Curatorial Advisory

Dr Ryan Jefferies

Creative Director, Science Gallery Melbourne

Ryan Jefferies is Head of Programs for Science Gallery Melbourne and a passionate advocate of science and arts in equal measures. He is former Curator of the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, has a PhD in infectious disease research and completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Western Australia and the University of Bristol. He is also a trained taxidermist.

Ryan has curated a range of interdisciplinary arts and science exhibitions and public programs, including Science Gallery Melbourne‚Äôs inaugural exhibition ‚ÄėBlood: Attract & Repel‚Äô and has¬†developed science communication content for Museums Victoria and The University of Melbourne.

Read Ryan's Essay - WHY PERFECTION?

Mr Terry Wu

Plastic Surgeon

Dr Terry Wu is a respected specialist plastic, reconstructive
and aesthetic surgeon. Terry is a consultant specialist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre where he was the Supervisor of Training for plastic surgery more than ten years and specializes in major reconstructions post cancer surgery.

Terry‚Äôs other passion is contemporary visual arts. Through being a collector and an indefatigable advocate, Terry endeavours to materially contribute to the wellbeing of artists and visual arts in Australia. Terry serves as a Board Director of Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Heide Museum of Modern Art and National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) and supports institutions and events including The Melbourne Festival, Venice Biennale and the new Australian Pavilion for Venice Biennale. In 2014, Terry initiated a project of fostering ethical investments in the arts with the aim of providing quality and affordable studio spaces in inner city Melbourne. This has resulted in the establishment of John Street Studios in Brunswick East accommodating 12 visual artists of varying generations and representations. Where needed, Terry undertakes direct assistance of artists for major projects. For the 2015 Venice Biennale, Emily Floyd was curated by Okwui Enwezor to install a large outdoor installation called ‚ÄúLabour Garden‚ÄĚ in the Arsenale as part of his ‚ÄúAll The Worlds Futures‚ÄĚ show. Terry provided significant direct support to facilitate the realization of this project. In 2013, Terry assisted in bringing Sam Jink‚Äôs to participate in ‚ÄúPersonal Structures‚ÄĚ, a collateral event of the Venice Biennale at Palazzo Bembo.

Read Terry's essay, 'Can surgical enhancement achieve a perfect face?'

Prof Elisabetta Barberio

School of Physics, The University of Melbourne

Elisabetta is a member of the Experimental Particle Physics Group at the University of Melbourne. Previously, she was a staff researcher at CERN, the European laboratory of Particle Physics.

She was involved with data analysis in the OPAL experiment at Large Electron Positron Collider at CERN. Precision measurements made at this collider have confirmed the theory describing the fundamental particle behavior to an extraordinary degree of precision.

Read Elisabetta's essay: Does perfection exist in our Universe?

Prof Karin Verspoor

School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne

Prof Karin Verspoor works at the intersection of Science and Technology, applying computation to analysis and interpretation of biological and clinical data, particularly unstructured text data.

Karin is a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, as well as the Deputy Director of the University’s Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre.

She was previously a Principal Researcher at NICTA’s Victoria Research Lab and served as the Scientific Director for Health and Life Sciences. Karin headed a research team at NICTA in Biomedical Informatics.

Karin moved to Melbourne in December 2011 from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she was a Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Computational Pharmacology and Faculty on the Computational Bioscience Program. She also spent five years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, nearly five years in start-ups during the US Tech Bubble, and a year as a Research Fellow at Macquarie University. She received her undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Rice University (Houston, TX) and her MSc and PhD degrees in Cognitive Science and Natural Language from the University of Edinburgh (UK).

Read Karin's essay: Can algorithms and artificial intelligence be more 'perfect' than people?

Dr David Irving

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne

Dr David R. M. Irving is a musicologist, cultural historian, and baroque violinist. He studied violin and musicology at the Queensland Conservatorium and the University of Queensland, and undertook his doctoral research at Clare College, University of Cambridge, under the supervision of renowned scholar of Spanish Renaissance music, Tess Knighton. Before joining the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, he held posts at Christ’s College, Cambridge; Downing College, Cambridge; King’s College London; the University of Nottingham; and the Australian National University. At the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, David teaches courses in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, and historical performance practice. A passionate performer on baroque violin, he has worked with numerous leading early music groups in Australia and overseas, including the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Chacona (Australia), Concerto Caledonia (UK), The Early Opera Company (UK), the Gabrieli Consort & Players (UK), The Hanover Band (UK), La Compa√Ī√≠a Musical (Spain), La Fontegara (Mexico), La Serenissima (UK), Le Concert Lorrain (France), the Saraband Consort (UK), St James’s Baroque Players (UK), Accademia Arcadia (Australia), Latitude 37 (Australia), Ludovico’s Band (Australia), Melbourne Baroque Orchestra (Australia), and XVIII-21 Le Baroque Nomade (France).

12.09.2018 - 03.11.2018 Perfection

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