School of Architecture


Thursday 5 September 2019 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Room 207, Level 2 
School of Architecture, Zelman Cowen Building 
The University of Queensland 
St Lucia QLD 4072 


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Please join us on Thursday 5 September at UQ's School of Architecture, to hear from scientific illustrator Geoff Thompson

Geoff Thompson has skills in entomology, scientific illustration, printmaking and deep-focus digital photography. He learnt scientific illustration on the job in 1975. He has worked at Queensland museum for 37 years, 30 years in Entomology and currently as a Collection Imager. In 2005, he was awarded a Queensland Smithsonian Fellowship to study digital illustration techniques and imaging systems. He was successful in winning a $266,000 contract with the Atlas of Living Australia in 2012 to purchase imaging and storage equipment for the Queensland Museum. His award-winning images have been used in many displays and in both popular and scientific illustrations.

Geoff will speak about his experiences collecting and illustrating insects and showcase his focus-stacked images which reveal the small world of invertebrates in stunning clarity and colour. He will highlight his collaboration with artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso and Andy Wang, photographing tiny peacock spiders. Two of the art works from this collaboration were recently purchased jointly by the Tate Gallery, London and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. 


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