Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Music, Adventure and Art from Antarctica

With National Science Week 2012 just around the corner, 11-19 August, and the Australian Antarctic Division celebrating a centenary of Antarctic expeditions there is no shortage of polar inspired events to enjoy!

Dots on the Rox

Title: Dots on the Rox
Date: Saturday, 11 August 2012, 7:30PM
Venue: Conservatorium Recital Hall, 5 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart

Scientists from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and musicians from the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music have collaborated to create a unique musical experience inspired by the tracking of southern elephant seals. Free Entry

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Cas and Jonsey 'Extreme South' Australian Tour

Title: Cas and Jonesy 'Extreme South' Australian Tour:
Date and Venue: Various around Australia ***Canberra, Wednesday, August 8th***
Tickets: General Admission $29.70 (+$0.30 booking fee)
Student Concession $19.70 (+$0.30 booking fee)

On Australia Day 2012, 'Cas' and 'Jonesy' became the first and youngest pair of adventurers to trek unsupported from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. Come join them for a night of adventure as they recount their history-making journey.

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Art installation - Mirage Project by David Burrows

Title: Mirage Project [iceberg] (David Burrows, 2011 Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellow, Visual Artist)
Date: 3 August - 22 September 2012
Venue: Federation Square, Corner Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria

David Burrows spent seven weeks capturing the beauty of Antarctica's icebergs in 3D using a stereoscopic camera system. The installation uses strategically positioned binocular shaped viewers to recreate the actual scale of icebergs. Free of charge

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