The 2015 Arts vs Science Festival

This year’s much anticipated ARTS VS SCIENCE FESTIVAL will be bringing even more magic to National Science Week and the Northern Rivers region’s annual Arts in August by celebrating science, creativity and sustainability, and for the first time, in collaboration with the Big Scrub Rainforest Day.

The Arts Vs Science festival brings together Lismore’s art and science communities to explore the role of arts and science in understanding and managing our natural world for a sustainable future. This year we plan to focus our efforts on the art and science of restoring biodiversity from backyards to riverbanks.

Featuring innovative arts/science presentations and big scrub themes, the Arts vs Science Festival will be sure to get everyone excited about the wonders of science, the diversity of our creative communities, and the beauty of Big Scrub biodiversity. Among attractions will be interactive science/arts workshops, a fantastic schools art and video competition, community tree planting on the riverbank and live music. Community members will also get a chance to experience cutting edge audio visual displays and the Southern Cross University Solar Sunflower.

The ARTS VS SCIENCE FESTIVAL is a FREE event that is open to all and will be held as part of National Science Week on Saturday 22 August at Lismore City Hall.

About the author
Kristin den Exter is the Engagement Facilitator at the Southern Cross University, the lead organisation for the Northern Rivers Science Hub. Follow the Northern Rivers Science Hub on Facebook at