Illuminations is an art project initiated by artist Andrew Baird. It comprises an ongoing collection of portraits of scientists, each highlighting the work of that individual as a part of the greater project of science.
As the importance of supporting rational enquiry increases in the face of the many problems faced by humanity we need more than ever to get behind those best equipped to illuminate a way forward. We live in a society deeply indebted to the work of scientists, yet their presence in the public consciousness is mostly eclipsed by sports personalities, movie actors and popular entertainers. This project aims to redress that imbalance in some small way.
Supported by RIAus, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute, and Flinders University.