Spectra 2018 is proudly brought to you by the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) in association with our fantastic partners.

Presenting partners

 The University of South Australia’s School of Art, Architecture and Design (AAD) boasts a vibrant community of professional artists, designers and researchers who engage in discipline-specific and cross-disciplinary research. Through a focus on contemporary art, architecture and design practices, sustainable communities and environments, and digital and innovative technologies, AAD applies its research to some of society's big challenges. 

Established in 1986, Experimenta has been instrumental in the development of Australian media art from an underground cultural phenomenon to a celebrated form growing in scope and sophistication. Melbourne-based, with a national and global reach, Experimenta commissions and presents the work of Australian artists and deepens the engagement of audiences with experimental and media arts.

Program partners

  Established in 2000, SymbioticA fosters interdisciplinary research and other knowledge and concept-generating activities as a new means of artistic inquiry. In 2008, SymbioticA became the Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, and in 2010 was named as a Research Centre within UWA.

MOD. at the University of South Australia will be Australia’s leading future-focussed museum, provoking new ideas at the intersection of science, art and innovation. MOD. aims to inspire young adults about science and technology with dynamic, changing exhibitions and programs, showcasing how research shapes our understanding of the world to inform future possibilities.

Established in 1984, with roots dating back to the 1930s, the NFSA is Australia's premier audiovisual archive and a place of engagement with Australian audiovisual production, past and present, for everyone.

The Adelaide Film Festival is a celebration and exploration of Australian and international screen culture with a unique program of screenings, forums and special events. It is one of the boldest and most innovative festivals in the country and has made a name for itself internationally as well, being named in Variety’s list of “50 Unmissable Film Festivals”.

The South Australian Museum is one of the most visited in Australia and holds collections of national and international significance. It is a leader in remote and regional community engagement, and in Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research. 

Publishing Partner

Leonardo was founded in 1968 by kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina. Now published by The MIT Press and led by executive editor Roger Malina, Leonardo is the leading international journal covering the convergence of contemporary science and technology and the arts and, increasingly, the application and influence of the arts and humanities on science and technology. 

Venue Partners

The Mercury Cinema is run by not-for-profit organisation, the Media Resource Centre. The 186 seat cinema is equipped to handle most screening formats, features a cutting edge 4K digital projector and offers an elegant cinema experience, making it among the most sought after venues in Adelaide.
The SASA Gallery is a research facility within the University of South Australia’s School of Art, Architecture & Design. The gallery's exhibition and publication programs focus on experimental, innovative and performative contemporary art, design, curatorial and writing practices.

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