Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Art of Maths

During the Wildflower Show this year the Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council (RRAC) hosted husband and wife team Christina Harrison and Karl Richards’ “Art of Maths” exhibition in the Ravensthorpe Town Hall from Monday 14th September to Thursday 17th.

The exhibition was a collection of artwork inspired by the pair’s extensive travel, particularly through South America and the ways in which different cultures and communities incorporated maths concepts into their lives. It culminated into a colourful and intriguing display of drawings, paintings and lino cuts.

Students from Ravensthorpe, Hopetoun and Jerdacuttup attended workshops with the artist (Christina) and mathematician (Karl) throughout the exhibition and explored mathematical patterns in nature and ways of using art to express and record personal experiences. Hopetoun and Jerdacuttup schools were provided with free buses from the RRAC’s Lotterywest Regional Audience Travel Fund.

RRAC would like to thank the schools and the staff who made it possible for the students to have this unique experience, as well as the volunteers who gave their time to set up and pack away the exhibition.

Artist Christina Harrison with students in the hands on part of the workshop.

Latin Squares, Music and Visual Inquiry...its all Maths guys!

Christina and Karl (Doctor and Mathematician) speak about how maths concepts are incorporated into nature.

Whilst the talk was somewhat interesting to most; this was by far the favourite part for everyone:)

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