Panel Discussion: Truth in the Dark Field

Image: Danica Chappell, [Thickness of Time #5], 2018-19. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Danica Chappell, Thickness of Time #5, 2018-19. Courtesy the artist.


06 March 2021

Saturday, 1-2pm (AEST)




La Trobe Art Institute [i]
121 View St, Bendigo
Tue – Fri, 10am – 5pm
Sat – Sun, 12pm – 5pm


Wheelchair access, Accessible Toilets

How can photography reveal truths hidden in the dark field or under the surface?

Bio-chemist Donna Whelan will join Karen Annett-Thomas of La Trobe Art Institute and Lauren Ellis of Bendigo Art Gallery in a discussion of histories and truths that lie outside the field of vision.

Free – booking required.

Please email to reserve your spot.

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  • Donna Whelan (AU)

    Donna is a Bruce Stone Fellow in Chemical Biology based in Bendigo as a part of the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. She is currently building a new, next-generation single molecule microscope, and exploring DNA damage and repair pathways. Her collaborations include research into the underlying mechanisms of host-virus interactions, neurodegeneration, and proteolysis.

  • Karen Annett-Thomas

    Karen obtained her PhD in Visual Arts at La Trobe University in 2007. Her background in visual arts research and as a practicing artist strongly informs her work in the field of informal learning through visual arts. In her current role at La Trobe Art Institute, Karen is responsible for the delivery of all educative outreach and public programs associated with the University galleries and collections. Her current research interests include creative and object-based learning opportunities within museums and galleries and participatory programming and art practice.

  • Natasha Carter

PHOTO Channel

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  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
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  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
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