Art of Science

Art of Science

Art of Science 2019 event promotion

Explore the beauty of medical research

Art of Science is a showcase of 20 finalists from the Institute’s annual Art of Science competition.

The stunning images and videos featured in this free annual exhibition have been captured by our researchers who are tackling some of the biggest health challenges facing humanity including cancer, infectious diseases and healthy ageing.

Attendees get a ‘backstage pass’ into the laboratory as they are taken on a visual journey of biomedical exploration and discovery, made possible by the Institute’s state-of-the-art imaging facilities.

The images offer unique aesthetic appeal as well as an opportunity to explore the intellectual capital that underpins the Institute’s position as the top-ranked Australian medical research institute (Nature Index, 2019). 

Art of Science at your gallery, school or museum

After the flagship exhibition at Federation Square, schools, galleries and museums can apply to host the exhibition. To discuss this further, please email

Behind the scenes

Our researchers explain the science behind their finalist entries. 


2019 Finalists

Explore our Art of Science playlist for moving image finalists and more Art of Science media. 



Additional resources

Visitors at Art of Science exhbition

The Art of Science 2019 exhibition provides visitors with a ‘backstage pass’ into the microscopic world of medical research.

Research team in a lab

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Lattice light sheet microscope

Optical microscopy has become one of the most powerful tools in medical research.

WEHI's Centre for Dynamic Imaging is advancing our understanding of how diseases develop, spread and respond to treatment.

Associate Professor Edwin Hawkins with imaging equipment

Associate Professor Edwin Hawkins and his team have answered the longstanding question of how leukaemia survives chemotherapy, bringing the world closer to more effective blood cancer treatments.​