This floor talk is about a scientist and an artist who collaborated to help save an endangered species, and in the process won a Tasmanian Design Award.
Spotted Handfish Spawning Habitat and Clay is an insight into science-based, research-driven collaboration with art and design resulting in site specific ceramic artificial spawning habitat installations into the Derwent River. The project is a collaboration between Dr Tim Lynch, Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO, and Jane Bamford, ceramic artist. The aim of the project is to support the spawning of the critically endangered spotted handfish to further secure this charismatic marine species from extinction.
Click here for Dr Tim Lynch, and here for Jane Bamford. Read about the Tasmanian Design Award here.
To visit the Handfish Conservation Project website, click here.