The Invisible Observer is a newsletter created by Scale Free Network, art-science collaborative.
Scale Free Network – Art-Science Collaborative
Issue No.7 — January 2016
The Invisible Observer is a newsletter created by Scale Free Network.
It focuses on our exploration of invisible microscopic worlds and collaborative adventures
in the world of art, science and publishing.
Microscope Drawing Workshops with Jacqui Smith
New connections in New South Wales

Throughout 2015, SFN's Jacqui Smith has been working to bring the wonders of the microscopic world to the humans of NSW.

Activities have included running Microscope-Drawing workshops at St John’s Primary School, the Mullumbimby Library and Drill Hall, as well as presenting our Molecular Sculpture activity at the Art Vs Science Festival (in Lismore) as a part of the National Science Week 2015.
Little Lab at the QANTAS Joey Club
"Let's see what happens if..."

Funded by a grant from Arts Queensland, Scale Free Network has set up a permanent art-science lab for 3-5 year olds at The (QANTAS) Joey Club Brisbane.

After three weeks of experimentation and collaboration between SFN, teachers and children, we are now preparing for an interactive exhibition to share our findings with parents and friends.

We hope to co-write a paper about our amazing experiences combining art & science in an early childhood education setting.

Special thank you to Lisa Pikulyk and Cassandra Aldridge from KU Childrens' Services!

Ailsa Wild launches her new Squish Taylot book series
And why are green jelly snakes the yummiest...?

Small Friends storyteller Ailsa Wild has teamed up with publishers Hardie-Grant-Egmont to create the Squishy Taylor book series for 6-10 year old children.

We're getting excited, because the first two of these new adventure books will hit Australian and New Zealand bookshops on February 1st!

You can request Ailsa to come out to your school to read and talk about any of her books through Booked Out.
Invisible War image
You heard it here first!

The Invisible War
We are happy to report on the progress of our very first graphic novel - The Invisible War. After many months of researching, writing, drafting and feedback, we are now mid-way through the inking stage. Our illustrator Ben Hutchings is doing an amazing job bringing the story, science and history to life. Stay tuned for the digital release in early April and a Pozible campaign to publish a print edition!

Article Publication
We have published our first academic article about the Small Friends series in the journal Symbiosis - which you can download here.

Small Friends Twin pack
Our books are currently available as a twin pack for the bargain price of $30 from our shop.

Aviva Reed's Symbiogenesis mural launches in Eltham
Exploring the Ecologies of Eltham...

Scale Free Network collaborator and visual ecologist Aviva Reed recently completed her collaborative Symbiogenesis Project mural.

Commissioned by Nillumbik Shire Council and Edendale Farm Community Farm, the mural design emerged from a series of workshops exploring local ecologies, mapping and botanical painting.

It is now permanently installed in Eltham Square, on the northern fringe of Melbourne.
Art & Science
in the Sunshine State

Sat Jan 23: Gold Coast
We will be creating some water-inspired visuals (with a live-score by Marly Luske) as part of the Blue Noise fundraiser event at The Walls art space in Miami, Gold Coast.

Feb 29 - Mar 18: Ipswich
Scale Free Network has been invited back to Ipswich Art Gallery to present a third series of Microscope Drawing Workshops for schools.

March 12-13: Brisbane
The World Science Festival will leave their New York home for the first time EVER to host the festival in Brisbane. We'll be participating in the Street Science event to present our a reading of Zobi and the Zoox, with live scoring by the brilliant Brainbeau
Cleanliness in our gut is something akin to cleanliness in a forest.
Even the most conscientious of cleaners could not dream of taking a mop to the forest floor
from the book ‘Gut’ by Giulia Enders, 2014
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