Stefan Cools - Liquidarium Meconii - II

Tue 30 May - Sun 18 Jun

Hailing from The Netherlands, Stefan Cools, focuses his practice entirely on the examination of butterflies, specifically meconium, the substance left after a butterfly leaves the chrysalis.

Cools projects can be described as a unique combination of art, science and public presentation. Not much is known about meconium, except that it contains a lot of hormones, colour pigments and faeces.

His research aims to distinguish different meconium colours of various butterfly species, resulting in a palette of colours for use as pigment. The residency offers an opportunity for the public to meet Stefan in his laboratory at the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre and join him in a butterfly tour of the Gardens. 

COST: FREE
TIME: 8.30am – 4.00pm weekdays; 8.30am – 1.00pm weekends
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
INFO: www.stefancools.nl Email stefancools@gmail.com to find out when he will be in his lab. Or call the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre (07) 4032 6650


BUTTERFLY WALK & TALK WITH ARTIST IN RESIDENCE STEFAN COOLS

Walk the butterfly route and explore the materials and how the research is conducted. Discover the host plants of the butterflies and end the walk at the studio/lab at the Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre where the audience can see the outcomes of the research.

WHEN: Saturday 10 June
TIME: 2pm - 4 pm
COST: FREE
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
INFO: stefancools@gmail.com or phone the Visitor Centre (07) 4032 6650

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