Art of Science

Art of Science

Art of Science 2019 event promotion

Explore the beauty of medical research

Friday 13 September to Sunday 22 September

The Atrium, Federation Square

10am to 6pm daily

Entry is free


Art of Science is a showcase of 20 finalists from the Institute’s annual Art of Science competition.

The stunning images and videos featured in this free annual exhibition have been captured by our researchers who are tackling some of the biggest health challenges facing humanity including cancer, infectious diseases and healthy ageing.

Attendees get a ‘backstage pass’ into the laboratory as they are taken on a visual journey of biomedical exploration and discovery, made possible by the Institute’s state-of-the-art imaging facilities.

The images offer unique aesthetic appeal as well as an opportunity to explore the intellectual capital that underpins the Institute’s position as the top-ranked Australian medical research institute (Nature Index, 2019). 

Vote for your favourite

All visitors are invited to submit their choice for the People’s Choice Award and go in the running to win a framed print of their favourite image. 

Groups welcome

Groups are welcome to self-tour any time within the exhibition's opening hours (10am – 6pm). All exhibition pieces are accompanied by a brief explanatory panel. 

Introductory guided tours by Institute researchers are available by prior arrangement. For guided tour enquiries, please email

Art of Science at your gallery, school or museum

After the flagship exhibition at Federation Square, schools, galleries and museums can apply to host the exhibition. To discuss this further, please email


Behind the scenes

Our researchers explain the science behind their finalist entries. 


Explore our Art of Science playlist for moving image finalists and more Art of Science media. 


Additional resources

Research team in a lab

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Lattice light sheet microscope

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Associate Professor Edwin Hawkins with imaging equipment

Associate Professor Edwin Hawkins and his team have answered the longstanding question of how leukaemia survives chemotherapy, bringing the world closer to more effective blood cancer treatments.​

Exhibition visitor looking at an artwork

The Institute’s annual Art of Science exhibition has opened, with stunning images and videos captured by our researchers who are tackling some of the biggest challenges facing global health.