Science is shared, public knowledge we have about the world. Art comes from a personal, individual response to the world. But there are places where they can meet.
Seeing Stars is a new competition for artworks inspired by astronomy.
It’s a chance for you* to show what you think and feel about the Universe and what the world’s largest telescope — the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope — may reveal.
Why should you care? Well, Australia will be co-hosting the SKA, along with Southern Africa, and it will be one of the most exciting scientific projects of the twenty-first century.
The artwork has to be based on one of these five themes:
- the birth of stars and galaxies
- the mysteries of dark energy
- alien life
- the genius of Einstein
- giant magnetic fields in space.
Plenty of inspiration there!
Entries close 5 July 2013.
Kinds of works accepted, how to enter, terms and conditions, prizes — everything you need to know.
* You’ve got to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Sorry, everyone else!