Where science and the natural world converge through the arts  

A diverse range of art forms are being used to communicate serious scientific and natural world facts in fun and engaging ways.
Night of the Nerds

Following a two-year absence, World Science Festival Brisbane (WSFB) has returned in situ under the auspices of the Queensland Museum Network (QMN). Many of the world’s leading scientists in areas as diverse as physics, artificial intelligence, space exploration, palaeontology, the natural world and climate issues, will come together at Southbank to share knowledge and expertise while imparting hard facts about our future world.   

With more than 130 events and activities packed into six days from 22-26 March, the program offers an expansive range of conversations and discussions. But the Festival has also evolved significantly since it started in 2016 with its main premise being to take hard science and make it accessible to all. Thus, the QMN is utilising the talents of artists to communicate often-difficult concepts to a wider public in some diverse and fun programming.  

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Suzannah Conway is ArtsHub's Brisbane-based Arts Feature Writer. Suzannah is an experienced arts administrator, having been CEO of Opera Queensland, the Brisbane Riverfestival and the Centenary of Federation celebrations for Queensland. She has been writing reviews and music articles for over 15 years and regularly reviews classical music, opera and musical theatre in particular for The Australian and Limelight magazine as well as other journals.