Call for Papers: ANAT Spectra 2020

Dates or Deadline: 
1 June 2020

Wednesday 30 September – Sunday 4 October
The University of Melbourne, Southbank Campus

ANAT SPECTRA is Australia’s pre-eminent showcase of the best research and creative work being produced through interdisciplinary collaborations between artists and scientists.

ANAT SPECTRA 2020 will include a 3-day symposium, exhibitions, immersive screenings, performance and public talks.


Deadline for abstracts: 1 June 2020
Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2020

For Academic Committee enquiries: Professor Jon Cattapan;
For ANAT SPECTRA 2020 enquiries: Ms Vicki Sowry, Director ANAT;

Collaboration between the arts and sciences contributes to the creation of knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial across both disciplines. Artists and scientists approach creativity, exploration and research in different ways and from different perspectives; when working together they open up new ways of seeing, experiencing and interpreting the world around us.

ANAT SPECTRA explores this increasing convergence of art and science and considers how each area impacts the other and how, together, they shed light on who we are and where we’re heading.

At the heart of ANAT SPECTRA is a desire to showcase and celebrate the vanguard of Australian and New Zealand artists leading the world in interdisciplinary arts practice.

Co-Chairs: Professor Jon Cattapan (UoM), Professor Barb Bolt (UoM) and Professor Simon Biggs (UniSA)

Publishing partner: We're delighted to announce Leonardo Journal will publish a special edition of the papers presented at the ANAT SPECTRA 2020 symposium.

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Image: Alicia Sometimes, Particle Wave, Cloud Chamber. Image Andrew Watson.