What science and the arts can teach each other

Not everyone can be Leonardo da Vinci, but working collaboratively across disciplines enriches us all.
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Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci is as famous for his art works as for his scientific mind, and though we can’t all be Italian geniuses, we can enrich the world by collaborating across the boundaries which divide the arts from the sciences.

‘Having different people coming from different perspectives and pushing each other to think differently adds a richness to our work,’ said Associate Professor Gene Moyle, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Creative Industries Faculty Head of Discipline – Dance.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts