere in nature. The hanging eco-system will then evolve depending on the contribution made by participants.

Part laboratory, part art studio and part experiment, Neon Nature: Divide and Multiply will run from Saturday April 1 to Monday April 17. It was developed in collaboration with artists Ben Landau, Briony Barr and Lucile Sciallano and based on the ‘Grow Lab’ concept originally seeded by the City of Melbourne through ArtPlay’s New Ideas Lab.

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