Female scientist in lab.

Dr Carola Vinuesa from the John Curtin School of Medical Research at The Australian National University (ANU).

Faces of Science

A return showing of portrait photography capturing the face of 100 Australian scientists in Canberra, featuring photography by Michael John Hood.

  • 12 November 2013 | Updated 14 February 2014


1 April 2014, 9:00am - 15 May 2014, 5:00pm


CSIRO Discovery Centre

North Science Road

Acton ACT 2601


About the event

Throughout Canberra's first 100 years as a city, scientists have contributed greatly not only to scientific innovation and discovery, but to the growth of Australia as a nation and to an improved quality of life for all Australians.

This exhibition takes a contemporary snapshot of 100 Canberra scientists that have made contributions to research in science, medicine and health.

An exhibition about the people behind the science.

The above photograph of Dr Carola Vinuesa is one of the many images of the scientists on public display in the Faces of Science exhibition at CSIRO Discovery.

It was chosen for the exhibition poster because despite evidence to the contrary in this photo (the white lab coat and the beakers), the exhibition of portraiture is about the people, not the science and in short essays to accompany each image, the subjects talk about their research, their inspirations and their hobbies.

Local photographer Michael John Hood, who was commissioned to take the photos of the scientists, hopes to not only highlight the interesting research taking place in Canberra, but also the people behind the science.

Michael has a Master's degree in New Media Art from ANU, and has previously had two exhibitions at CSIRO Discovery.

Find out what else is on at Discovery.

This collaborative project was made possible with the help of the Centenary of Canberra, the Australian Academy of Science, The Australian National University and Geoscience Australia.

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