PARTICLE/WAVE: Where Science & Art Collide

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium


PARTICLE/WAVE is an immersive multimedia celebration of the discovery of gravitational waves that combines poetry, video art, live music and science.

Discovered in 2017, gravitational waves are ripples in space-time, travelling away from exploding stars, merging black holes or other universal phenomena. Cosmologist Stephen Hawking said, ‘Gravitational waves provide a completely new way of looking at the universe.’

A mind-expanding collaboration of artists and internationally renowned scientists, Particle/Wave offers a lens into this incredible discovery. Following a sell-out season at the Melbourne Festival 2018, Particle/Wave will look deep into the universe under the spectacular dome of the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium.

“It’s a show that’s at once spectacular and intimate, bringing home the confounding mysteries of the universe”

Alison Croggon – Witness Performance

Trailer imagery by Andrew Watson, Carl Knox, Sar Ruddenklau, Isobel Knowles and featuring manipulated elements of work by Frédéric Vayssouze-Faure. Trailer edit and music by Andrew Watson.

Particle/Wave is presented in conjunction with Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium.


Please note, due to the format of this event, late comers will not be admitted. Refunds/exchanges not available.


Alicia Sometimes


Alicia Sometimes

Alicia Sometimes is a writer, director and broadcaster. She is a regular guest on 774 and Radio National and has produced segments for JJJ, RN, 774 and RRR. Alicia was...

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Andrew Watson


Andrew Watson

Andrew Watson is a Melbourne-based video artist & musician who performs and releases works under the name, 'The Man Who Wasn’t There'. He has led numerous musical projects including Slow...

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Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mount Coot Tha Road, Toowong QLD, Australia

Age Recommendation

14+ years

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