Angus Fisher – Science meets art: Devonian Billabong film launch and panel event

In News January 29, 2022

Image above courtesy of the CORRIDOR project


Long before dinosaurs roamed Earth, the mighty rivers of Central West NSW teamed with ancient fishes – armoured fishes, fishes with lungs, and some huge predators with jaws like crocodiles. Thousands of their fossils have been found at Canowindra and provide a unique glimpse into life during the Devonian Period. The Australian Museum has worked closely with the Canowindra fish fossil collection for many years.

During 2021 National Science Week, multi-disciplinary arts organisation the CORRIDOR project programmed and produced a series of online workshops for the general public, which were led by renowned Sydney-based artists. Participants co-created a short animated film based on Devonian creatures and habitats, titled, ‘The Devonian Billabong’.

Join Angus Fisher in conversation with Australian Museum palaeontologist Dr Matt McCurry, artist Todd Fuller, the CORRIDOR project – Creative Producer – Phoebe Cowdery and Inspiring Australia NSW Manager Jackie Randles for the virtual launch of ‘The Devonian Billabong’. Discover how science meets art, with this panel discussion and Q&A session, led by the Australian Museum.

The conversation will take place online, on Friday 4 February, 12pm – 1pm, via Zoom webinar. Visit the Australian Museum website for further information, and to register for the discussion.