The Science of Colour (Curiocity Brisbane School Program)
Wed 22 March, 2023-Sun 2 April, 2023
Whale Mall. Queensland Museum, South Bank

Created by: Bellbird Park State Secondary College and Therese Flynn-Clarke From: Queensland, Australia

The Science of Colour uses an experimental and serendipitous alchemy of plants, minerals and metals subjected to heat and pressure to explore how chemistry and material properties create colour.

Lengths of silk and cotton have been naturally dyed using plants such as berries and vegetables and other materials collected locally by the artist and students. This fabric is connected to woven plant fibre circles symbolising wholeness, us, our lives, and the cyclic movement of life. The plants used are indigenous to Australia aiming to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of our wide and varied land. The installation is more than the Science of Colour; it’s diversity of texture, pattern and colour seeks to reflect our community – a window into who we are.

About the Creator

An experienced visual artist and educator, Flynn-Clarke’s art practice exemplifies a passion for sculptural work and mixed media that takes conceptual and material inspiration from nature. Her work also utilises discarded materials with a focus on reuse and repurposing. She is an awarded artist who has exhibited widely both locally and interstate and been involved in numerous community and festival art projects.

More Information

This artwork was part of the Curiocity Brisbane 2023 Schools Challenge.


Wed 22 March, 2023 - Sun 2 April, 2023


8:00 am - 8:00 pm


Whale Mall. Queensland Museum, South Bank

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