Perth Science Festival at PICA

Saturday 13 August

Perth Science Festival (13 – 14 August) launches National Science Week (13 – 21 August) in WA!


Special Weekend Workshops: “Rewired / Remixed”

Saturday 13 August, 12pm – 3pm

Join local artist Steven Aaron Hughes as he introduces you to the world of live action robotics! Rewired / Remixed is a multi-faceted robotic arm made by world-famous artist Stelarc. The artist will wear the robot arm in the gallery whilst people from all over the world use a special web-interface to remote control it, turning Stelarc human avatar. You will have the opportunity to control Stelarc’s arm yourself whilst learning the basics of robotic programming.

Science vs Art: A tour of Radical Ecologies

Saturday 13 August, 1.45pm – 2.45pm

Join Radical Ecologies Curator, Andrew Varano and Scitech’s Kelly MacKinnon (University of Western Australia, Science Communications Post-Graduate student) as they give you the art vs science perspectives on the ecological artworks in this lively exhibition! Artist Mike Bianco will also be present to talk about his work Bee Bed, an artwork that lets you get closer to bees by inviting you to lay on a bed above a real, live beehive.

BOOK LAUNCH: Robots and Art – Exploring an Unlikely Symbiosis

Saturday 13 August, 4-5pm

Meet one of the world’s most prolific creators of robotic art at the book launch of his new book Robots and Art (co-edited by Damith Herath, Christian Kroos and Stelarc). Journey into a world of the strange, the beautiful and the daring with Stelarc and an expert panel of speakers as they discuss the significance of robots integrating into human society with PICA Acting Curator Andrew Varano. More details here.




    Part of Spark_Lab, PICA’s education program

  • Location

    PICA galleries

  • Date & Time

    Saturday 13 August
    Workshop: 12pm – 3pm
    Tour: 1.45pm – 2.45pm
    Book launch: 4pm – 5pm

  • Cost