IMAS Program Announced

Technology plays a big part in Antarctic research.  All photos: (c) Ballantyne Photography

It just keeps getting better!

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) has announced the Arts program for their Open Days on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August, presented as part of the Australian Antarctic Festival.  This is only a fraction of what visitors can see and learn about when they visit the Hobart centre this weekend.  The Institute opens its doors to show you how it plays a vital role in the study of ocean sciences.  Cutting edge research, innovative experiments, amazing technology and the enthusiasm of scores of brilliant young scientists are all part of the show.  It’s not be missed and admission is free for all ages.

Children visit IMAS during Australian Antarctic Festival 2016, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Tasmanian students learn about careers in marine and Antarctic science


A weekend of talks discussing visual art, architecture, music and film engaging with Antarctica as part of the 2018 Antarctic Festival.

Saturday August 4

  • 11:00 – 11:15 Terra Antarctica: an Arts Fellow’s report on a Southern Summer

Dr Martin Walch (UTAS) 2017/18 AAD Arts Fellow

  • 11:30 – 12:00    ex Oceano: an ocean symphony

Dr Carolyn Philpott (UTAS) & Rachel Meyers (UTAS)

  • 12:15 – 12:30    Exploring Antarctica in Music

Dr Carolyn Philpott (UTAS)

  • 1:00 – 1:30        Madness on the Ice

Assoc. Prof Elizabeth Leane (UTAS) & Dr Kimberley Norris (UTAS)

  • 1:45 – 2:15        Gateway Citizens: What Hobartians think about Antarctica

Assoc. Prof Elizabeth Leane (UTAS) & Assoc. Prof Juan Francisco Salazar (UWS)

Sunday August 5

  • 11:00 – 11:15    This Giant Is Not Sleeping

Steph van Berkel, IMAS 2018 Writer in Residence

  • 11:30 – 11:45    Antarctic Interiors

Miranda Nieboer (UTAS)

  • 12:00 – 12:15    On the Page

Shaun Eastwood, IMAS 2018 Writer in Residence

  • 12:30 – 12:45    Marine Migrations

Jessica Cockerill, IMAS 2017 Writer in Residence

  • 1:15 – 3:00        Marine Debris and Blue The Film

Dr Jennifer Lavers (UTAS)

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