Monash

Art Show

Our Judges

  • Geraldine Barlow, senior curator and collection manager, Monash University Museum of Art – MUMA.
  • Dr Ella Finkel, editor-in-chief, Cosmos magazine.
  • Professor Marian Simms, executive director for Social Behavioural and Economic Sciences, Australian Research Council.

 

Our organiser and curator

  • Dr Elizabeth Paton, outreach and education at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function.
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The Scream, Guernica, The Kiss. Emotions inspire great art.

But when it comes to the physical crucible of those emotions — the brain — you’d be hard-pressed to think of any art at all.

To find out how the brain might inspire artists in our community, The Brain Dialogue ran a competition. The rules were simple: the artwork should be inspired by the brain. The competition was open to neuroscientists and the general public. There were three categories: multimedia/animation; digital/2D; and textiles.

We had 17 entries. Most, but not all, from non-professional artists.

These are the art works.

2014 Winners Gallery
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The Thinking Cap aka The Brain Beanie
The Thinking Cap aka The Brain Beanie

Overall winner | Winner textile category

Brain Loop
Brain Loop

Winner multimedia/animation category

Neural Chorus
Neural Chorus

Winner digital/2D category (artist not shown)

Just Another Brain
Just Another Brain

Runner-up

Entries Gallery
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