In celebration of National Science Week 2023, Monash Sensory Science, in partnership with Statewide Vision Resource Centre, Victoria’s peak education body supporting blind, low vision and diverse needs students, teachers and families – is hosting a free afternoon exhibition and workshop focused on biomedicine and immunity for all Statewide Vision Resource Centre students, teachers, families and friends.
From handcrafted immune sculptures made of clay, food and paper to interactive multisensory science books to immersive audio works exploring autoimmune processes, cells and protein structures and interactions, audiences will learn about the immune system, autoimmunity, cancer and the gut biota, in an event designed specifically for people with sensory needs.
The exhibition also contains a multisensory science art-making workshop, where participants will work with exhibition artist Dr Erica Tandori exploring human immune cells. All art making materials are provided by the event organisers and artwork created in the workshop will form the basis of further exhibitions and new interactive science books.
This event is free and open to all.
Booking in advance is essential as workshop places are limited.
REGISTER here via eventbrite.
Exhibition program includes:
- A special opening video presentation by Australian Paralympic runner Jaryd Clifford
- Immunology inspired music and data sonification by Swinburne University IxD lab
- Visiting scientists from Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute
- Interactive workshop sessions
- Complimentary afternoon tea is also provided.
The event is being held at the Statewide Vision Resource Centre (SVRC), 370 Springvale Rd, Donvale VIC, 3111.
SVRC is located within the grounds of Heatherwood School but because the school is undergoing building works, all parking is in the lower carpark of the Manningham Doncaster Sports Centre next door at 360 Springvale Road, Donvale.
You are welcome to bring your guide dog with you.
A carer, family member or friend is welcome to attend with you, however they will also need to complete a registration form to ensure we can optimise your experience.