Past Townsville Event: VOL 9

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Reef Ecologic - Great reef people,from explorers to guardians.

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Adam Smith loves the ocean and is a scientist, manager and leader who is keen to work with great people to protect and ensure the sustainable use of our precious coral reef systems.

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Reef Corals and Fractals

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

"The closer you look, the more complex they become."

In Reef Corals and Fractals from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 9, Paul Muir takes us on a journey zooming in on Coral. No matter which scale you look at them from, coral reefs are incredibly complex and beautiful.  


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How do Fish use Colour.

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Julie Spencer is the Education Manager for Reef HQ Aquarium, the Reef Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.  She has worked there for the past 17 years. 

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Environmentalism in Art

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

"Environmentalism [in art] takes things a step beyond representation."

In Environmentalism in Art from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 9, curator Eric Nash shines the spotlight on a collection of artists whose works take on humanity's deep connection to our natural environment. Showing examples ranging from oil paintings depicting the effects of climate change to inspiring sculptures made from salvaged beach rubbish, Nash shares how the tradition of creatively expressing our place and our effect in the natural world continues. A selection of the some of the well-known and close-to-home artworks and artists featured here will be exhibited in the Perc Tuker Gallery this December.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 15th, 2017. 

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Tangaroa Blue Foundation

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Camille and Vanessa teamed up to bring Tangaroa Blue’s Foundation into the Townsville community engaging volunteers, organisations and agencies to monitor the impacts of marine debris on our aquatic environment.

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Consumer Culture and Environmental Art

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Alison McDonald's works of art are intended to draw out a conversation on consumer culture and environmental concerns. Through her work, Alison aims to educate positively about stewardship of our planet and in particular, our waterways.

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The Great Seabirds of the Reef and the Grief of Oil Spills and Ships

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Ornithologist and bird nerd Malcolm Turner extols how seabirds are a glorious part of the Great Barrier Reef, but have problems weightier than their feathers.

Alison McDonald
Artist, Self Employed in Townsville
Marion Gaemers
Textile Artist in Townsville
Julie Spencer
Manager, Education, Interpretation and Volunteers, Reef HQ Aquarium Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority in Townsville
Paul Muir
Dr Paul Muir, acting Curator, Corals, Queensland Museum in Townsville
Eric Nash
Curator – Gallery Services, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery in Townsville
Ryan Donnelly
ecosystem-based fishery management, Ryan Donnelly Consulting in Cairns
Adam Smith
Director, Reef Ecologic in Townsville
Malcolm Turner
Reef in Townsville
Libby Evans-Illidge
Research Director AIMS@JCU, AIMS in Townsville
Vanessa Tangaroa Blue Foundation
Tangaroa Blue, protect our oceans, Tangaroa Blue Foundation in Townsville
Camille Tangaroa Blue Foundation
Tangaroa Blue, protect our oceans, Tangaroa Blue Foundation in Townsville
Dr Karen Weynberg
Super Science Fellow, Postdoctoral Researcher with the Healthy and Resilient GBR Program, AIMS (Australian Institute of Marine Science) in Townsville