Sam Leach has always had a special interest in science and it has influenced his art and the visual images he creates throughout his award-winning career. He is currently completing a residency at MOD., the new cutting-edge futuristic museum at UniSA which has been established to inspire young adults about science, technology and creativity.

During his residency Sam has been examining what happens at the intersection between art and science by making works that respond to aspects of MOD. exhibits and associated programming.

The current exhibition is well worth a visit and has a base in Sam’s work with award-winning Professor Mandyam Srinivasan’s who Sam was commissioned to paint a portrait of for the National Portrait Gallery (Canberra).  Professor Srinivasan’s research has been primarily focused on examining the way that insects – in particular, bees – perceive and move within the three-dimensional world, and exploring how the findings might be applied to machine vision and robotics.

MOD. is open 12-6pm Tuesday – Thursday, 12-8pm Friday, and 10-4pm Saturday – Sunday and is located at North Terrace adjacent to the Morphett Street Bridge, Adelaide. Entry is free.

Sam is in residence until late July 2018 so if you see him at the exhibition or studio he’d love you to say hi!

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