Waitaki Arts Festival: A Marriage of Science & Art

21 Oct

Free community event / Ōamaru Library / 6pm

AN ARTIST WITH A VIVID IMAGINATION LOOKS THROUGH A SCIENTIST’S LENS AT THE EARTH.

He meets deep time and the wondrous complexity of evolution. And it all leads to penguins!

Marcus Richards is a paleontologist at the University of Otago with a passion for science communication. When he and artist Manu Berry met they realised that they shared a fascination for the history of life and a desire to share their awe with others. Marcus conveyed his passion for studying the evolutionary history of penguins, a story closely tied to New Zealand’s fossil record.

This is a story of fruitful collaboration, and how the whole benefits from its parts. By marrying art and science a broader significance can be reached. With a big-picture mindset the ramifications are profound. An example is raising awareness for the local crises of today, like the plight of the Hoiho, the world’s rarest penguin.

ŌAMARU LIBRARY
THAMES STREET, ŌAMARU

21
Oct

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