The Art and Science of Myrtle Rust

The Art and Science of Myrtle Rust

Academic at Western The Myrtle Rust fungus is silently killing our seedlings, saplings and established trees.

Hundreds of Australian species in the Myrtaceae family are susceptible including bottlebrushes, eucalypts and tea trees with 16 species set to become extinct within a generation. It is caused by the fungus Austropuccinia psidii, and was first detected in Australia in 2010.

Making music from the sonification of Myrtle Rust DNA 07/02/2023

In this example explain my approach to sonification and I show how to work with the sonified audio as the basic of music creation - a powerful tool to engage people with the science and an interesting genre of creativity.

Making music from the sonification of Myrtle Rust DNA DNA carries genetic information for the development and function of organism such as humans, plants and Fungi. A DNA sequence is a long, continuous chain mad...

The Science of Myrtle Rust 06/02/2023

Science Symposium
"Spare a thought for the Trees"
10 – 1 pm Wednesday 8th February

You might know that some of our Australian Native Plants are critically endangered and that PlantBank (Mt Annan Botanical Gardens) is working hard to protect and find solutions to protect these.
If you want to know more there is a free information seminar at the gardens this Wednesday

The Science of Myrtle Rust Science talks at PlantBank Science Symposium “Spare a thought for the Trees” 10 – 1 pm Wednesday 8th February 2023 TimePresenterTitle9:30Welcome Tea10:00Brett SummerellAn introduc…

30/01/2023

Opening Night
Thursday 2nd February 5pm - 7pm

Featuring live music made from the Myrtle Rust genome.

30/01/2023

"The Science and Art of Myrtle Rust"

Please come to the Opening Night
Thursday 2nd February 5pm - 7pm

This exhibition features work by 11 Aboriginal Artists from Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative. The works in this exhibition are each artists’ response to a call to protect Country from the devastating effects of Myrtle Rust.

Featuring works by Graeme Walker, Dr Bronwyn Bancroft, Darren Charlwood, Charmaine Davis, Dr Jenny Fraser, Brie Geary, Kyra Kum-Sing, Wanita Lowe, Hayley Pigram, Sharon Smith, and Graham Toomey

In addition there will be an installation of sonification and generative music made from Myrtle Rust genomic data, and real time sonification of critically endangered Australian Native Plants.

The opening event also features live music made from the Myrtle Rust genome performed by "Rust Never Sleeps", a five piece ensemble.

Australian PlantBank
The Australian Botanic Garden
362 Narellan Road
Mount Annan 2567

The exhibition runs from 2nd February - 12th February

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Opening Night Thursday 2nd February 5pm - 7pmFeaturing live music made from the Myrtle Rust genome.
"The Science and Art of Myrtle Rust"Please come to the Opening Night Thursday 2nd February 5pm - 7pmThis exhibition feat...