Auspex Australis - an International Year of Bio-diversity  event.

Auspex Australis will open during the week beginning August 23rd 2010 at Horizon, the Planetarium, at Scitech in Perth Western Australia as part of National Science week.

This will be the world premier of a unique art and science collaboration between artists’, musicians and  environmental scientists working on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.

Over three evenings,  Horizon Manager Carley Tillett, in association with West Australian artist David Carson, will present  a live music, sound and video installation inside the 18 metre wide planetarium dome.

There will be a live performance of the musical score ‘Auspex Australis’ written and performed by UK musicians’ and sound artists’ Phil Mouldycliff and Colin Potter.

Following the performance, special guest Dr Janos Hennicke, research fellow at the world renowned   * Chizé Centre for Biological Studies in  France,will speak about his research and the global significance of the Christmas Island seabird project.

  1. *Institut Ecologie et Environnement (INEE), department of the CNRS (the French National Centre for Scientific Research).

                         Supported by the Inter-Arts Office of the Australia Council for the Arts and Scitech