the CORRIDOR project based near Cowra is a multidisciplinary arts organisation providing a platform for education and cultural pursuits to explore the science, technology and Indigenous knowledge of the Central West. The lead partner in the Orange Cowra Cabonne Science Hub, the CORRIDOR project presents a diverse program of art/science engagement experiences for the community.
Past projects include Dub Side of the Moon, a night of astronomy inspired beats and stargazing at the Darby’s Falls Observatory, facilitating pop up makespaces with support from local Councils and running botanical illustration workshops.
Other science engagement highlights include photography workshops and environmental-themed music performances in a historic woolshed, creating short films about local STEM talent and scientists from the NSW Department of Primary Industries and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and presenting community and school forums on ecology issues, STEM careers and traditional Indigenous science knowledge.
The Devonian Billabong is alive
In collaboration with the Age of the Fishes museum, palaeontologist Dr Alex Richie and acclaimed artist Craig Walsh, the CORRIDOR project has an ongoing ambition to re-create local billabongs from the Devonian era using 3D animation, bringing the Canowindra Grossi back to life.
As part of National Science Week, The Devonian Billabong is Alive provided a rare insight into an ancient time more than 360 million years ago when Canowindra Grossi swam in the Belubula River. This historic, night time event was followed followed by six days of animation workshops with the artists, public discussions and schools activities to celebrate the region’s famous fossils.