Co-hosted by the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Federation University and the Australian Society for Parasitology.

Parasite Paradise at the Art Gallery of Ballarat

Join us to celebrate 2018 National Science Week in Ballarat this August. These Inspiring Australia events are supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week and co-hosted by the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Federation University and the Australian Society for Parasitology.

Where? Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, VIC, 3350

When? Saturday 11th – Sunday 19th August 2018

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Café Scientifique: The Art of Parasites – painting a new image

Art Gallery of Ballarat, 5-630pm Saturday 11 August.

Join us for the launch of the amazing artwork Gula Guri mayin “Heal the Body” by Bernard Lee Singleton and animation by Russell Milledge and Tai Inoue followed by a lively café scientifique discussion about art and science.

Please book online for this free event.

https://cafe-scientifique-the-art-of-parasites.eventbrite.com.au

Parasites on Parade Family Fundays at the Art Gallery of Ballarat with lots of hands-on science activities for everyone! Explore the science of parasites through art in the Parasite Parade, make your own parasite mask, see “Me as a flea” or face paint a parasite. Experience Parasites – up close and personal through virtual reality and join one of our fun workshops to experience life as a parasitologist: Scoop the Poop class; Nelly and Ned the nematodes story writing; or join the Parasite Lab where you will have close encounters with parasites. For our young parasitologists join in on the “creepy crawlies and parasites” book reading and sing song.

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Parasites on Parade Family Fundays will happen on Saturday 11 August, Sunday 12 August, Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August. Please book online to attend any of the free workshops: Scoop the Poop; Nelly and Ned the nematodes; “Science-Art Movie Making” Workshop and Suckers, crawlers and sliders!

“Science-Art Movie Making” Workshop

For young filmmakers and families to create a set, write a script and film a short movie about any science topic they like. Bring your imagination!

Workshops at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Saturday 11 August, Sunday 12 August, Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August, 1115am-100pm

Please book online for these free workshops.

https://science-art-movie-making.eventbrite.com.au

Café Scientifique: Pets, pots, pints and Parasites

The Art Gallery of Ballarat, 500-630pm Saturday 18 August.

Join us for an entertaining evening of discussion and debate as Federation University researchers delve into the science of all things parasitic!

Please book online for this free event.

https://pets-pots-pints-parasites-cafe-scientifique.eventbrite.com.au

Parasite Art

Art Gallery of Ballarat, Saturday 11 – Sunday 19 August 2018, 1000am-5pm daily

View the beautiful artwork Gula Guri mayin “Heal the Body” by Bernard Lee Singleton and animation by Russell Milledge. With funding from Inspiring Australia, the Australian Society for Parasitology has entered into a unique partnership with a group of artists in Far North Queensland. The project, which centres around Bernard Lee Singleton’s magnificent painting, Gula Guri mayin explores themes of parasites and health. www.parasite.org.au/outreach/gula-guri-mayin/

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Parasites on Parade Art and Education Program for National Science Week (image old favourite 1)

Monday 13 to Friday 17 August, 9.30am to 11.30am and 12.30 to 2.30pm

Explore the science of parasites through art with a range of activities including making your own parasite mask, “See Me as a Flea” or paint your face as a parasite. Experience parasites up close and personal through VR (Virtual Reality) and join one of our fun workshops to experience life as a parasitologist.

Workshops:

  • Scoop the Poop science class
  • Science–Art movie-making
  • Nelly and Ned the Nematodes
  • Suckers, crawlers and sliders story-writing and art

Cost: Member schools Free or Non-members $5.50 per student

Book for all programs online from www.artgalleryofballarat.com.au

These Inspiring Australia events are supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week and co-hosted by the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Federation University and the Australian Society for Parasitology. Follow us on Facebook, twitter or Instagram to keep up with the events and for more information see the ASP website www.parasite.org.au/outreach

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