Renee Beale is an ideator, curator, and science communicator, working with a wide range of artists, composers, performers, and scientists. She constructs residencies, establishes artist/scientist collaborations, and curates and production manages festival programming, events and exhibitions often focused on providing open access to the latest advances in science, and presenting artistic responses to scientific research.
To date, Renee has conceived and produced in excess of 50 projects both across Australia and internationally, including for the Adelaide Fringe Festival, CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE festivals (2015, 2017, 2019), Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne Knowledge Week, Melbourne Music Week, National Science Week, Nite Art, and the Royal Society of Chemistry London.
Renee is also the Victorian Science Week Lead, managing Victorian programming for and community engagement with National Science Week, Australia's annual celebration of science.
Previously, Renee worked for the City of Melbourne programming for Melbourne Knowledge Week, and prior to this was manager and curator of LAB-14 Gallery and the School of Chemistry Cultural Collection at the University of Melbourne, manager of community programs at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry, and a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University.
Renee holds a Bachelor of Science with majors in Genetics and Neuropsychology, a PhD in Genetics, and is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Arts (specialising in Philosophy).
December 28th, 2019 | 25 mins 20 secs
activism, all the best, climate change, climate comedy, climate podcase, climatepodcase, custodians of the planet, school strike, ss4c, sustainability
This episode is an interview with Issy Philips who is a comedian and writer. We talk about finding effective ways to communicate climate change and how using humor can engage the public on climate action.
October 13th, 2019 | 37 mins 35 secs
circular economy, climate change, local economy, manufacturing, sustainability, waste, waste crisis, waste reduction, waste reuse
This is the third episode from Australian Science Week, from guest host Dr Renee Beale of the Royal Society of Victoria. Guest Dr Sahajwalla explains how a future economy, one built around localisation and reuse could solve our waste problems.
September 29th, 2019 | 23 mins 44 secs
climate change, dr renee beale, royal society, science week, sustainability
Dr Kate Selway is an Earth scientist who is passionate about understanding how our amazing planet works. She has led research teams in the deserts of central Australia, the savannas of East Africa, and the frozen expanses of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets.
September 1st, 2019 | 35 mins 13 secs
biology, climate change, exobiology, geobiology, mars, nasa, royal society, science, science week, space, sustainability
Dr Renee Beale, Curator of National Science Week for Victoria, sits down with key speaker Dr Darlene Lim for a chat about the natural world, and what the study of Mars analogues has taught her about life on Earth.