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Exploring the Library Biome: An Art-Science Lab

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Melton Library and Learning Hub

31 McKenzie Street

Melton, VIC 3337

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In this creative workshop, young thinkers and artists will don white lab coats to explore the invisible layers of the library using hand-held microscopes, photography and drawing techniques. From printed pages to chairs, carpets and walls, to samples from the wider Melton environment (plants, fungi, soil, insects), what hidden details will be revealed? One thing’s for sure, they’ll never look at the library in the same way again!

This workshop explores Melton Library and Learning Hub as a multi-layered ecology, a ‘biome’ (habitat) composed of human-made objects and textures as well as natural forms and patterns. As well as creating individual drawings to take home, children will contribute to a large collaborative artwork that will evolve on the library wall, and become part of an exhibition.

This two-hour session will be led by Scale Free Network, an art-science collaborative co-founded by conceptual artist Briony Barr and microbial ecologist, Dr Gregory Crocetti. Since 2007, SFN has developed its interdisciplinary methodology through Microscope-Drawing workshops, participatory art-labs, exhibitions and storybooks, inspired by the microscopic world.

This workshop is suitable for supervised children aged 6-12 years. Bookings essential.

Younger siblings are welcome to join a colouring-in table during the workshop.

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Melton Library and Learning Hub

31 McKenzie Street

Melton, VIC 3337

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