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ecology : ideas : art : science : memory : forever : now

Aviva Reed is an interdisciplinary visual ecologist. Her practice explores scientific theories, particularly concepts associated with evolution and the ecological imagination. Her work aims to explore time and scale using storytelling, visualisations, soundscapes and physical movement to to explore emergent systems occurring through complexity. 

Aviva received her Bachelor of Science in 2006 from the University of Tasmania and her Masters of Environment from the University of Melbourne in 2015. Her research thesis ‘A Symbiosis of Pedagogies’, explored ecological ontologies through the science and art nexus. Aviva is a core member of the Small Friends Books team (published by CSIRO Publishing), as well as co-designer and facilitator of  workshops inspired by these award-winning publications. These books explore the world of microbes.  Her most recent project is Oekologie Studio, an art/ science studio. Its first publication  in 2017, "Eon, the Story of the Fossils", explores what we can learn from billions of years of being part of an evolving ecosystem.  Oekologie Studio uses the Biotic Potential methodology, a technique that incorporates art making, storytelling and educational theories to explore complexity to create experiences and training in the ecologies. 

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Select clients include:

Parks Victoria, Tas

MONA Minors Markets, Tas

 NSW Government, NSW

Melbourne Water, Vic

City of Melbourne, Vic

Bob Brown Foundation, Tas

Scribblers Writers Festival, Perth

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RESIDENCIES 

2016    Artist/ Scientist in Residence: Phylogenetic Tree of Life, Aitken College, Greenvale, Victoria.
2016    University of Arizona, USA, Agricultural Dept. interdisciplinary project, Small Friends.
2014    GASP (Glenorchy Art & Sculpture Park) Internship with Janet Laurence and Tega Brain.       
2013    Windgrove, Nubeena, Tasmania.
2013    Extended Artist in Residency, Elmore Primary School, Regional Arts Victoria
2011    The Symbiogenesis Project, Laughing Waters Residency, Eltham, Victoria
2009   Art & Soul Inc., Woolloomooloo, Sydney

AWARDS

2015       Puggle Award, Environmental Award for Childrens Literature, Zobi and the Zoox 
2014       Winner of a Bronze medal in the Children’s eBook category in 2015 US Independent                                            Publisher (IPPY) awards for the Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon
2012      First prize, Window Frames exhibition, Moreland City Council, Melbourne
2010      First prize, Window Frames exhibition, Moreland City Council, Melbourne
2004      First Prize in mixed media category Royal Hobart City Agricultural Show
2003      Certificate of Merit Marine Art Exhibition- Huon Art Exhibition Group
1995      Certificate of Merit Children’s Hospital Art Exhibition, Sydney

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018       Eon Book Launch and Symbiosis Salon, Neon Parlour, Thornbury, Vic solo show
2018        HYDRO/LOGIC, Library at the Dock, Docklands, Melbourne solo show
2018       A Luta Continua, Moonah Arts Centre, Tasmania
2017      Tarkine In Motion, Long Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
2015       Zobi & the Zoox Book Launch, Artplay, Mebourne
2012      The Symbiogenesis Project, Melbourne City Library
2012      Detrital Wonderland, Installations at Village and Harvest Festivals
2012      Wonderland, Window Frames exhibition, Moreland City Council, Melbourne
2012      The Symbiogenesis Project, Eltham Community Library, Victoria
2011      Detrital Wonderland, Installations at Village and Harvest Festivals
2011      Cherish or Perish Grumpy’s Green, Collingwood, Melbourne
2010      Porcelain Punch Traveling Medicine Show, Melbourne Fringe Festival
2010      A Corporate Unmasking, Hogan’s Gallery, Melbourne
2010      Dancing on Glass, Window Frames exhibition, Moreland City Council, Melbourne
2009      Exhibit R.  Gallery 71, Hobart solo show
2009      Weld Echo, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
2008      Weld Echo, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
2007      Ethical Investments Prize exhibition, Knot Gallery, Sydney
2007      Art from Trash, Hobart, Alice Springs
2007      Threatened Species Exhibition, Darwin
2006      Weld Echo, co-curator/exhibitor with Black Sassy Collective, Hobart
2005      Marine Art Exhibition, Huon Art Exhibition Group, Tasmania
2005      eMerging exhibition, Utas, Hobart
2004      Southern Exposure exhibition, Huon Art Exhibition Group, Cygnet
2004      Hobart City Agricultural Show, Tasmania
2003      Marine Art Exhibition, Huon Art Exhibition Group, Cygnet, Tasmania
2003      HEARTHEART festival & sculpture walk, Judbury, Tasmania
2002      Curator & exhibitor HEARTHEART exhibitions in Hobart, Huonville & Cygnet