Quantum Words Perth - Why Humans Make Art

Quantum Words Perth - Why Humans Make Art

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State Library of Western Australia

25 Francis Street

Perth, WA 6000


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'Why Humans Make Art' is part of Quantum Words Perth - a writers festival dedicated to science, creativity and wonder.

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Quantum Words Perth returns in 2022 with writers, scientists and creatives from across various fields. Join us as more than 40 speakers come together from across Australia for two days of extraordinary conversations about the ways in which we come to understand ourselves, our world, and the expansive universe we live within.


Every human society makes pictures, sings songs and tells stories, but why do we do it? Is there an evolutionary imperative to make art? Noongar musicologist Clint Bracknell, evolutionary biologist Rob Brooks and poet Annamaria Weldon talk with festival director Jane McCredie about the meanings and uses of art and what scientists and artists can learn from each other.

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