Descended from seafarers of Celtic and Pacific origin, Cat is a Research Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at Charles Darwin University and a member of the Top End Language Lab. She works with Aboriginal communities for online language learning and story sharing as a way for Aboriginal culture and knowledge to be integrated into Australian engineering approaches.
PhD Candidate, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales: "I am a science educator and communicator. I enjoy creating immersive events that use a range of stimuli to inspire and educate. I believe experiential, interactive learning is a powerful tool for growing, learning and finding personal truth in life. Your connection with your truth is indomitable."
Sydney-based arts consultant, curator, educator and business manager, Elisabeth's lifetime commitment to engaging people with the natural world through the arts has won the respect of Indigenous Australian artists and the scientists who work with them. Current position is co-Director of the Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney.
Senior lecturer and researcher at the University of Technology Sydney, exploring impacts of climate change on Antarctic marine phytoplankton and sea ice microalgae: "My involvement with this project is motivated by a desire to tell a story. A story that will inspire future generations to entangle their destinies with that of the planet. A story that unifies science, culture and art to enrich the link that exists between humans and Nature."
Art-maker, animator and interactive author: "My heritage is Aboriginal Australian and European, and since working in Antarctica I recognise Antarctic krill as my totem, and my purpose to engage people in the similar and different ways we respond as artists and as scientists, to disruptions in natural cycles of climate change. I am Artist in Residence in the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology Sydney and Visiting Scientist (a.k.a. Artist) at the Australian Antarctic Division."
Artist and educator in a zoo and on trapezes: "I have always been engaged by the natural world. In dance this led me to the development of Animotions, my animal based movement style and technique. In my photography a love of nature reveals itself in images of shapes, textures and forms along rivers and waterways."
Bachelor of Animation Candidate at the University of Technology Sydney, ongoing scholar of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts at Eora College: "I am a proud Barkindji woman and grew up in Dubbo, NSW. My artworks are based on my culture, people and surroundings, they tell stories of past and present by using contemporary methods and ideologies. My works include political statements and educational information regarding Aboriginal issues, a subject which I am extremely passionate about."
Animator, installation artist and teacher, Paul contributes animations to this virtual space, and, in conversation with Tiriki Onus and Lisa Roberts, is preparing an installation for the Octagon space at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), with animations and other artworks made with students at the VCA.
Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung artist and educator: "I will be contributing art and ideas... through conversations with Lisa Roberts, Paul Fletcher and, through them, with other co-creators of this kaleidoscope of knowledge flows through space and time. I love that this project travels, physically and virtually, and the whole metaphor of travel as migratory patterns that are kind of linear but not, as well. To my mind it's like a wonderful Ven diagram where everything overlaps and stories change."