The Country Women's Association of Victoria (CWA Vic) and re-science have created a science-handcraft exhibition to celebrate the International Year of Forests.
C.S.I.R.O./CWA Trees Craft Project
Participants have referenced different, iconic eucalyptus trees from 6 Victorian regions to create multiple wall hangings of scientifically accurate depictions of trees, leaves, flowers, bark and seeds. Each person involved has used their own expertise in a handcraft to produce an exhibition which is far greater than the sum of its parts.
Plant molecules – like chlorophyll, which gives plants their green colour – have been modelled in 3D splendour; some molecules stretch out over three metres in length. These large installations offer a sneak-peak into the microscopic world of plants and what goes on deep inside the green leaves, proud trunks and thirsty roots.
This is a re-science and CWA Victoria event as part of the Inspiring Australia program and was displayed in the Atrium Fracture Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne, during National Science Week in August, 2011 and will be on display in many areas of the State as planned by the CSIRO. It is an amazing mix of fine art/embroidery has come forward as has the variety of molecules covered with stitching, crochet, tatting, knitting, glue, beading etc.
Ravelling the World Itinerary for 2012
West Gippsland Art Space : 4th September – 16th September, 2012
Most of the details can be found on the re-science website as well, feel free to link to it: http://re-science.org.au/science-event/raveling-world-science-and-craft-exhibition-cwa-2899
Shown below are photos from the display's visit to Benalla in 2011.
More details may be found on http://craftvic.org.au/craft-cubed/satellite-events/exhibitions/raveling-the-world