Category Archives: Art

Antarctica: The First Dance

When I was a youngster I was fascinated by Antarctica, that was a remote magical place on the far edges of everywhere. My uncle Paul who lectured Geology at Victoria studied in the Wright Dry Valley in Antarctica. He came … Continue reading

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Dancing with Mozart

The performance was amazing. I recommand this and we are so pleased we went. This Saturday evening we are seeing Dancing with Mozart the RNZB performance of Divertimento No15 (original choreography by George Balanchine), Sechs Tanze and Petite Mort, (original … Continue reading

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How Making Art Helps Teens Better Understand Their Mental Health

I strongly encourage us all as artists. The article below explores and makes the case for encouraging teenager’s art making. Just remember making is fun too, and not just for teenagers. https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2017/11/01/how-making-art-helps-teens-better-understand-their-mental-health/ https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2017/11/01/how-making-art-helps-teens-better-understand-their-mental-health/?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=20171105Mindshift&mc_key=00Qi000001beLUuEAM

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‘It’s time to recognise the contribution arts can make to health and wellbeing’ | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian

And second: I feel frustrated when I hear of teachers telling their students not to study arts; there are no jobs we are told. Now I’m inclined to challenge that idea, but really like science, art is a fundamental expression … Continue reading

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Subjectifying the Universe: Ursula K. Le Guin on Science and Poetry as Complementary Modes of Comprehending and Tending to the Natural World – Brain Pickings

Two quick comments this week. First: On the subject of art and science both together. Ursula Le Guin saw poetry and science as complementary! I agree but I am inclined to see an overlap as well as complement. Poetry and … Continue reading

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Science Communication: Thoughts in response to Linett et al. 2013

Science Communication: Thoughts in response to Linett et al. 2013 In 2013 a group of science communicators met at MIT in a workshop to bring together their experience in communication and to set up a research program. This was the … Continue reading

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Natural mummies from Predynastic Egypt reveal the world’s earliest figural tattoos

I never thought I would be interested in receiving a tattoo but a recent article has got me thinking. Bruce Parker writing for The Edge, wrote an essay titled, “Science made this possible”. I think that would be a wonderful … Continue reading

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Through our critics’ eyes – The Washington Post

I’ve been reading from the Washington Post an article titled, “Through our critics eyes: music, movies, dance and theatre: comments from Washington Post critics”. I’m fascinated by the question, “How can I pay attention”, as I seek a deeper experience. … Continue reading

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Ursula K. Le Guin on Art, Storytelling, and the Power of Language to Transform and Redeem – Brain Pickings

I was eight, bare kneed sitting cross-legged on the mat enthralled by the story Miss Lamerson was reading to her class. Tranced by the story of a wizard in a far off land. The school year finished before she could … Continue reading

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The universe, as seen by art and science – in pictures

These photographs are just extraordinarily beautiful. Have a wonderful day. https://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2017/sep/30/the-universe-as-seen-by-art-and-science-in-pictures-phaidon

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