DUALITY – an artistic exploration of quantum science

Visit DUALITY—an exhibition showcasing entries to the 2023–24 EQUS Quantum Art Competition—to explore quantum science through an artistic lens.

When: 16–20 May 2024
Where: Flow Studios, 57 Denison St, Camperdown NSW 2050
Cost: Entry to the exhibition is free; see below for tickets to the opening night

Run by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS), the 2023 Quantum Art Competition invited artists to explore quantum science through their medium of choice, drawing inspiration from the competition theme, ‘duality’:

At the very heart of quantum mechanics lies a profound and mysterious principle, one that challenges the boundaries of our perception.  It’s the idea that every entity, no matter how large or small, has a dual nature—existing simultaneously as both a particle and a wave.

Although it may seem to be a contradiction, it is verifiably true in experiments.  It’s a paradox that forms the bedrock of the inner workings of our Universe.  And this wave–particle duality is just the tip of the quantum iceberg. 

Within the quantum realm, countless other instances of simultaneous existence occur.  Quantum entities, from tiny electrons to more complex systems, somehow exist dually in multiple states at the same time, creating a tapestry of possibilities that seem to defy classical logic.

The exhibition is open to the public daily, 16–20 May 2024 (free entry).  It includes 38+ artworks submitted to the 2023 EQUS Quantum Art Competition, including the winner, runner-up, finalists and highly commended works. 

Exhibition guide coming soon!  There will be interactive art activities for kids on 18 & 19 May (more details to follow).  Contact comms@equs.org for more information or if you have any questions.

Learn more about the 2023 Quantum Art Competition finalists

Opening night

Enjoy the artworks, meet the artists and chat to scientists!

Date: Thursday 16 May 2024
Time: 6:30–9:00 pm
Location: Flow Studios, 8 Dennison St, Camperdown NSW 2050
Cost: free, recommended $50 donation to DeadlyScience

Light refreshments (drinks and canapés, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options) will be available for attendees, free of charge.

Several of the artists, as well as scientists and science communicators, will be in attendance on the night to answer any questions you may have. You may also vote for your favourite artwork for the People’s Choice Prize!

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Major funding support

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.