Questacon’s 2024 Enlighten projections illuminate the power of storytelling and the science around us. Senior Ngunnawal Elder Aunty Violet’s heartfelt acknowledgment of First Nations people as the original scientists, emphasises the importance of sharing knowledge between generations.
The story celebrates the role of First Nations people as early innovators, using hands as vessels for the transfer of knowledge.
The second story introduces Questacon’s endearing characters, Pickle, Spud, and Bip, who playfully traverse the Questacon building, showcasing the playful side of science. These projections spark curiosity, reminding viewers that science is not confined to textbooks but is woven into the fabric of our everyday existence. Questacon’s Enlighten projects are a mesmerising journey that celebrates the profound connection between storytelling, curiosity, and the science that surrounds us.
Artist Acknowledgement: Connections Weaving artworks use were generously gifted by emerging artist and staff member of Questacon, Tegan Cross (nee Christophersen). Tegan is a proud Murran and Bunitj woman who grew up on Larrakia Country (Darwin). Her ancestral connections to Country are to Kakadu and Coburg Peninsula (Gurig). Tegan draws on her connection to Country and knowledge handed down by her grandmother to inspire material use, processes, and movement in her designs.