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.

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 very heart of Spectra is our desire to showcase and celebrate the vanguard of Australian and New Zealand artists who continue to lead the world in experimental and interdisciplinary arts practice.

Call for Papers

The call for papers has now closed. 

Academic committee

Chair: Professor Simon Biggs, University of South Australia

Dr Keith Armstrong, QUT; Dr Leah Barclay, Griffith University; Dr Danny Butt, VCA University of Melbourne; Associate Professor Chris Fluke, Swinburne University; Emeritus Professor Ian Gibbins; Professor Ian Gwilt, University of South Australia; Professor Ross Harley, UNSW Art + Design; Dr Nigel Helyer; Dr Svenja Kratz, University of Tasmania; Dr Simon Linke, Griffith University; Professor Jon McCormack, Monash University; Dr Lizzie Muller, UNSW Art + Design; Professor Anna Munster, UNSW Art + Design; Dr Helen Pynor; Ms Kate Richards, Western Sydney University; Dr Mary Rosengren, Charles Sturt University; Dr Erica Seccombe, ANU; Dr Nina Sellars; Professor Elizabeth Stephens, University of Queensland; Ms Lubi Thomas; Professor Paul Thomas, UNSW Art + Design; Professor Darren Tofts, Swinburne University; Professor Mari Velonaki, UNSW Art + Design; Professor Kim Vincs, Swinburne University; Dr Ionat Zurr, SymbioticA, University of Western Australia.