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).
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.