Modern portraiture, authentic public figures, what inspires us – these are but a few of the talking points generated from Vincent Fantauzzo‘s 30/30 Project. Commissioned four years ago now, this collection is just as relevant as ever and is still very much encouraging debate and igniting a creative spark in those who take it in. Responses […]Read More >
“Science and Art represent two of the highest forms of human endeavour, each exploring our inner and outer worlds in an effort to understand who and what we are. These disparate fields can be brought together through the written word. The MJWF reflects this diversity and provides a forum where the worlds of Science and Art can […]Read More >
Wonderment Walk aims to create open-air galleries which excite and inspire, galleries without walls and without boundaries, open to the public free of entry or exhibition charges.
Our projects are drawn from an arts base but also combine science and mathematical disciplines. The works are intended to engage the public in the art whilst inspiring curiosity and encouraging innovative thoughts and expression. Beginning in, but not limited to, the city of Melbourne, the artworks will form walks around the city connecting various attractions in and around trafficked areas.
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It is a wonderful addition to our city. You’ve taken vision and with hard work, turned it into a very beautiful reality.// The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Melbourne
The [Board’s] belief and integrity in this project is really true and amazing.// Renowned Australian artist
Having a sculpture walk is very good. Melbourne people will use it, will appreciate it. And still be surprised by it.// Renowned Australian artist
Both Questacon and Wonderment Walk have a shared imperative – communicating scientific ideas and phenomena in an accessible, relevant and engaging way to diverse audiences. Appreciation for and a deep interaction with science, maths, engineering and technology contributes significantly to what makes a city socially and economically vibrant and viable. Wonderment Walk’s plight to grow awareness around and interaction with these areas of knowledge will contribute significantly to making Melbourne a dynamic city of curiosity, discovery and surprise. Questacon is delighted to be a supporter of Wonderment Walk and looks forward to seeing the project grow and develop over the coming years.// Director, Questacon
Wonderment Walk is a way of intermingling science and everyday life. . . They become part of your life, as indeed science should be.// House of Lords, British scientist
Wonderment Walk is important because it is a way for Melbourne to keep on making itself interesting and relevant, so by adding this twist of science and art and technology, you’re really providing a spark to the city.// Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University
Working together we can achieve things that you could never achieve doing alone. Wonderment Walk is going to be an example of a new sort of public-private partnership that is going to involve all of these facets of society, all conspiring make Melbourne still more liveable, still more inspiring.// Distinguished Australian research biologist
Victoria University and Wonderment Walk Victoria are working together to inspire our local communities in a way that promotes the intersect between the Arts and STEM disciplines. We see great potential in the development of public artworks to provoke, promote, reflect and reveal, and this underpins the ways in which we will collaborate at our campuses and in our broader communities. As the University of Opportunity, we are excited by the potential of publicart, and believe that its characteristics as a freely available, accessible and community-focused form of expression match our values as an organisation.// Director, Business Growth and Learning Development, Victoria University
La Trobe University’s Vision is to become a vibrant centre of culture, creativity, recreation and education in Melbourne’s North. This Vision aligns with Wonderment Walk Victoria’s commitment to strengthen Melbourne’s reputation as a creative city of knowledge, combining science, mathematics and art in accessible open spaces, which excite and inspire. We congratulate Wonderment Walk on their aspirations, and look forward to working with them in achieving our shared Visions.// Chancellor, La Trobe University
I think Wonderment Walk is an affirmation by one leading citizen with colleagues and friends who are supportive of their belief in the city. They are making a decision to invest in the artistic infrastructure of the city in a very exciting and novel way. So it’s a ten out of ten project.// Former Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash University; Current Principal of King’s College London