Presented in association with Fremantle Arts Centre


Nathan Thompson, Guy Ben-Ary & Sebastian Diecke With Josephine Wilson

Bricolage Wed 5 Feb - Sun 22 Mar Fremantle Arts Centre Wed 5 Feb - Sun 22 Mar Fremantle Arts Centre FREE
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Wed 5 Feb - Sun 22 Mar at Fremantle Arts Centre FREE

Presented in association with Fremantle Arts Centre and SymbioticA

Art meets science in an ambitious new installation from WA’s Nathan Thompson, Guy Ben-Ary and Sebastian Diecke that brings microscopic ‘biobots’ to life inside a custom-built ceramic incubator.
For Bricolage, the artists have bio-engineer individual cellular units from blood, silk and heart muscle, which self-assemble into intriguing living and kinetic sculptural forms large enough to see with the naked eye. 
This thought-provoking exhibition invites us to consider the human body in a world beyond its control.
Thompson, Ben-Ary and Dieke’s artwork is accompanied by an experimental text by acclaimed WA writer Josephine Wilson exploring the concept of ‘bricolage’ and the relationship between art and science. Best known for her Miles Franklin Award Winning novel Extinctions, Wilson also writes poetry, art criticism and for performance. In this new experiment with the written word, her text will occupy the gallery space itself.

Wed 5 Feb 6.30 – 9pm

Mon – Sun from 10am – 5pm

Time & Location

Wed 5 Feb - Sun 22 Mar

Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle / Walyalup


Free Event


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Thank you


  • This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body
  • This project is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
  • This Project is hosted by SymbioticA: The Centre for Excellence in Biological Arts at the University of Western Australia
  • The artists would like to thank Mr. Callum Siegmund; Dr. Ben Allardyce, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC; Dr. Rodney Dilley, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Surgery, UWA; Mr. Hugh Frazer; Dr. Marck Norret, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UWA; Dr Roger Dong and Soheila Mohammadzadehmoghadam, School of Civil & Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University.

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